The Towson MFA program is unlike any other in that it trains the total theatre artist/scholar. Every year, a small and dedicated group is hand-selected to embark on a rigorous three-year journey that nurtures each member's individual artistic vision.
The curriculum is designed for the artist who is not content working within a single discipline: It is for the actor who is also a playwright; the designer who is also playwright; the director who is also a composer; the choreographer who is also a historian.
Students work with faculty and guest artists in a diverse range of disciplines, styles and techniques. In most cases, this informs the students' work, as they create projects both on their own and in collaboration with one another. There is a tremendous amount of cross-pollination of ideas, forms, and approaches between the students, faculty, and guest artists.
The program is open to all forms of experimentation; it is doggedly interdisciplinary; and it is designed for the kind of person who is a self-directed and self-producing artist, trying to work from his or her own aesthetic.
It is also for the socially engaged artist—the kind of person who believes art can make a political difference on all kinds of levels.
Finally, it is an academically rigorous program in which students are offered a solid grounding in the historical avant-garde and encouraged to engage with contemporary theories of performance studies.
If the MFA program at Towson sounds interesting to you, please contact us for more information.
MFA Program in Theatre Arts
Center for the Arts, Room 3025 (map)