Theatre (Interdisciplinary Digital Media), MFA

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If you're interested in a truly transdisciplinary program designed to give media artists the tools they need to work in a wide variety of contexts at the intersection of technology and experience, this program will help you achieve your artistic and educational goals.

A concentration of the MFA in theatre, the interdisciplinary digital media program focuses on the growing importance of digital media as a way of making and thinking about art and experience. Courses and research activities prepare students to become sophisticated developers, makers, evaluators and entrepreneurs of digital media while at the same time completing a sequence of core courses in theatre.

This graduate program is offered through the School of Music, Dance and Theatre in collaboration with the School of Arts, Media and Engineering.

At A Glance

Theatre (Interdisciplinary Digital Media), MFA

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Application Deadline

This program is now accepting applications for Fall 2020 admission. The application deadline is March 15, 2020. For more information, please contact

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee.
  2. official transcripts
  3. current resume
  4. statement of purpose
  5. portfolio of materials that support the statement of purpose (writing samples, electronic performance materials, etc.)
  6. three letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with the applicant's work
  7. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

The statement of purpose should detail the applicant's background in theatre as well as the applicant's interest in and suitability for work in the interdiscipline of theatre and digital media.

Applicants should see the program website for application deadlines but should note that for financial aid purposes, the School of Arts, Media and Engineering deadline is February 1.

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