Welcome to your Master of Fine Arts program at Indiana University’s Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance. Your acceptance through our competitive application process has put you in the company of some of the nation’s best emerging theatre artists.
We are proud of our department, our first-rate facilities and our outstanding faculty and staff team. The rich and varied resources you will find in our department and indeed, the university at large, are here for you to embrace and utilize as you develop as an artist, scholar and practitioner.
Our department has a long tradition of excellence in training, education and production. We have an impressive network of distinguished alumni that exemplify the rigorous instruction and innovative artistry evident in our programs of study.
Our notable faculty and staff are committed to your intellectual and artistic development. We hope that you take this time to engage, collaborate and network with your fellow M.F.A. students. Our faculty are here to guide you toward your professional goals and provide you with a rigorous and thorough experience to prepare you for entering the industry as a master of your craft.
The Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance is revered for one-on-one graduate mentorship, robust production opportunities and the highest quality instruction in the scholarship and artistry to prepare students in their disciplines.
This handbook serves as a resource for your onboarding as a member of our theatre and dance community. Please take time to meet all our faculty and staff. One of the greatest benefits of studying in our department is our collaborative community and the many opportunities to experience great work. We are here to answer your questions.
I look forward to getting to know each of you as you begin your studies, please stop by and introduce yourself.
Linda Pisano, Chairperson