M.F.A. in Design and Technology

Application Deadlines for Fall 2018:
Early Decision Deadline: December 15, 2017 (early deadline for applicants not attending U/RTA)
Final Decision Deadline: March 1, 2018 (for applicants attending U/RTA)

The University of Texas at Austin is an artistic destination where you can practice a rigorous and daring exploration of your talent. We are dedicated to adventurous creative thought, critical contemplation and the crafting of meaning through performance. 

Theatre and artists today must ply their craft in a variety of media -- film, television, themed attractions, events, exhibitions and installations. Our approach to theatrical design is to consider the traditional forms of performance design as foundational to the analysis, exploration and realization of all work where there is a story to be told. 

We are storytellers. We are a program of Narrative Design. 

We believe that the design professional today serves as a generative, rather than an interpretive, artist. To that end, we emphasize organizational and entrepreneurial skills in order to prepare the student to serve as a producer of future projects and endeavors. 

If you seek to cross the traditional boundaries of design, performance and technology and have a strong desire to create original performance work, The University of Texas at Austin community of professional faculty, staff and students may be the right match for you. "What Starts Here Changes The World."


Preparation for Admission

The University of Texas Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technology program is demanding and particularly geared toward students actively pursuing a career in theatre, film, television, themed attractions and related narrative-based opportunities. We seek committed, focused students who have a realistic understanding of these businesses and are ready to make a serious commitment to their education. Students who have been out of undergraduate school for at least a year are preferred, but our entrance requirements are based upon demonstrated talent and skill rather than professional experience.

Begin your application process today.