Graduate Admissions - Theatre and Dance

Master of Fine Arts

The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) curriculum is a three-year program of intensive practical training. The central component of the program is frequent performance, production, and management under professional conditions at the Hilberry Theatre. Academic courses are intended as a supplement to this practical training. 

The M.F.A curriculum offers the following specializations:

Graduate research assistantships, which include tuition waivers, medical insurance, and a stipend are granted to the majority of accepted company members.

Master of Arts


Deadline for applications is generally mid-January and admission decisions are usually made by mid-March. Applications are accepted, however, until all openings are filled.

Upcoming regional audition dates:

More dates to be announced soon

To set up an audition/interview or for more information about applying to the M.F.A  program, call (313) 577-3508 or email jchavez@wayne.edu.

International students only: 
Most international students are required to pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). For more information about requirements for international students, go to The Office of International Students and Scholars or direct your questions to:

Office of International Students and Scholars
416 Welcome Center
42 W. Warren
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-577-3422 Fax: 313-577-2962