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88 Master of Art Degrees in Performing Arts

Being successful in today’s job industry is beginning to take more than a bachelor’s degree. Graduates are discovering that earning their Master of Arts can lead them to jobs they only dreamed of as well as opportunities to work in industries around the world. One popular Master of Arts degree is in Performing Arts. Many prospective students, such as you, may be wondering what is an MA… Read more

Being successful in today’s job industry is beginning to take more than a bachelor’s degree. Graduates are discovering that earning their Master of Arts can lead them to jobs they only dreamed of as well as opportunities to work in industries around the world.

One popular Master of Arts degree is in Performing Arts. Many prospective students, such as you, may be wondering what is an MA in Performing Arts? Simply stated, it is a degree earned as a postgraduate that encompasses the fields of dance, drama, music, and film. Courses taken to earn this degree include classroom work and training in dancing, acting, costume and set design, vocal performance, and script writing. The acting classes range from theater training to film acting, while the script classes can range from creating your own to analyzing other pieces.

Earning your Master in Performing Arts can be very helpful in jumpstarting your career. The training you receive will prepare you for various job opportunities and give you a rich background of knowledge and credentials. If you are looking to work in the theater or film industry, this degree can help you network, build professional relationships and lead you towards working in a creative and innovative field.

The cost of attending classes to earn this degree will change depending on what school you choose. Anything from location to the number of credits will affect the price. To have a clear understanding of your tuition costs, it is best to contact the school you wish to attend.

Once you have received your MA in Performing Arts you will be able to find work in the industries of music, film, theater, and dance. You may find yourself managing a local theater company or acting on stage. You can also work as a director for film, television or plays, as well as teach students of any age at local colleges, schools or summer camps.

If you are interested in pursuing this degree, you can search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

For more than 30 years, the CIIS Drama Therapy program has been steeped in the exploration of how therapeutically adapted dramatic processes work over time to heal wounds, fac ... +

For more than 30 years, the CIIS Drama Therapy program has been steeped in the exploration of how therapeutically adapted dramatic processes work over time to heal wounds, facilitate lasting change, and help people reach their highest potential. Our program integrates experiential, didactic, and clinical courses in a carefully paced and sequenced curriculum, to train students to become personally and culturally aware, attuned, and competent drama therapists and psychotherapists. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Tilburg, Netherlands

Located in the heart of Tilburg, the Netherlands, Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts is dedicated to the study and investigation of cultural developments of all kin ... +

Located in the heart of Tilburg, the Netherlands, Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts is dedicated to the study and investigation of cultural developments of all kinds, and to understanding how they can produce meaningful change within our shared spaces. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Berlin, Germany

Study a Master of Arts in Music Management. This Media and Communication Management M.A. programme is taught entirely in English at our Macromedia campuses in Berlin, Germany.

Study a Master of Arts in Music Management. This Media and Communication Management M.A. programme is taught entirely in English at our Macromedia campuses in Berlin, Germany. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 semesters
English
Oct 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Sidcup, United Kingdom +1 More

This programme is an opportunity to explore your experience as a theatremaker and to develop your existing practice. You can come from any discipline including film, performan ... +

This programme is an opportunity to explore your experience as a theatremaker and to develop your existing practice. You can come from any discipline including film, performance, dance, design, live art or writing. The primary focus of the degree is the development of ensemble performance and theatre that is innovative, imaginative and contemporary. It is for those who want to make and perform, write and direct, improvise and devise theatre. The programme takes a physical approach to making theatre and working with text. It will begin by developing the group to form an ensemble and concentrating on the development of the skills of the company's individual members. -
MA
Full-time
13 - 24 months
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

Our Research Master’s in Musicology will train you in advanced research while giving you academic insight into the theoretical and artistic principles underpinning music acros ... +

Our Research Master’s in Musicology will train you in advanced research while giving you academic insight into the theoretical and artistic principles underpinning music across history and cultures. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Bath Spa University
Bath, United Kingdom

