A group of MFAPP students meet in the library.

Expand Your Options

Following the completion of the MFA in Performance Pedagogy Program, our graduates will emerge with the skills necessary to go on to teach at universities, high schools, actor training programs or go into private practice as acting coaches, opening their own studios or working for other private coaches or theatres.

The goal of the program is to produce an educated professional artist who teaches relying upon both traditional and cutting edge pedagogical techniques. As the study of theatre engages the whole person (body, mind and spirit), we encourage all students to see their studies in a broad social, ethical and cultural context.

The program approaches the study of theatre with the view that theatre is a laboratory for the study of the whole of life, and our students are given multiple opportunities to teach and mentor undergraduate students as an important component of the program.

A picture of Stacey Cabaj.
In Their Own Words
"As a professional actor, earning my MFA in Performance Pedagogy was the perfect transition into a career as an educator. Through close faculty mentorship, I learned not just what to teach, but how to meaningfully and effectively educate young artists. I also gained valuable post-secondary teaching experience, which bolstered both my confidence and my resume."
-Stacey Cabaj, Assistant Professor