26 Masters of Arts in Theater studies

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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University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Shakespeare Institute's MA in Shakespeare and Education is a unique, modular programme that is particularly appropriate for practising teachers, offering the opportunity t ... +

The Shakespeare Institute's MA in Shakespeare and Education is a unique, modular programme that is particularly appropriate for practising teachers, offering the opportunity to enhance expertise in different aspects of Shakespeare’s work. -
MA
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)

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
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 2020
Campus
 
Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Sidcup, United Kingdom +1 More

This is a unique programme that allows you to explore ways of working with light. You will have the opportunity to learn and work with world-leading designers, learning from t ... +

This is a unique programme that allows you to explore ways of working with light. You will have the opportunity to learn and work with world-leading designers, learning from their working methods and practices, before moving on to develop and test your own practice as a performance maker working with light. -
MA
Full-time
13 months
English
Oct 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
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
 
National Film and Television School
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom

Would you like to direct a rock band in our new multi-camera 4K TV studio? Would you like to create hit formats like Big Brother, Strictly-Come Dancing, The Apprentice, and Go ... +

Would you like to direct a rock band in our new multi-camera 4K TV studio? Would you like to create hit formats like Big Brother, Strictly-Come Dancing, The Apprentice, and Gogglebox? Then the Directing & Producing Television Entertainment MA course is for you. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, USA

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 ... +

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 designed for students interested in advanced corporate positions, those preparing for positions in higher education or further graduate study, and teachers at the elementary or secondary level. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
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
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Aalto University
Espoo, Finland +3 More

The major in production design involves training artistic designers who are responsible for the visual, operational and production entity of film production. The aim of the ed ... +

The major in production design involves training artistic designers who are responsible for the visual, operational and production entity of film production. The aim of the education is to find and enhance the student’s personal artistic vision, to extend his/her professional competence and/or specialisation and to provide skills needed for doctoral studies. Along with broad-ranging professional skills, the goal is to obtain the ability to develop the student’s own field in a creative and independent manner. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
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 2020
Campus
 
Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Prague, Czech Republic

Authorial Acting students are guided towards becoming creative personalities – capable of making and standing by their own authorial solo and group work based on their own per ... +

Authorial Acting students are guided towards becoming creative personalities – capable of making and standing by their own authorial solo and group work based on their own personal themes. Students grow psychosomatically and gain experience in key areas of human expression: voice, speech, movement, acting, authorial reading, and Dialogical Acting with the Inner Partner (formerly known also as (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner), but also in philosophy, psychology and theatre history. Studies take the form of weekly studio and lecture classes supplemented with intensive workshops with accomplished pedagogues, theoreticians, performers, and authors. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
07 Feb 2020
Campus
 
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London
London, United Kingdom

These courses approach scenography from multiple practical and theoretical perspectives to create new opportunities for performance design, experimentation and authorship. Stu ... +

These courses approach scenography from multiple practical and theoretical perspectives to create new opportunities for performance design, experimentation and authorship. Students will develop key skills and undertake creative set design, stage design and performance design projects for theatre and other contexts. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
CPA Online
Zaragoza, Spain

If you work in the audiovisual sector and want to take another step in your career, this is the Master of Live Entertainment you need. You will become a multipurpose profile a ... +

If you work in the audiovisual sector and want to take another step in your career, this is the Master of Live Entertainment you need. You will become a multipurpose profile able to face all kinds of live entertainment. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
1250 hours
Spanish
Sep 2020
Online
 
Bournemouth University
Poole, United Kingdom

The Director is central to the creative process in media production and this course has been designed to build and develop your knowledge of the industry, enabling you to step ... +

The Director is central to the creative process in media production and this course has been designed to build and develop your knowledge of the industry, enabling you to step up to the challenge of delivering winning productions. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
EUTHECA - The European Union Academy of Theatre and Cinema
Rome, Italy

The course to offer an intensive classical training to students of acting and actor. Entry to the course is by application.

The course to offer an intensive classical training to students of acting and actor. Entry to the course is by application. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus