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MFA in Performance Creation

Your vision. Your voice.

The Moravian College Master of Fine Arts in Performance Creation, in partnership with Touchstone Theatre, is a unique opportunity for artists to hone their vision and see their work through from artistic impulse to realization on stage. This program is for artists who want to create their own performances, instead of playing a supporting role in someone else’s vision.


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Earn a degree steeped in both the practical and the theoretical.

Part arts incubator, part apprenticeship, students create original solo and ensemble performance in both production and lab settings and teach theatre in the community while receiving hands-on experience in arts administration and production. They’ll be embedded with Touchstone Theatre for the entire program, adding professional credits to their resumes alongside their education.  Specializing in socially engaged performance creation and community-based work, Touchstone Theatre is a professional resident ensemble committed to using art to make a positive impact.

This regional first:

  • is an accelerated, full-time, two-year program.
  • includes international travel and performance.
  • is embedded in a professional ensemble.
  • features a low, 2:1 faculty-student ratio.
  • provides hands-on arts administration, production and teaching experience to create well-rounded professionals who get the job done.

First Cohort Begins August 2019*

Artist-creators with vision and voice are encouraged to apply for the first cohort of five students. We envision diverse cohorts of performers, designers, choreographers, directors, and writers.

*Pending approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education


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Learn from pioneers in ensemble theatre.

Students will be taught by award-winning, working professionals—practicing artists who know the craft from daily engagement with performance creation. The Touchstone Theatre Ensemble has been a leader in the field of ensemble theatre, focusing its energies on the development of new original performances and community-based projects for nearly 40 years. Additionally, international guest artists will rotate through the program as master teachers of various performance techniques.