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.
Songwriting remains one of the UK’s biggest exports, with UK music stronger than ever. Popular song is the heart of the industry; global demand for new songs is high. Focusing your portfolio through research prepares you to contribute to this field. [+]
This program has a minimum graduate credit hour total of 32 hours. You must have completed, or be in the act of completing, a bachelors degree from an accredited institution before you can apply for entrance into UCM’s graduate program. The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music... [+]
The Vocal Performance major focuses on giving vocalists the tools to ‘get to the music’ as full partners with great instrumentalists and producers. The program is form-fitted to the passions of each students and presents them with opportunities to gain feedback from professionals in A&R, recording, film & television and live touring. [+]
The study route Classical Music is aimed at students who are ambitious, have a high level of playing, are curious and who want to work hard to become a top musician. Every year you take part in big projects such as the Hanze Symphony Orchestra, the string orchestra or any kind of ensemble. [+]
Developed by a core team of educators and successful professionals, the Master of Music aims to provide socially relevant contributions to the remodelling and development of today’s musical orld. Opt for one of the following study routes: Classical Music, New York Jazz, New Audiences and Innovative Practice, Instrumental Learning & Teaching or Wind Band Conducting.Admission Requirements Bachelor's degree in either Classical Music or Jazz or an equivalent level for all required competences A certificate of proof of a sufficient proficiency in the English language: either IELTS with an overall result of 6.0 or a TOEFL total of 550 First selection round based on a YouTube recording, study plan, motivation letter and curriculum vitae submitted by the candidate Second selection round based on a live or Skype audition and interview about the study plan www.hanzegroningen.eu/mastermusic [-]
The MFA program provides advanced training in music and sound design. Students are guided through the completion of a final thesis project that reflects their breadth of music and audio expertise. [+]
This course is recognised highly in music business management education and will prepare you to become one of the next generation of music industry leaders and entrepreneurs. All teaching staff on the course are currently working in the music industry, and every week there are a number of high-level industry guests. You will need to be a self-motivated and open-minded student, as this is an intense course, but one which can help you to progress your career across a wide range of music business disciplines. [+]
Whether you have a passion for being on stage or are more interested in working behind the scenes, the School of Theatre offers you the opportunity to realize your dreams. It’s one of only a handful of programs in the country with an affiliate professional theatre, Swine Palace, which enables you to work alongside leading professionals while earning your degree. [+]
Department of Scenography at the Faculty of Architecture and Design consists of five design studios, which conduct an interdisciplinary design and artistic educational work directed at conscious and responsible shaping of... [+]
Master of Arts (MA) in Stage Design & Fashion Design
Department of Scenography at the Faculty of Architecture and Design consists of five design studios, which conduct an interdisciplinary design and artistic educational work directed at conscious and responsible shaping of visual identity of the ‘stage’-the nearest environment. Stage Design and Fashion Design as specializations refer to creating ‘occasional space’ (theatre, TV studio, exhibitions, shows, spectacles, parades etc.).
Program Stage Design (Scenography)
Department of Scenography at the Faculty of Architecture and Design consists of five design studios which conduct an interdisciplinary design and artistic educational work directed atconscious and responsible shaping of visual identity of the ‘stage’-the nearest environment.... [-]
The School of Arts offers English-language master programmes in the visual arts, audiovisual arts and music. Each year, dozens of foreign students choose the master programmes of our faculty to continue their studies. The presence of students from different international backgrounds is an enrichment for our educational tradition and provides an added value to the training of foreign master students and Flemish students moving on from the Dutch-language bachelor programmes alike. [+]
The MA Songwriting is a highly creative programme designed to enable students to examine, explore and focus both their practical songwriting and analytical songwriting education. [+]
Bring your performance ideas to life and create new theatre, dance, live art or stand-up comedy. The stage is yours! [+]
The one-and-a-half-year Dual Master's programme International Dramaturgy aims to train future generations of dramaturges who can work across cultural, linguistic, social or national boundaries. [+]
The one-and-a-half-year Dual Master's programme International Dramaturgy aims to train future generations of dramaturges who can work across cultural, linguistic, social or national boundaries.Working in an international cultural and artistic sphere
Today, theatre and performance practice has increasingly moved towards international and intercultural collaborations, with festivals and performance venues hosting artists and groups from across the world. Dramaturges are therefore required to historicise, interpret and translate across a broad range of cultural and artistic spheres. They are expected to demonstrate practical as well as theoretical skills to critically engage the potentials of encounters within cross-cultural performance production contexts.... [-]
The MA Professional Practice in Dance Technique Pedagogy is a highly flexible postgraduate qualification designed for newly qualified or experienced dance teachers working in and beyond schools. This is a low residency programme using on-line / distance learning, with the opportunity to visit Middlesex University's London campus. The programme has been developed especially to allow you to continue working, integrating your professional expertise with academic learning. [+]
This unique programme has been designed for students wishing to combine an interest in music and related cultural performance with advocacy and social development practice. Students will build critical understanding of how music’s agentive and imaginative capacities act in different contexts - e.g. human rights, forced migration, health, and environmental justice - to communicate needs and interests, and to mobilize action. [+]
Duration: One calendar year (full time). Two or three years (part time, daytime only). We recommend that part-time students have between two and a half and three days free in the week to pursue their course of study.
Entry Requirements: Students with a demonstrably strong background in music performance and evidence of a serious and sustained interest in development and creative communication. An undergraduate training in ethnomusicology, music psychology or music sociology would be an advantage, although a 2.1 pass in any social science degree would be acceptable. Under exceptional circumstances, significant fieldwork experience may off-set the absence of formal academic qualifications in this area.... [-]
Commercial success and a sustained career in the music industry both depend increasingly on an artist’s ability to set up their [+]