The M.F.A. degree is a pre-professional, terminal degree that emphasizes the development of particular production related skills. The three-year MFA degree offers superior students advanced training and opportunities in costume, lighting, or scene design. Maryland offers students not only coursework and studio time, but opportunities to realize their designs on the main stage and in the School's various spaces in our 130 million dollar Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
The program prepares the student to enter the professional theatre and entertainment fields. MFA students in design work with an award-winning faculty of professional designers and have opportunities to intern at the more than 75 professional theatres in the Washington/Baltimore corridor.