About the Program

New Works for a New World

Towson University's MFA in Theatre Arts is committed to investigating new modes of performance in order to question, understand, demand, reflect and recognize.

Program Characteristics

We Question 

We question what the role of the artist is- in our current and shifting society.

We Understand

We understand that in order to make art, one must experience art.

We Demand

We demand students to have the drive, focus and command over themselves to complete this program in two years. We demand the same drive of our faculty.

We Reflect & Recognize

We reflect & recognize that we are in a position of privilege to be able to question, understand and demand. Consequently, we believe it is our civic duty to participate in the evolution of culture. We expect our students and our faculty, to not only make meaning- but to change the form in which meaning is made. By doing so, we are developing new structures for individualized aesthetics.

Crossing Borders

Employing a variety of methodologies drawn from best practices in theatrical and other art forms, students learn the skills and strategies to generate work.

Local and Global Social Practice

Students are encouraged to actively engage with the local community of Baltimore, a mecca of DIY theatre, as well as the national and international communities as they explore the relevancy of their work within the social contexts.

Artists as Educators and Entrepreneurs

Students acquire the thinking of an artist with the visions of entrepreneurs and educators through training, internships, and teaching opportunities.