Theatre and Film Studies (MFA)

Degree: Masters Degrees

Email this | Printer friendly page

Graduate work is offered in the areas of history and theory of theatre and the dramatic arts for the PhD degree and in the creative and technical aspects of stage, film, TV, and digital media for the MFA degree. Facilities include four theatres, motion capture studio, digital video editing facilities, and an exceptional computer animation/ CAD laboratory. Extensive library facilities and cooperative research arrangements with cognate departments are available.

The Department of Theatre and Film Studies offers four degree programs: two are Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in drama and the other in film studies, and two are graduate degrees, the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.), and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Both bachelor's degrees are liberal arts degrees providing an exposure to several fields of knowledge in the physical, biological and social sciences, the humanities and the arts while also allowing a concentration in drama or film studies.

The master's degree program is pre-professional in nature, offered with concentrations in several specialties of dramatic art: acting, scenic and lighting design, costume design, and dramatic media. Finally, the doctorate is a scholarly degree with a program that emphasizes research in the history and theory of dramatic art in all it's media.


Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Old College
Athens, GA 30602-1732
Phone: 706/542-3400

Academic Department

Theatre and Film Studies
Fine Arts Building
Athens, GA 30602-3154
Phone: 706/542.2836


Graduate Coordinator

Marla Carlson


The Mission of the UGA Department of Theatre and Film Studies is:
To develop leaders in theatre, film and new media practice and scholarship;
To create works of theatre, performance and media that educate our students, enrich the cultural life of our community, and sustain a regional and national reputation for excellence and innovation;
To conjoin tradition and experimentation, old technologies and new, theory and practice;
To lead in the exploration of new dramatic forms and new stage and media technologies;
To nurture socially engaged scholars, artists and audiences;
To build bridges between disciplines, both within and outside our department;
To foster a community of faculty and students that celebrates and reflects the diversity of world theatre, cinema and new media;
To provide opportunities for students and faculty to cultivate their individual talents and realize their unique visions.

Degree Programs:

The Department of Drama & Theatre offers a selection of degree programs.

For undergraduate students, there 2 BA degree programs. A Bachelor of Arts in Drama and a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies. There is also minors in Theatre and Film Studies.

For graduate students, there are 3 MFA degree programs. A MFA in Performance, a MFA in Design and Technology, and a MFA in Dramatic Media. There is also a PhD in Theory and Critism



Course Descriptions



Find Courses

Browse the full list of programs alphabetically, or by school.