Theatre Arts

Program Summary

The Master of Fine Arts in theatre arts is ideal for students with a specialty in acting or theatre design and technology. Each semester, you will refine and enhance your artistic skills while planning and executing a theatrical production. You will also be required to participate in theatre study and work outside your designated area of focus.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Visual and Performing Arts

Degree(s) Offered: M.F.A. in Theatre Arts

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Specialization in Acting
  • Specialization in Design and Technology (four areas of study)
    • Costume Design
    • Lighting Design
    • Scene Design
    • Theatre Technology

Program requires GRE: No

Letters of Recommendation: 2

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 April 1
Spring October 1 December 10 October 15
Summer June 1

Contact Us

School of Theatre and Dance
Stevens Building, 200 University Circle
Program website
theatreinfo@niu.edu
815-753-1334

Director of Graduate Studies
Terry McClellan
terry@niu.edu
815-753-8257

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