MFA

3-Year Program

The core Stage Management MFA curriculum includes seminars in specialized stage management skills, textual and performance analysis, production management, producing, score reading, directing, management theory and design. Studies can be augmented with electives in themed entertainment, producing for film, and entrepreneurship, all the while cultivating the student’s leadership and interpersonal skills, in addition to their ability to nourish creativity.

All MFA Stage Management specialization candidates are required to pass a Graduation Review to complete the Program and obtain the MFA degree.

Full Curriculum

Detailed curriculum and academic requirements can be found in the online course catalog.

View Curriculum Requirements


Interdisciplinary Opportunities

In addition to CalArts' rich and diverse community and naturally collaborative atmosphere, the Institute provides several programs of study that can be pursued concurrently with a student's chosen metier.

Integrated Media

The Integrated Media concentration is designed specifically for MFA students whose creative use of technology—in particular digital media—goes beyond their primary areas of study.

Integrated Media

Interschool Degree

This option is available to a small number of graduates and advanced third- and fourth-year undergraduates whose skills and artistic interests warrant pursuing a degree in more than one School.

Interschool Degree


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