College of Fine Arts and Communication


Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university* with a grade point average of 3.00 or higher. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for conditional admission.

*See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions.

Application Deadline

We accept a cohort of students every other year. Next cycle starts in fall, 2016. The deadline for receipt of applications and supporting materials is March 1, 2016.

Application Procedure

Candidates are screened by both the M.F.A. program and by University Admissions.

  • A graduate school application with required fee
  • Official transcripts from every college or university attended
  • A personal artistic statement outlining the candidate's goals as a theatre artist and the specific relevance of the M.F.A. program at Towson to the candidate's objectives
  • A current professional resume
  • Selected slides, photographs, video, DVD reviews, papers, scripts or other supporting materials in multiple artistic disciplines
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the applicant's talent, scholarship, collaborative skills and ability to thrive in a self-directed program (hard copies or online recommendations accepted)
  • A list of at least three other references, with telephone numbers, whom the department may contact for additional evaluations

For any questions, please contact the administrative director, An interview may be granted at the discretion of M.F.A. faculty following initial admission screening.

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

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

  • Students are admitted for the fall term only.

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






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