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Master of Fine Arts, Theatre: Directing

The MFA Directing Program is a rigorous practice-based program that trains the next generation of live performance makers. The Directing Program is a rigorous practice-based program that trains the next generation of live performance makers. Our highly selective program is only open to two directors each year.

Students in the program direct extensively, including up to five full-length productions, as well as one-act plays, staged readings, short scenes, and class projects. Our students develop a considerable body of work, and we provide ample opportunities for feedback and growth throughout their MFA.

Students are also encouraged to take part in an internship with a professional theatre company during their three years. In addition, the department offers specializations in musical theatre, new play development, and Shakespeare. Faculty mentors help guide student training and progress, along with clear landmarks that create a well-rounded portfolio for each student.

If you would like to learn more about the directing program please contact Jerry Ruiz, Head of Directing, at jerry_ruiz@txstate.edu.