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Jerry McGonigle
School of Theatre and Dance
phone: 304-293-6969

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Jerry McGonigle
School of Theatre and Dance
phone: 304-293-6969

Program Details

Program Description

The Master of Fine Arts in Acting at WVU is an intensive three-year course of study. The School of Theatre & Dance accepts a limited number of students to the program once every three years. The small class size promotes a high level of individual attention and creates an intimate and strong ensemble. We are a process-oriented program, providing an environment conducive to risk-taking and experimentation. The MFA acting students are the core of the casting pool for five to six main stage productions as well as up to ten workshop and second stage productions per year. A typical MFA student will perform in as many as 6-8 main stage and multiple workshop productions in their three years at WVU.

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The School of Theatre and Dance and its programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.