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.
Commercial success and a sustained career in the music industry both depend increasingly on an artist’s ability to set up their [+]
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... [+]
Dance at Bath Spa University is known for its work in both live and screen-based performance practice. [+]
Dance at Bath Spa University is known for its work in both live and screen-based performance practice. The masters programme (new for 2013) is ideal for those interested in the interface of contemporary dance, site, and digital media. The course is aimed at those with a specialist interest in screen-based dance practice and/or interdisciplinary work where the texts of dance and one or more other media intersect to create new work. If you are interested in spending a year (or 2 years part-time) in a supportive and highly creative environment to explore and develop your skills as a dance artist, to work creatively with other artists, and to learn the entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in what is a challenging and changing workplace, this may be the course for you.... [-]
Our MA in Theatre Arts will give you the opportunity to collaborate, specialise and push the boundaries of your chosen discipline whatever your artistic background. Whether you are looking to design, devise, direct, critique, curate, manage, perform, write or teach, this flexibly-designed course will enable you to investigate and evolve your practice to a professional standard. [+]
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. [+]
Write or edit music for different visual environments (such as film, television, animation, games, multimedia, and commercials) at a professional level. [+]
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. [+]
The two-year Master of Arts in Visual Arts and Performing Studies is the only program in Europe that unites a solid education in the field of visual arts production with a highly specialized curatorial program. [+]
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. [+]
The course combines specialisation in one area (including Historical Musicology, Editorial Musicology, Composition, Solo Performance) with further training in up to three complimentary areas. [+]
The graduate program in performance and interactive media arts (PIMA) will help you to develop into a performance artist with a reputation for innovation and creative success. [+]
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... [+]
Our distinctive focus at Kent is on theatre as practice, whatever the topic, area, mode and methodology of research, and we encourage postgraduate students to make use of our close links and contacts with local, national and international (especially European) theatre companies, venues, schools and artists, both for... [+]
The Master's programme Musicology focuses on intercultural music across a wide range of topics, including world music, contemporary expressions of... [+]
Master of Arts (MA) in Arts and Culture: Musicology
Language of instruction: English
Starts in: September
The Master's programme Musicology focuses on intercultural music across a wide range of topics, including world music, contemporary expressions of music, western classical music of all periods, theory of music, cognition, cultural musicology, music theory, performance practice, pop and jazz. The programme is aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of one particular area of musicology, and allows participating students the freedom to conduct further research in their chosen field of study, such as the music of India or the development of modern twentieth century compositions.... [-]
A sound designer and sound engineer gains a comprehensive knowledge of the practices, means of artistic expression, technical equipment and theoretical concepts in his/her own field. [+]