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Program Details

  • Award: Master of Fine Arts
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Department offers a Master of Fine Arts degree curriculum to a 60-credit, three-year program. The Performance MFA now offers the Acting, Directing and Musical Theatre tracks; the Design/Technology MFA offers Scenic Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design and Sound Design tracks, as well as Technical Direction. The MA in Theatre Arts is available for students who have an undergraduate major or minor in theatre or its equivalent. Thirty credits of graduate level work is required to complete the Master of Arts degree. Fifty percent of these hours must be at the 600 level. In addition to Theatre Research, specific plans of study are to be devised with the concurrence of the student's advisor. No P/N grades are acceptable in fulfilling major requirements.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato 56002

Labor Market Information

  • Producers and Directors

  • Median wage: $32.00/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • College Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

  • Median wage: $63,394/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato
122 Taylor Center Mankato, MN 56001 Toll-Free: (800) 722-0544 Local: (507) 389-1822 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email: admissions@mnsu.edu