MFA Performance


The Master of Fine Arts in Performance program at the University of Maryland is a three-year course of study designed for the innovative performing artist with professional theatre experience and artistic vision who wishes to build on her or his strengths and insights in a rigorous, creative and scholarly context. This program is for the entrepreneurial artist who wishes to write, direct, perform, and produce his or her own work.  It is for the performer who wishes to enhance her or his teaching artistry through strong mentorship and guidance.

The MFA in Performance will be accepting applications for the next cohort to begin in Fall 2014. In order to apply, please go to the UMD Graduate School's website, click here (or above at red box titled Apply Now), and complete the application as soon as possible, by January 5, 2014 at the latest.

Once your application inclusive of a video (link) is complete, the faculty will review your application materials. If chosen by the faculty, you will be contacted for a skype interview at a time convenient to you and faculty, but to occur no later than January 15, 2014.

Subsequent to the skype interview, you will be contacted, if chosen by the faculty, for a 2-day on-campus call back. The call backs will be held the weekend of February 15 and 16, 2014.

Please contact Stephanie Bergwall, Coordinator of Graduate Services at, or Leslie Felbain, Head of the MFA in Performance program at, with any questions.

Be sure to look through our TDPS Brochure!