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Considering an MFA in Theatre Arts?

You already know how to act. Come learn how to teach.


Loyola Marymount University's is a terminal degree program that trains professional performers how to teach at university, college and private instruction levels.

Our location in the heart of West Los Angeles allows you to continue to work and act while earning a degree that will open up a new world of career options. This graduate masters program is geared toward working professionals, with a flexible format and financial aid options. Applications for Fall 2019 admission will be accepted through July 15.

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Located on our beautiful campus in the heart of West Los Angeles
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Hands-On Experience
Gain actual teaching experience instructing theatre arts students
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Small Class Sizes
Receive personalized attention and work closely with faculty
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Flexible Format
Finish your degree on a schedule that works for you

“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.”
- Assistant Professor Stacey Cabaj, Loyola Marymount University


Open up your career options!

University Professor

Acting Studio Owner / Instructor


Private Acting Coach

Theatre Program Director

Educational Outreach Manager