The M.F.A. is designed to provide a program of rigorous, advanced training and practice that enables mid-career artists to explore and expand skills in order to develop artistically and professionally. With the focus firmly on interdisciplinary practice, the M.F.A. offers artists the opportunity to create new dimensions of classical and contemporary performance. The program enables flexible interchange between artists and faculty, and the faculty mission ensures that graduates are prepared to develop their craft in new directions.
The department-based program administers graduate instruction and research leading to a Master of Fine Arts degree. This M.F.A. program is intended for mid-career theater and dance artists over a two-year period of study. The student explores relevant areas of practice including acting, choreography, design, devising and directing, in an interdisciplinary framework. The student is encouraged to explore interdisciplinary study in additional areas offered by university faculty by way of the electives in other campus graduate programs.
Two-time Academy Award winner Quentin Tarantino gave the keynote speech at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s 14th Annual Design Showcase West (DSW) on Saturday, June 4, and in attendance were Mari Carson and Sojin Han, Master of Fine Arts design students in UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance. The showcase, created by UCLA TFT, is the only entertainment design showcase on the West Coast featuring the work of students grad