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The MA, or Master of Arts, program is typically a two-year course of study that follows completion of the bachelor’s program. In some cases, the program can be compressed into one year. This advanced degree allows students to further hone their talents and skills, leading them to greater professional opportunities and success. What is an MA in Theatre? Students in this field of study may fin… Read more

The MA, or Master of Arts, program is typically a two-year course of study that follows completion of the bachelor’s program. In some cases, the program can be compressed into one year. This advanced degree allows students to further hone their talents and skills, leading them to greater professional opportunities and success.

What is an MA in Theatre? Students in this field of study may find that their program focuses on contemporary theory, practical experiences, and exposure to artists with their own successful careers. Courses typically involve opportunities to perform, direct, observe, and learn through small seminars or personal tutorials. Courses may focus on dramaturgy, advanced acting, advanced directing, theoretical perspectives, historiography, and theatre research.

Students in the MA of Theatre program often find that their course of study is tailored to fit their specific goals. They have access to talented professionals in all areas of theatre, including set design, directing, and acting itself. Graduates enjoy putting these benefits to use as they compete for the most desired jobs.

The cost of completing the MA of Theatre program will vary from one school to another. This is especially true as prospective students recognize the availability of schools all around the world. Individual students should seek specific information from the schools that they are considering.

With plenty of experience in all areas of the theatre, graduates are prepared to find employment as directors, actors, playwrights, producers, designers, and teachers. They have the option to continue with their studies as they pursue either a Ph.D. or an M.F.A. in theatre. Some students will find jobs working with private theatre groups, and others may go on to work in movies or television. The master’s degree opens up many possibilities for graduates that they would not have accessed without an advanced course of study.

In order to find the program that is the best fit for your situation, review the information provided in our extensive program listings. 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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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
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Sidcup, United Kingdom +1 More

This programme is an opportunity to explore your experience as a theatremaker and to develop your existing practice. You can come from any discipline including film, performan ... +

This programme is an opportunity to explore your experience as a theatremaker and to develop your existing practice. You can come from any discipline including film, performance, dance, design, live art or writing. The primary focus of the degree is the development of ensemble performance and theatre that is innovative, imaginative and contemporary. It is for those who want to make and perform, write and direct, improvise and devise theatre. The programme takes a physical approach to making theatre and working with text. It will begin by developing the group to form an ensemble and concentrating on the development of the skills of the company's individual members. -
MA
Full-time
13 - 24 months
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

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

Contemporary performance practices are increasingly hybrid projects that approach and transcend the borders of theatre, dance, visual arts, music, media and daily life. Theatre and dance are inextricably linked with other media that shape our reality; they extend beyond the theatre’s walls and inject themselves into our daily lives. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 

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Bath Spa University
Bath, United Kingdom

Develop your own signature sound and production style through this forward-thinking music composition and sound production course. You’ll be able to tailor the MA Sound (Produ ... +

Develop your own signature sound and production style through this forward-thinking music composition and sound production course. You’ll be able to tailor the MA Sound (Production) course's content to your own style and skills. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, USA

Harness the power of communication. Hone your proficiency in the theory and practice of communication, and develop an appreciation of differing perceptions of the world.

Harness the power of communication. Hone your proficiency in the theory and practice of communication, and develop an appreciation of differing perceptions of the world. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
23 Aug 2021
15 Jul 2021
Campus
 
Emerson College
Boston, USA

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 ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
Rome, Italy

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 ... +

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
Full-time
2 years
Italian
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
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
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The only course of its kind in the world, students study everything from the history of Shakespeare in society, literary criticism, and theatre practices; before putting their ... +

The only course of its kind in the world, students study everything from the history of Shakespeare in society, literary criticism, and theatre practices; before putting their knowledge into practice through a newly devised piece of theatre in response to Shakespeare’s work. This creative and ambitious programme is ideal for aspiring academics, actors, writers, directors, arts administrators, as well as anyone with a lively interest in Shakespeare. Students have the opportunity to study the life and work of Shakespeare and combine it with the thrill of producing new creative work. It brings together academic, theatrical, and civic interests in Shakespeare to encourage and challenge students to think about new approaches to Shakespeare in the modern world. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
01 Jul 2021
Campus
 
National Film and Television School
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom

This unique two-year course is designed to equip you with the skills to write, direct and animate award-winning films.

This unique two-year course is designed to equip you with the skills to write, direct and animate award-winning films. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
MetFilm School Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Looking to build your future in the screen industries? Met Film School Berlin is the perfect place to turn your passion into practice. Working closely with leading industry pr ... +

Looking to build your future in the screen industries? Met Film School Berlin is the perfect place to turn your passion into practice. Working closely with leading industry professionals, we offer you a career-focused, cutting edge, practical learning experience. The MA Directing course equips you with a comprehensive skill set to work on all screen platforms – film, TV, commercials and online. During your studies, you’ll do a unique industry project that will give you experience working with external clients, not offered by any other film school in the world. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Arts in Poznan
Poznań, Poland

Department of Scenography at the Faculty of Architecture and Design consists of five design studios, which conduct an interdisciplinary design and artistic educational work di ... +

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 the conscious and responsible shaping of the 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.). -
MA
Full-time
Oct 2021
Campus
 
MetFilm School London
London, United Kingdom +2 More

Looking to build your future in the screen industries? MetFilm School is the perfect place to turn your passion into practice. Working closely with leading industry profession ... +

Looking to build your future in the screen industries? MetFilm School is the perfect place to turn your passion into practice. Working closely with leading industry professionals, we offer you a career-focused, cutting edge, practical learning experience. The MA Directing course equips you with a comprehensive skill set to work on all screen platforms – film, TV, commercials and online. During your studies, you’ll do a unique industry project that will give you real-life experience with external clients, not offered by any other film school in the world. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Brooklyn College CUNY
New York, USA

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.

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. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London
London, United Kingdom

Pioneering programmes aimed at performance and movement practitioners interested in movement directing and teaching. Students may be actors or dancers who want to diversify, p ... +

Pioneering programmes aimed at performance and movement practitioners interested in movement directing and teaching. Students may be actors or dancers who want to diversify, people who work with actors, or practitioners from sport or holistic practice who want to enhance their understanding of practical/theoretical interfaces regarding movement in contemporary performance. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 

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