The University of Central Florida offers one of the nation’s most distinctive graduate training programs in Theatre for Young Audiences. With courses such as Circus Arts, Storytelling, and Methods of Teaching Drama, the MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences is housed at the Orlando Repertory Theatre, a professional theatre for young audiences in vibrant downtown Orlando.
Located in one of the nation’s top markets for the entertainment industry, the University of Central Florida and the Orlando Repertory Theatre recognize that classroom study and practical experience are of equal and complimentary value. Students will be integrated into The REP’s season in all possible ways, affording students the opportunity to work with professional artists and teach in The REP’s award-winning Youth Academy, while studying with the University’s esteemed theatre faculty.
Accepting only six to eight students per year, the MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences is a highly selective, rigorous professional training program emphasizing both theoretical and practical training in theatre for young audiences. Graduates of this program will possess the skills needed to become professional artists and teaching artists in the field. The MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences is a three-year, sixty-one credit program. Students spend their first two years in residence at the Orlando Repertory Theatre, and their third year as professional interns with a variety of theatres for young audiences throughout the United States.
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