University of Pittsburgh

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Theatre Arts


4200 Fifth Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

United States


1-412- 624-9300

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

of theatre and performance studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

At Pitt, we create teachers and philosophers of theatre. All of our graduate students teach a diverse range of courses ranging from performance to history, literature, and criticism, all with a focus on developing pedagogical skills. THEORY Our graduate students work on the cutting edge of theory. You'll work side-by-side with renowned scholars and acclaimed theatre professionals in a variety of workshops, seminars, and individual mentoring programs. PRACTICE Our graduate students combine their academic research with active theatre work, often in self-developed projects. Here at Pitt, we believe that true philosophers of theatre should study theatre within the cultural context of live productions. PRAXIS Resting at the confluence of theory and practice, the University of Pittsburgh Department of Theatre Arts graduate program unites academic work, creative productions, and ample opportunities for practical teaching, in order to create an integrated graduate experience.


Accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Theater

International Student Requirements:

Non-US citizens must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores and complete the International Graduate Student Supplemental Forms found here:

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: To determine eligiblity for federal student aid, students should begin by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal School Code: 00337900

Locale: Large City

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