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Graduate Programs

UC San Diego's Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Program in Theatre was created in 1974. You can see information on each of our six MFA degree areas using the links to the left. We are also proud to announce our PhD in Theatre and Drama, a joint program with UC Irvine.

In 1985, we established a unique professional relationship with the La Jolla Playhouse and that relationship grows and gets stronger each year. The La Jolla Playhouse (Tony Outstanding Regional Theatre, 1993) is in residence at UCSD for extended seasons each year (May through December) in our shared facilities, the Mandell Weiss Center for the Performing Arts. They produce some of the most vital and nervy theatre in this country and they share our vision of what theatre training ought to be. MFA students in Acting, Dance Theatre, Design, Directing, and Stage Management get at least one professional residency with the La Jolla Playhouse. It's more than a promise; it's a guarantee.

If you have questions or would like more information about our Graduate programs, call the Graduate Coordinator at 858-534-1046 or eMail at





Of Interest:

TheatreForum - An international theatre journal since 1992
La Jolla Playhouse - UCSD is home to this Tony Award winning theatre
UC San Diego Home Page - UC San Diego's Main Web Site
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