College of Fine Arts and Communication


Teacher with student

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.

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


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




Naoko Maeshiba; Photo credit: David Peltán

“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


• We accept students every other year. Application deadline for the 2016-2018 cycle is March 1, 2016.


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