Directing (MFA)

Directing (MFA)

Master degree
36 months
Application deadlines: 1 February
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: $60
Intakes: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
International tuition: $48,670
Domestic tuition: $48,670

Program overview

Directing students complete one directing assistantship and direct a short play production in their first year, then direct up to five full-length productions over the second and third years of the program. In the final year, directors complete a thesis production in the Watts Theatre and a professional internship, chosen in collaboration with the directing faculty.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • Duolingo English Test
  • PTE
You must submit transcripts from all degree-granting institutions, including those attended but from which no credit was earned. The minimum scores for direct admission are a TOEFL score of 80 (ibt), with all section scores at 20 or higher, or an IELTS score of 7.0, with all section scores at 6.5 or higher, or a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 53. ​Duolingo English Test (DET) - ​​90

Career opportunities

Play production

Campus location

Chicago , United States

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