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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department of Theater

Amherst, MA

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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Overview

University of Massachusetts Amherst / Department of Theater is located in Amherst, MA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Dramaturgy
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Lighting design
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Costume design
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Scenic design
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Directing

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (for dramaturgy and costume design only)
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

60
Applied
7
Accepted
6
Enrolled
12%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (for dramaturgy and costume design only)
Master's Degree Requirements Two critical essays or design portfolios, resume of production experience

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

14
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
92%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 7.14%
White or Caucasian 85%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (50%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 0
Male (8)
Female (9)

Location & Contact

Address Amherst, MA  01003
United States
Contact Dr. Harley Erdman
Graduate Program Director
Phone: 413-545-3490
Fax: 413-577-0025