A requirement of the MFA degree in Theatre is the completion of a Practicum Project.
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate that the candidate possesses professional
proficiency in the area of specialization.
The project is supervised and evaluated by the student’s Advisory Committee, but the
student is given significant control and responsibility regarding the implementation
of the project.
The body of work that the student completes during the first two years of study is
preparatory to the Practicum Project and should be viewed as such in terms of providing
competencies and qualifications for the Practicum.
For both directing and design students the Practicum Project is usually a project
produced as part of the University of Memphis theatre season. The student will serve
as director, designer, or technical director according to their area of emphasis.
Occasionally, opportunities exist for a project at another area theatre and students
may propose such as their Practicum if they can demonstrate to their Advisory Committee
that appropriate supervision is feasible and reasonable.
Department of Theatre & Dance
144 Theatre Building
Phone: (901) 678-2523
Fax: (901) 678-1350