MFA in Performance Course Requirements

The Theatre Arts program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). Read more about College of Arts & Sciences accreditation.

MFA Candidates must complete the following course requirements. Students are paired with a faculty advisor and graduate committee to review their progress at the end of each semester, evaluating coursework, professionalism, performance projects, and any GTA responsibilities.

Performance Courses (42 Credit Hrs)

TA 624 Graduate Acting I – V

TA 622 Graduate Movement I – IV

TA 623 Graduate Voice I –IV

TA 529 Actors Theatre of Louisville Workshop

Academic Courses (12 Credit Hrs)

TA 571 Playscript Interpretation

TA 555 Tools for a Multicultural Theatre

TA 620 Performance Theory

TA 664 Approaching African American Theatre

Related Coursework (8 Credit Hrs)

TA 610 Introduction to Graduate Study

TA 611 Introduction to Pedagogy

TA 654 Independent Study in Community Service

Any 600+ Elective outside of Theatre Arts

Performance Projects (10 Credit Hrs)

TA 625, TA 626 MFA Performances

TA 600 Thesis Guidance (monograph)


Total credit hours to complete MFA in Performance: 72