Theatre: Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technical Theatre

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Admissions & Aid

Graduate Assistantships

Most of our students in the MFA program receive some sort of financial assistance. Many of them are awarded Graduate Assistantships in the department. The G.A. stipends range from $1,100 – $4,400 per semester and requires that the student devote 5 – 20 hours per week working in some area of production. Most often, students work in an area related to their design emphasis. Out-of-state tuition waivers are available to those students who qualify. For those students particularly interested in teaching, laboratory and classroom experience is available. When making application to the program, speak to your area advisor for information concerning Graduate Assistantships.

The Application

Application to the MFA program at San Diego State University is a two-fold process.

  1. First, you must make formal application to the University. Graduate admission forms are available on-line at GRE General Test scores are required, but may be waived based on GPA after application to the university. For information regarding international students, please refer to the International Student Center for Prospective Students.

  2. Second, you must request a portfolio review and interview. Please contact:
    • Professor Anne E. McMills
      Head of Lighting Design
      School of Theatre, Television, and Film
      San Diego State University
      San Diego, CA 92182-0219
  3. Third, you must submit a resume and three letters of recommendation to the contact above.