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103 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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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 programme 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 2023
Campus
 
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
 
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 campus 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 campus in Berlin, Germany. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 semesters
English
Oct 2022
Campus
 

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University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

The course aims to provide a 360-degree perspective on performance to reflect the need for a portfolio career in the 21st Century, with a designated focus on dramaturgy. MA Th ... +

The course aims to provide a 360-degree perspective on performance to reflect the need for a portfolio career in the 21st Century, with a designated focus on dramaturgy. MA Theatre places an emphasis on the vast range of recent developments in drama, theatre, and performance practice and research. The programme makes full use of the expertise of staff across the School of Fine and Performing Arts, which embodies in-depth knowledge of contemporary theatre-making. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

This Master's programme offers two specializations: one in Popular Music, Sound and Media Cultures and another in Theatre, Culture and Media studies. Each specialization encom ... +

This Master's programme offers two specializations: one in Popular Music, Sound and Media Cultures and another in Theatre, Culture and Media studies. Each specialization encompasses both emergent and historically established practices in music and theatre and the performing arts. -
MA
Full-time
English (UK)
Campus
 
Oxford Brookes University
Headington, United Kingdom

Our MA in Music offers advanced training in either musicology or composition. The modular structure allows you to pursue a broad generalist programme or to specialise in a par ... +

Our MA in Music offers advanced training in either musicology or composition. The modular structure allows you to pursue a broad generalist programme or to specialise in a particular area of your choice. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
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
 
University of Roehampton London
London, United Kingdom

As an emerging or experienced choreographer, this MFA course will help you refine your artistic practice by advancing your creative, technical and performance skills. The prog ... +

As an emerging or experienced choreographer, this MFA course will help you refine your artistic practice by advancing your creative, technical and performance skills. The programme includes technique classes, choreography workshops, laboratory sessions, dialogue, writing and reflection. You will be encouraged to experiment and take risks in a series of self-directed choreographic projects that help you develop a portfolio of work. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
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. You will also investigate the contextual circumstances influencing the production, distribution, and reception of music. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Lund University
Malmö, Sweden

The Master’s in Church Music programme aims to educate musicians that possess high artistic, educational and professional abilities. We offer specialisations in Arrangement an ... +

The Master’s in Church Music programme aims to educate musicians that possess high artistic, educational and professional abilities. We offer specialisations in Arrangement and Composition, Organ and Keyboard, and Vocal Music and Choir. On completion of the programme, the student must possess advanced knowledge and skills in order to work within the various functions and engagements of a professional musician – either as a soloist, a member of an established ensemble or as a church musician within the Church of Sweden or within other denominations. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Tileyard Education
London, United Kingdom

The MA Commercial Music Producer (Online Blended) is a one year, industry-focused Master of Arts Degree, delivered via a combination of online interactive media and face-to-fa ... +

The MA Commercial Music Producer (Online Blended) is a one year, industry-focused Master of Arts Degree, delivered via a combination of online interactive media and face-to-face delivery and is designed for the technically proficient, aspiring or established commercial producer seeking a more flexible approach to a work study balance. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
Jan 2023
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
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