College of Fine Arts and Communication


Towson University's MFA in Theatre Arts cultivates the self-generative artist through an interdisciplinary, process-oriented, and collaborative experience. Every student will engage with a diverse range of practical approaches and theoretical perspectives in order to help develop an individual aesthetic that is expressed through the creation of new work.

Our program is designed as an experimental, self-directed process that will challenge, expand and develop each participant's artistic vision. It is for artists who cannot be content working in a single discipline or in the traditional conservatory model. The program is dedicated to educating and invigorating world citizens of theatre who engage deeply in our local and global communities, and wish to combine the life of an artist with the skills and sensibilities of entrepreneurs and educators.

Program features:

• Small cohort brought in every other year
• 60-credit curriculum in 24-month course of study leading up to a festival
• Nationaly and Internationally recognized faculty and guest artists
• Collaborative relationship with the Center for International Theatre

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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