The School of Theatre and Dance offers a limited number of graduate assistantships for both the Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts student. The graduate assistantships usually provide tuition waiver and a stipend and require a minimum of 20 hours of service to the School of Theatre and Dance in the form of instruction, supervision of labs, or work in a specific area (office, scene shop, costume shop). Students interested in a graduate assistantship must apply to the School of Theatre and Dance in writing. To be continued on a graduate assistantship, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, pass periodic reviews by the Graduate Studies Committee and (if M.F.A. students) yearly audition or portfolio reviews, and show satisfactory progress toward the degree. Students are notified in the spring semester of the awarding or continuation of a graduate assistantship. An MA, student may hold an assistantship for a maximum of two academic years (excluding summers) and an M.F.A. student may hold an assistantship for a maximum of three academic years (excluding summers and off-campus internships).
Contact Dr. Yuko Kurahashi, Graduate Coordinator for more information.