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Theatre - Master's

Availability: Hattiesburg Options

Earn your terminal degree in Theatre

The school offers the Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Performance, Theatre Design and Technology, and Directing. Each program provides the student with sound theory and intensive practical training as well as opportunities for extensive performance experiences and exposure to visiting professional artists.

Admission/acceptance requires audition or portfolio review.

The University of Southern Mississippi is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

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5fully produced shows each year
2dedicated performance spaces
3year terminal degree completion

What Will I Learn?

Skills needed to have a successful career in the professional world. Experiences to set you above the rest.

Professors on Stage

Theatre Performance professor Robin Aronson performs in the USM Theatre Season along with undergraduate and graduate students. Recent performances include You Can't Take it With You and Cabaret.


Degree Plan Availability
Theatre (Design and Technical) MFAHattiesburg
Theatre (Directing) MFAHattiesburg
Theatre (Performance) MFAHattiesburg

Contact Us

School of Performing and Visual Arts

Theatre and Dance Building (TAD) 202D

Hattiesburg Campus

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  • Director
  • Scenic Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Actor
  • Lighting Designer
  • Theatre Professor
  • Yolanda Williams, Directing, 2009
    Producing Artistic Director/Co-Founder at Blue Light Underground Ensemble
  • Hali Hutchinson, Costume design and technology, 2016
    Costume Lab cutter/draper UNC, Charlotte
  • Rachael Schwartz, Theatre Performance, 2014
    Professor of Acting Emory and Henry College