Graduate Programs
Graduate Programs
 

UCI is devoted to the development of working professional actors: actors who can make for themselves a successful professional life in an extraordinarily competitive field and who possess the skills, insight, intelligence, creativity, and vision to create the theatre of the future. UCI has proven itself notably successful in training working professionals: virtually all of our MFA graduates in the past fifteen years now perform on stages around the country, on and off Broadway, in regional theatres, or in feature films and television series. Many hold faculty positions in university theatre departments (please see our Alumni Newsletter for all details). Such a degree of success cannot be achieved by actors who possess mere professional competence. UCI actors are successfully working in the acting profession because their talent - and their training - has made them exceptional.

 
UCI is devoted to the development of working professional actors: actors who can make for themselves a successful professional life in an extraordinarily competitive field and who possess the skills, insight, intelligence, creativity, and vision to create the theatre of the future.
M.F.A. in Directing
The M.F.A. Directing program at UC Irvine is dedicated to the idea that theatre should challenge and expand the mind, move the soul, and delight the spirit. We are committed to training professional directors who want to make this kind of theatre in the 21st Century.
M.F.A. in Stage Management
The M.F.A. Stage Management program at the University of California, Irvine is dedicated to the professional training of advanced students interested in developing their skills, knowledge, and abilities in production stage management.
M.F.A. in Design
UC Irvine provides a challenging and creative environment for the curious and resourceful design student. We believe a strong foundation in design for the theatre and the opportunity to explore digital tools will develop unique and thoughtful artistic collaborators. With a UC Irvine education, the designer will be exceptionally well-suited to a career in the theatre and related entertainment arts.
M.F.A. in Music Direction
The UC Irvine Master of Fine Arts in Music Direction prepares artists for a professional life in the theatre as musical directors. The UCI program is housed within the Department of Drama at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts in Irvine, California.
Ph.D. Program
The Department of Drama at UC Irvine and the Department of Theatre and Dance at UCSD offer a Joint Doctoral Program in Drama and Theatre, the only one of its kind in the UC system and indeed in the entire US.