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Previous threads have pointed out that in large universities that have MFA and PhD theatre programs, BA (assuming no BFA) theatre students may be treated like second-class citizens. My question is more specific. In such programs, are many classes taught by PhD and MFA students? I remember the day that I arrived to work on my PhD in a professionally-oriented program. I was told that I had two classes; that was the extent of my training. It took me about six semesters to learn the ropes. I pity the students who had to sit through my trial-by-fire. If this is the case in Theatre programs, I would rather my son not apply to such Acting programs. We are currently reviewing the BA programs at, for example, Penn State (further complicated that it has a BFA in MT), Iowa, and Maryland.