College of Fine Arts and Communication


Towson University's M.F.A. in Theatre Arts cultivates the self-generative artist through an interdisciplinary, process-oriented and collaborative experience. It is for artists who cannot be content working in a single discipline or in the traditional conservatory model but instead aspire to create work by investigating new systems, forms or models.


Naoko Maeshiba

  Photo credit: David Peltán

What Is Self?

“In the end, there is only one person who can make the final decisions — self. What is self? This is the beginning and ending of everything.”
— Naoko Maeshiba, Program Director

Is the M.F.A. in Theatre Arts Program Right for You?

Towson University's M.F.A. in Theatre Arts offers:

  • Small student cohort and small class sizes
  • A close mentor-like relationship with faculty
  • 60-credit curriculum in 24-month course of study leading up to a festival
  • Nationally and internationally recognized faculty and guest artists
  • A collaborative relationship with the Center for International Theatre Development


Artist Videos

Please view these two videos from a guest artist and a former student to get a better understanding of the kind of work produced in the M.F.A. in Theatre Arts program.

Guest Artist

Rinde Eckert

In Search of the Dream You Can't Imagine

Alumni Artist

Caroline Reck

Once there were Six Seasons

Naoko Maeshiba, Director
MFA Program in Theatre Arts
Center for the Arts, Room 3034 (map)

Phone: 410-704-2791
Fax: 410-704-3914


Naoko Maeshiba


  • Students are admitted for the fall term only.

• The deadline for completed applications and admission credentials is Mar. 1.



news and events

•The Department of Theatre Arts announces a redsigned MFA program for Fall 2014. Read More

•Two MFA students win City Paper Fiction Writing Competition. Read more.

• Seven local stage productions make "City Paper's" Top 10 in "The Year in Stage". Read more.







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