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.
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.
- Scenic Designer
- Costume Designer
- 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