The UW School of Drama transforms artists and scholars into singular, innovative and courageous professionals, poised to be the creative leaders of tomorrow. Our dynamic, award-winning faculty is dedicated to enabling each student to reach their full potential.

We offer MFA degrees in acting, design, and directing, a four-year undergraduate liberal arts education in Drama or Musical Theater, and a PhD in theatre history and criticism. Our location in Seattle, one of the great theatre cities of the world, and in a region noted for creative entrepreneurship, makes our school a unique place to learn, work, and perform.

Upcoming Events

April-May23-4
The Beggar’s Opera Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse
May14-17
MFA Dance Concert Meany Studio Theatre

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MFA Design

MFA Design

Our goal is to train scenic, costume, and lighting designers in the performing arts to become professional visual artists of the highest caliber. We hope to aid in developing artists who can invent personal, unique, and enriching solutions to the complex artistic challenges that manifest themselves in the dramatic exploration of complex human emotions, ideas, and relationships.