UCF School of Performing Arts Fall 2020 FAQ

College of Arts and Humanities

Theatre M.A.


PLEASE NOTE: UCF is currently accepting applications for M.A. in Theatre Studies. Please contact Julia.Listengarten@ucf.edu with questions. M.A. students are accepted in fall and spring semesters. See Graduate Catalog for application deadlines.

The Master of Arts in Theatre program provides high school teachers, community college teachers, and developing theatre scholars the opportunity to strengthen skills and knowledge of theatre beyond the undergraduate level. The Master of Arts in Theatre provides less practical training than the M.F.A. degree. Since its purpose is not to train persons for professional careers in the arts and entertainment industry, the program of study is more theoretical. M.A. students typically pursue a variety of goals: increasing specific theatrical skills, extending theatre skills into new areas, preparing for entrance into doctoral Theatre programs, or in the case of educators, expanding their expertise and credentials. Students may be admitted on either a full-time or part-time basis.


Minimum requirements for admission are a B.A. or B.F.A. degree in Theatre or equivalent. An interview is also required. Each student interested in the program must apply to UCF through the College of Graduate Studies before being considered a serious candidate.

Due to COVID-19, the GRE requirements for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 are suspended.

Students applying for entrance into the M.A. program should have successfully completed the following undergraduate courses or their equivalent:

  • Script Analysis or Play Analysis
  • Theatre History and Dramatic Literature courses
  • Directing I

Any questions about these requirements should be directed to the program coordinator. Students must submit application materials to UCF's Graduate Studies AND the Department of Theatre. The University of Central Florida employs an online application process which can be accessed at www.graduate.ucf.edu. Additional materials must be submitted directly to the theatre department.

An interview is required. Contact Julia Listengarten at julia.listengarten@ucf.edu to schedule.

Submit to the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official GRE scores
  • Residency Classification Form
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Résumé
  • Three (3) Current Letters of Recommendation

Submit to the Theatre Department

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Résumé
  • Three (3) Current Letters of Recommendation (if hard copies are available)
  • Transcripts (can be unofficial)
  • Writing sample (5-10 pages, double spaced) on a theatre-related subject with bibliography

Mail to:

Theatre UCF, attn.: Julia Listengarten
P.O. Box 162372
Orlando, FL 32816-2372
or e-mail: julia.listengarten@ucf.edu



Julia Listengarten
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