UTK Department of Theatre

College of Arts & Sciences


All MFA candidates receive a full waiver of tuition, plus teaching assistantship stipends.  Stipends for the last two cohorts have been approximately $13000.00 per year.  Stipends are allocated over 12 months.  Additional scholarships are awarded to selected graduates during the second and third years of training.  Additionally, graduate fellowships are available by application, and theatre MFA actors and designers have won six first year fellowships in the last several years.  The total financial support MFA candidates receive over a three year period, including tuition remission, amounts to over $100.000.00.

Fees in the amount of approximately $1200.00/year remain the responsibility of the MFA candidate.


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