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57 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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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 2020
15 Aug 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
London College of Creative Media
London , United Kingdom

Have you ever had an idea that could form the basis of a new business and that you would like to see succeed at scale in the real world? On this practical, project-focused MA ... +

Have you ever had an idea that could form the basis of a new business and that you would like to see succeed at scale in the real world? On this practical, project-focused MA Creative Entrepreneurship programme, you will build prototypes and business plans in a creative and academically rigorous university environment that offers excellent networking opportunities with potential collaborators, mentors and investors. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Cambridge , USA

Longy offers the first, one-year accredited degree program in the world inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan program that is changing the lives of children in underserved co ... +

Longy offers the first, one-year accredited degree program in the world inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan program that is changing the lives of children in underserved communities through intensive music instruction. The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program was developed with the LA Phil to establish a hands-on approach to learning. Now in partnership with the Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) and Street Symphony, you will “learn by doing” by working in the surrounding underserved neighborhoods of the Rampart District of Los Angeles. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Arts
Hong Kong

The M.A. in Music is a two-year part-time or one-year full-time Master's Degree for music educators and other holders of a first degree in music. This flexible course covers d ... +

The M.A. in Music is a two-year part-time or one-year full-time Master's Degree for music educators and other holders of a first degree in music. This flexible course covers different study areas, and students choose courses according to their professional interests and musical aspirations. The programme is designed to develop in graduates the philosophy and skills necessary for postgraduate studies in music: to provide a theoretical framework for research and creative work; to develop opportunities for the application and communication of musical ideas in a variety of settings; and to develop a wider perspective of music and its applications in a changing world context. All courses are taught in English, except for those related to Chinese music which may be taught in Chinese. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English, Chinese
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Emerson College
Boston , USA

Learn the art of teaching theatre with our Master of Arts in Theatre Education and Applied Theatre and our Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Education and Applied Theatre. As one ... +

Learn the art of teaching theatre with our Master of Arts in Theatre Education and Applied Theatre and our Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Education and Applied Theatre. As one of the largest programs of its kind in the country, we’ll prepare you to create both theatre and learning experiences that transform lives and communities. With two tracks of study, Theatre Teacher Education or Theatre and Community, our courses integrate theory and reflective practice and give you the opportunity to develop skills and expand your knowledge in the art of theatre, the principles of teaching and learning in theatre, and the practices of applied drama and theatre. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Sidcup , United Kingdom +1 More

The Light in Performance MA offers a unique opportunity to explore current uses and applications of light as a material for performance. The programme is aimed at lighting spe ... +

The Light in Performance MA offers a unique opportunity to explore current uses and applications of light as a material for performance. The programme is aimed at lighting specialists who want to develop and expand their practice in designing with light, as well as non-specialists who want to expand their knowledge of working with light, such as directors, designers, choreographers, dancers, musicians and artists. -
MA
Full-time
13 months
English
Oct 2020
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
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Bath Spa University
Bath , United Kingdom

Within the context of contemporary movement practice, our postgraduate dance programme has a specialist focus on site, collaboration, and screen-based practice. Our Dance degr ... +

Within the context of contemporary movement practice, our postgraduate dance programme has a specialist focus on site, collaboration, and screen-based practice. Our Dance degree offers a creative environment that supports you to explore and develop your specialist practice within an international community of emerging dance artists. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Tilburg , Netherlands

This part-time 2 year innovative Joint Degree Master Choreography is run jointly by Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam and Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts i ... +

This part-time 2 year innovative Joint Degree Master Choreography is run jointly by Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam and Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg. The program is designed to support experienced movement makers from a variety of fields while they carry out research into questions initiating from their current practice. -
MA
Part-time
24 months
English
Sep 2021
31 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
Rome , Italy

You will further refine your training to a high degree of technical and design specialization. Throughout your entire course of study, you will be supported by a well-structur ... +

You will further refine your training to a high degree of technical and design specialization. Throughout your entire course of study, you will be supported by a well-structured, constantly updated cycle of joint efforts, internships and work placements with leading proponents in the world of Italian set design. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
Italian
Oct 2020
Campus
 
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York , USA

This master of arts program combines the unparalleled artistic resources of New York City, the world's music business capital, with cross-disciplinary coursework, including co ... +

This master of arts program combines the unparalleled artistic resources of New York City, the world's music business capital, with cross-disciplinary coursework, including courses at the NYU Stern School of Business. Study with industry leaders and learn the necessary skills to become a leader in today’s global music marketplace. A concentration in Music Technology is also available, as well as an accelerated global option in which you can complete the degree in three semesters while completing coursework and internships in London and Rio de Janeiro. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Sep 2020
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
24 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford , USA

Master's students in the Music department have the unique opportunity to study broadly across four exciting sub-disciplines: composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theo ... +

Master's students in the Music department have the unique opportunity to study broadly across four exciting sub-disciplines: composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theory. Advanced course work and thesis research support are strong are Western classical music, African-American music, and World Music (Africa, East, and Southeast Asia, and Latin America). -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
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
 
National Film and Television School
Beaconsfield , United Kingdom

A unique course, the only one of its kind in the UK, designed to fast track you into the industry.

A unique course, the only one of its kind in the UK, designed to fast track you into the industry. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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