You’ll receive one-to-one instrumental or vocal tuition from our team of experienced tutors as part of a series of performance modules. The course culminates with a final proj ... +

You’ll receive one-to-one instrumental or vocal tuition from our team of experienced tutors as part of a series of performance modules. The course culminates with a final project, where you’ll prepare a performance, normally a high-profile public recital. Alongside your solo work, you’ll develop your research, collaborative, ensemble, and publicity skills. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Practice is at the heart of MA Choreography and Performance Practices at Lincoln. This studio-based programme is designed to attract dance and movement practitioners intereste ... +

Practice is at the heart of MA Choreography and Performance Practices at Lincoln. This studio-based programme is designed to attract dance and movement practitioners interested in dance performance, choreography, facilitation, and research. The programme is designed to directly addresses the changing landscape of contemporary dance and performance by encouraging students to engage with, and challenge, existing ideas and trends. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford, USA

Students in the MA in Music have the unique opportunity to study broadly across five exciting sub-disciplines--composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theory ... +

Students in the MA in Music have the unique opportunity to study broadly across five exciting sub-disciplines--composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theory--while receiving a focused training in one of them. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, USA

Harness the power of communication. Hone your proficiency in the theory and practice of communication, and develop an appreciation of differing perceptions of the world.

Harness the power of communication. Hone your proficiency in the theory and practice of communication, and develop an appreciation of differing perceptions of the world. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York, USA

Learn to navigate a fast-paced and compelling industry while studying in New York City, the world's music business capital. Combine cross-disciplinary course work in business, ... +

Learn to navigate a fast-paced and compelling industry while studying in New York City, the world's music business capital. Combine cross-disciplinary course work in business, finance, the arts, and more, and gain real-world experience working with industry leaders. Tailor your degree with electives in areas such as concert management, promotions, and strategic marketing. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Oct 2022
07 Jan 2022
Campus
 
Goldsmiths, University of London
London, United Kingdom

The MA Music advances your exploration of today’s music in all its complexity. From a range of stimulating pathways, you choose one that best suits your interests. Modules are ... +

The MA Music advances your exploration of today’s music in all its complexity. From a range of stimulating pathways, you choose one that best suits your interests. Modules are shared across pathways and are rooted in academic and practice-based research. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Pécs
Pécs, Hungary

Besides general music theory and music history classes, the training will introduce students to the technique of choral conducting as well as to theoretical and practical issu ... +

Besides general music theory and music history classes, the training will introduce students to the technique of choral conducting as well as to theoretical and practical issues related to the human voice, voice formation and maintenance, the history of choral music, repertoire, different styles and all the related know-how in all branches of choir music. Choral conducting and learning it at a high level requires personal skills, artistic sensitivity, having a good ear, knowledge of music and, most of all, the individual’s singing culture and knowledge about chamber music. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Emerson College
Boston, USA

Teach theatre and create transformative experiences in our Theatre Education & Applied Theatre (MA/MFA) program. Our program allows you to grow and refine your craft as bo ... +

Teach theatre and create transformative experiences in our Theatre Education & Applied Theatre (MA/MFA) program. Our program allows you to grow and refine your craft as both an artist and educator. We offer two tracks of study to choose from, Theatre Educator and Theatre and Community, that allow you to pursue your professional goals. No matter which tracks you select, you will have the flexibility to choose elective courses that align with your unique interests and customize a course of study that supports your goals. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2022
01 Dec 2021
Campus
 
University of Roehampton London
London, United Kingdom

Develop your choreographic identity over two full years as part of a creative, collaborative and supportive environment.

Develop your choreographic identity over two full years as part of a creative, collaborative and supportive environment. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
USEK - Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
Jounieh, Lebanon +3 More

On October 31, 1970, from among all the universities in the Middle East and North Africa, the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik was the first to undertake the initiative of fou ... +

On October 31, 1970, from among all the universities in the Middle East and North Africa, the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik was the first to undertake the initiative of founding, within the Faculty of Letters, the Institute of Musicology. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2021
Campus