The University of Alabama provides the tools necessary to successfully pursue a career in either performance or academia. The MFA is a rigorously structured sequence of study that provides the actor a solid base of technique and proficiency in an array of acting styles and methods.

The mainstage and studio seasons provide considerable performance opportunities for MFA candidates. Typically the Department produces eight shows each season with a varied repertory of dramatic styles. With their extensive national and international connections, the faculty facilitates professional summer performance opportunities with national and international theatre companies.

As many of our graduates go on to pursue professional careers, UA Theatre & Dance is committed to assisting with that transition through organizing internships and seeking local theatrical and film casting opportunities. In addition, our graduates have the opportunity secure AEA and SAG talent agent representation through our New York Showcase.

For more information, please contact Seth Panitch, director of MFA and undergraduate acting at

Graduate Acting Curriculum