College of Fine Arts and Communication


About the Program

Our program is an experimental, self-directed process that challenges, expands and develops each participant's artistic vision. Over their residency, students work closely with one another on projects initiated by themselves, members of the faculty and guest artists. The 24-month program culminates in the presentation of a work in progress that is the exploration of a student’s personal aesthetic. Students in the program will also have the added benefit of extensive resources and theatre facilities available for their creative work.

Program Characteristics

Individualized Process-Oriented Study

  • Every class encourages individual ideas and new and creative approaches to theatre
  • We employ methodologies drawn from best practices in theatrical art forms
  • Our faculty support student growth through one-on-one consultations and continuous feedback
Theatre M.F.A. faculty and students
Theatre M.F.A. faculty and students

Interdisciplinary Focus

  • Our students work in multiple disciplines (composer/writer, dancer/director, installation artist/performer)
  • Students learn a deeper processes of inquiry by applying vocabularies from different disciplines
Theatre M.F.A. performance
Theatre M.F.A. performance

Artist as a Global Citizen

  • We inspire students to become world citizens of theatre who engage actively in our local and global communities
  • We ask students to consider their aesthetic and social orientation as artists, exploring the relevancy of their work in national and international contexts
Theatre M.F.A. performance


Local Engagement

  • Students and alumni are actively engaged in the local Baltimore Arts Scene


Artists as Educators and Entrepreneurs

  • We provide opportunities for students to develop as artistic entrepreneurs
  • Teaching internships and guest artists’ work sessions acquaint students with the diverse perspectives needed for the life of an artist in the 21st century
Artists as educators and entrepreneurs

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

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

Learn more about the resources and facilities available to students in the M.F.A. in Theatre Arts program.






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