A light-skinned young woman with a white beret, rainbow-striped clothes, and blue, freckle-like dots on her face lies on the floor and smiles, while a fuzzy, light-blue puppet beside her appears to smile at her.

Tuition, Financial Aid, and Application


$8500 per year (two-year program). Part of Touchstone’s mission is to educate the next generation of theatre artists. Because we want that education to be as accessible as possible, we have lowered the cost of tuition to cover only the essentials of instruction and program overhead. Tuition does not include expenses such as room, board, books, and project budgets. For self-funded projects, students can choose to work on shoestring budgets, or they can engage in fundraising efforts as part of their work.

Financial Aid

The Touchstone Theatre / Moravian University MFA in Performance Creation is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Eligible students are able to apply for loans through the Federal Student Aid program. To learn more about financial aid, please visit Moravian University’s website.

Tuition refunds of $500 are available for eligible graduates of Lehigh Valley high schools and undergraduate programs within the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges.


We recommend interested applicants start the process by contacting Program Director Jp Jordan at jordanj03@moravian.edu to schedule an informational conversation. This will give you the understanding you need to determine whether you would like to move forward with an official application.

To apply, simply fill out a general online application on Moravian’s website. The application is streamlined, straightforward, and free. Once it has been received, you will be asked to curate a selection of work samples (writing samples, production stills, video or audio recordings, etc.) for submission and review. Final acceptance decisions will be made following a series of Zoom or in-person conversations with Touchstone Ensemble Members.

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