Theater students performing in a production of "The Clean House"

M.F.A. Theatre

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College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
ALB 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
Phone: (208) 885-6453
Fax: (208) 885-6296
Amber Gray

In Depth Creative Production

Students must audition or submit a portfolio and have been studying as a B.A./B.S. theatre major to pursue a B.F.A. in theatre arts. Continue crafting your skills in theatre with on-stage experience while developing your creative talent and technical skills for your future career in professional theatre.

Fast Facts

  • Yearly Student Learning / Travel Opportunities (Kennedy Center / American College Theatre Festival, Idaho Repertory Theatre, & Academic Productions Throughout the Year) 
  • Internship Opportunities (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Idaho Repertory Theatre) 
  • Advanced personal mentorship in small classroom settings 
  • Fully Equipped Facilities (Hartung & KIVA Theaters) 
  • 400 Seat Hartung Theater
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Playwright
  • Designer
  • Technician
  • Technical Director
  • Stage Management
  • House Management
  • Publicity & Marketing


Job Placement

90% job placement after graduation.

Salary $54,000 – $92,000 per year based on national average (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Degree Roadmap

Specific coursework and requirements for earning a M.F.A. in theatre can be found at: M.F.A in Theatre.

Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in

$32,000 distributed annually. Some teaching assistantships are also available.

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

Lab Fees $1200
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Hands-On Learning
  • Acting Coursework
  • Design Coursework
  • Directing Coursework
  • Stage Technology Coursework
  • Design, Performance, & Management leadership in the production of plays
  • Internships

    Our graduate students have done internships throughout the country. Some of them include:

    • Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Rex Rabold Fellowship) 
    • Actors Theatre of Louisville
    • Idaho Repertory Theatre


    • Student Theatre Organization