MU Theatre presents 'Luchadora'

Experience Hands-On Learning

The Graduate Program in the Department of Theatre is a community of accomplished artists and scholars who are dedicated to excellence. Our award-winning faculty and alumni are stellar in the field of Theatre and Performance Studies at the regional, national, and international level.

Mizzou's Master's and Doctoral students have many opportunities to work closely with faculty and undergraduates in all aspects of the Theatre as playwrights, instructors, teaching assistants, designers, historians, technicians, interactive theatre, authors, solo performers, directors, make-up artists, ensemble actors, dramaturgs, and producers of new work. Our faculty's expertise ranges from theatrical history to production and design, from Interactive theatre to Performance Studies. Each graduate student becomes a part of the rich Mizzou legacy of excellence in the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, the Mid-America Theatre Society, the American Society for Theatre Research, and the Theatre and Performance Studies Divisions of the National Communication Association and the Central States Communication Association.


MU Theatre presents 'Body Maps'

The MU Theatre continues to thrive in a highly collaborative environment. In addition to the faculty's numerous publications and productions, they work closely with graduate students to direct, write, and produce academic and dramatic work. Together, they have created nationally recognized creative work for the stage and in top journals and academic presses. Several faculty and graduate students have also worked collaboratively to obtain grants, create scripts, and foster new plays from the page to the stage. 

Graduate assistants are an integral part of the academic program. The high graduation and job placement rate is a result of providing necessary mentoring for today's competitive market. With a sophisticated theatrical season during the academic year held on two main stages, the MU Theatre also offers several innovative programs in writing, acting, and directing, including the World Theatre Workshop, Interactive Theatre, the Troubling Violence Performance Project, the Missouri Playwrights Workshop, the Life and Literature in Performance Series, and the Larry D. Clark Summer Repertory Theatre.

Question about graduate academics?

Email: Mimi Hedges @ or Jabarbara Jennings @

Contact Info

For applications or more information, please write or call:
Department of Theatre
University of Missouri
129 Fine Arts Building
Columbia, MO 65211
phone: 573-882-2021
fax: 573-884-4034

Please upload unofficial copies of all college/university transcripts to your online application for admission. You will only need to provide official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Studies if you are accepted to the program.