63 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.

63 Results in Performing Arts Filter

MA in Music

Goldsmiths, University of London
MA 01 September 2020 Full-time Part-time English Campus

This programme offers a variety of stimulating and contemporary academic pathways with a range of theoretical and practice-based modules.

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MFA in Choreography

University of Roehampton London
MA 01 September 2020 Full-time English Campus

Develop your choreographic identity over two full years as part of a creative, collaborative and supportive environment.

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Master in Songwriting

Bath Spa University
MA 01 September 2020 Full-time Part-time English Campus Online

This is the world’s first and only Master’s Degree in Songwriting. Offered in both attendance-based and distance learning formats, it is aimed at unpublished songwriters wishi ...

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Master of Arts in Set Design

Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
MA 01 October 2020 English Campus

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 ...

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MA/MFA in Theatre Education and Applied Theatre

Emerson College
MA 01 September 2020 Full-time Part-time English Campus

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 ...

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MA in Choral Conducting

University of Pécs
MA 03 September 2020 Full-time English Campus

The activity of choral conductors holding a degree belongs to the field of choral art. It involves forming new ensembles, leading different types of choirs, actual conducting ...

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MA in Performing Arts Administration

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
MA September 2020 Full-time Part-time English Campus

Build on your performing arts background and prepare for a leadership role in national and international performing arts organizations. This master of arts program combines in ...

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MA in Sound Design for Film and Television

National Film and Television School
MA 01 January 2020 Full-time English Campus

Graduates of this course win BAFTAs and multiple other awards every year. Our students have won the student section of the Los Angeles based Golden Reel Awards for best sound ...

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Master in Performing Public Space

Fontys University of Applied Sciences
MA 01 September 2020 Online & Campus Combined Full-time English Online & Campus Combined Campus Online

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 kin ...

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MA in Communication, Media & Theatre

Northeastern Illinois University
MA 01 August 2020 Full-time Part-time English Campus

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication, Media and Theatre provides an in-depth study of the principles and practices of communication, media, and theatre. The program is d ...

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MA Music Production

Leeds Beckett University
MA 17 September 2020 Full-time Part-time English Campus

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 t ...

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Master of Arts in Music

KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent
MA 01 September 2020 Full-time English Campus

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 ...

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MA in Music

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
MA August 2020 Full-time English Campus

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

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MA Contemporary Art Practice (Critical Practice, Moving Image, Performance and Public Sphere)

Royal College of Art
MA September 2020 Full-time English Campus

A distinctive route through fine art

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Master in Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy

Utrecht University
MA 01 September 2020 Full-time Part-time English Campus

Contemporary performance practices are increasingly hybrid projects that approach and transcend the borders of theatre, dance, visual arts, music, media and daily life. Theatr ...

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