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MAs in Performing Arts

Compare 72 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 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.

72 Results in Performing Arts

Masters (MMus) in Popular Music Performance - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocal

The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The course will encourage you to develop the highest levels of instrumental skill through individual lessons and personalised learning. You will also develop your leadership and musical management skills through the leading of an ensemble, culminating in a performance of challenging original and existing repertoire.


Master of Arts in Music

KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Ghent

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.


Master in Performance Studies

NYU | Tisch
Campus Full-time 1 year September 2019 USA New York

What does it mean 'to perform', and what does performance do? Located in the heart of New York City's vibrant art scene, Performance Studies at NYU is dedicated to the analysis and study of cultural enactments of all kinds, and to understand how they can produce meaningful change. Combining an interdisciplinary range of approaches including feminist and queer theory, critical race theory, cultural studies and other intersectional modes of analysis, with an equally diverse range of research methods, Performance Studies offers graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to explore and think critically about the world-making power of performance in theater, performance art, dance, sound/music, visual and installation art, activism, and online, as well as in the performance of 'everyday life'.


Master in Music (MA)

University of Central Missouri
Online & Campus Combined Full-time 2 years May 2019 USA Warrensburg

UCM offers a Master of Arts degree in music, with emphases in: Conducting, History and Literature, Kodaly, Music Education, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Including a Summer Master’s program involving three summers!


Master of Arts in Set Design

Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
Campus 2 years October 2019 Italy Rome

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 in Dramaturgy and Writing for Performance

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This highly successful programme offers specialist pathways in Playwriting and Dramaturgy. We concentrate on the process of writing for live performance, together with an ongoing evaluation of the work in process.


Master in Performing Public Space

Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Online & Campus Combined Full-time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Tilburg

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 in Songwriting

Bath Spa University
Campus Online Full-time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

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.


Master of Arts (MA) in Music

Concordia University Chicago
Campus August 2019 USA River Forest

The master of arts in music degree is designed to provide an opportunity for students with an undergraduate degree in music to continue their musical education by implementing an integration of studies in music and other supporting areas designed to broaden the student’s experience and knowledge in music and its application to a variety of professional and personal goals.


MA/MFA in Theatre Education and Applied Theatre

Emerson College
Campus Full-time Part-time 1.5 - 2.5 years September 2019 USA Boston + 1 more

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.


Master of Arts in Music Performance / Specialized Music Performance in Classical Music

Zurich University of the Arts
Campus Full-time 2 years February 2020 Switzerland Zürich

Students of the master's programmes in classical music at the Zurich University of the Arts are part of an international community.


MA in Classical Singing

University of Pécs
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Hungary Pécs

Among other courses, the theoretical fields to be covered include Music History, Folk Music, Contemporary Culture, Analysis, but students also visit concerts and take part in composition practices.


MA Music Production

Leeds Beckett University
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Build your practical and theoretical experience in the creative and innovative applications of music technology in a studio environment. This course will give you the skills to take your ambition further and provide you with the confidence to work for major record labels and recording artists across a range of genres.


MA in Directing and Producing Science and Natural History

National Film and Television School
Campus Full-time 2 years January 2020 United Kingdom Beaconsfield

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


MA in Music Industry Management and Artist Development

UWL University of West London
Campus Full-time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom London

Commercial success and a sustained career within the music industry increasingly depend on the artist’s ability to set up their own small record labels, administrate their copyrights, facilitate live events, develop their careers and maintain their health.