MFA in Theatre Education

The MFA Theatre Education program provides a unique opportunity for those who are in the beginning stages of their careers as theatre artists to further their own artistry and professional goals, while at the same time developing techniques for teaching theatre in the classroom.

Our program seeks to:

  • Develop and expand the theatre artist’s own personal approach, sensibility, and creativity.
  • Work with the ensemble of undergraduate theatre majors in a laboratory-like setting, as a means of reinventing the idea of the artist through intense collaboration.
  • Prepare for professional life through various workshops and colloquia.
  • Draw on the professional training expertise of the faculty, so that Theatre Education students and their faculty mentors design individualized programs of study that focus on strong teaching specialties set in a full understanding of all aspects of performance and production.

Curriculum Highlights

  • Individually focused curriculum.
  • Opportunity to teach and develop undergraduate courses.
  • Weekly graduate seminars.
  • Acting and directing opportunities in School of Theatre productions.
  • Artistic opportunities with our Boston University Professional Theatre Initiative members and our professional company, the Boston Center for American Performance, which debuted in fall 2008.
  • In the final year of study, each student develops a thesis project as a natural outgrowth of their individual artistic journey.