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Performance (MFAP)   

Program Title and Classification

Performance

Graduate Degree Program

College: Arts and Humanities

Abstract

The three-year M.F.A. in Performance will offer admission once every three years to experienced performers. This unique world-class graduate program offers an array of studies and opportunities designed to explore the broad spectrum of American and International performance traditions while laying the foundation for individual ground-breaking approaches to personalized expression and teaching skills. We are looking for motivated visionaries with unique voices who would appreciate a performance-based graduate program designed to guide and support them on their journey from idea to revelation, from exploration to ownership. Currently the M.F.A. in Performance program is not accepting applications.

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • CV/Resume
  • Writing Sample: A sample of work, uploaded to the Upload Requirements section of the application.
  • Teaching Resume: Entered in the Employment History section of the application.

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
Not Accepting Applicants for Fall 2017
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
Not Accepting Applicants for Fall 2017


Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.tdps.umd.edu

Degree Requirements

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

M.F.A. in Performance applicants must provide CV; One page statement of goals in relation to your creative and research interests; teaching resume; video of introduction and creative work; and three letters of recommendation from professional directors, teachers or artistic collaborators. Callbacks are held in February.

The MFA in Performance is currently on hiatus. Please contact the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies regarding future recruitment.

 

Facilities and Special Resources

The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies is housed in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland. This state-of-the-art facility includes the 650-seat Ina and Jack Kay Theatre, the 200-seat Robert and Arlene Kogod Theatre and the 100-seat Cafritz Theatre.

The campus is within a few miles of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Arena Stage, the National Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre at the Lansburgh, and the Olney Theatre Center, which are among more than 80 professional area theatres. Two of the greatest libraries in the world, the Library of Congress and the Folger Shakespeare Library, are in close proximity to campus. Students also make regular use of the Smithsonian Institution, the Federal Theatre Project Archives, the National Archives, and more than 50 specialized libraries and institutions in the Washington metropolitan area.

Financial Assistance

The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies is housed in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland. This state-of-the-art facility includes the 650-seat Ina and Jack Kay Theatre, the 200-seat Robert and Arlene Kogod Theatre and the 100-seat Cafritz Theatre.

The campus is within a few miles of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Arena Stage, the National Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre at the Lansburgh, and the Olney Theatre Center, which are among more than 80 professional area theatres. Two of the greatest libraries in the world, the Library of Congress and the Folger Shakespeare Library, are in close proximity to campus. Students also make regular use of the Smithsonian Institution, the Federal Theatre Project Archives, the National Archives, and more than 50 specialized libraries and institutions in the Washington metropolitan area.

Website

http://www.tdps.umd.edu

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