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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 2022
Campus
 
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
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
Aug 2022
Campus
 

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Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

In this Master's program, we focus on new and interdisciplinary forms of theatre, dance, and dramaturgy. We are interested in how performance and choreography respond to curre ... +

In this Master's program, we focus on new and interdisciplinary forms of theatre, dance, and dramaturgy. We are interested in how performance and choreography respond to current societal phenomena (such as debates around gender diversity, societal and ecological challenges, dance and neuroscience, or how media impacts perception), how this leads to new artistic forms and strategies, and new modes of storytelling. We will teach you how to critically reflect and write about these developments. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Jun 2022
Campus
 
University of Plymouth
Plymouth, United Kingdom

MA Acting is an innovative programme for early and mid-career actors culminating in Solo Showcase supported by Theatre Royal Plymouth. Develop your digital promotion strategy ... +

MA Acting is an innovative programme for early and mid-career actors culminating in Solo Showcase supported by Theatre Royal Plymouth. Develop your digital promotion strategy and profile, enhance your creative and professional networks and hone your craft with expert professionals in award-winning facilities. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
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
Campus
 
Emerson College
Boston, USA

Teach theatre and create transformative experiences in our Theatre Education & Applied Theatre (MA/MFA) program. Our program allows you to grow and refine your craft as bo ... +

Teach theatre and create transformative experiences in our Theatre Education & Applied Theatre (MA/MFA) program. Our program allows you to grow and refine your craft as both an artist and educator. We offer two tracks of study to choose from, Theatre Educator and Theatre and Community, that allow you to pursue your professional goals. No matter which tracks you select, you will have the flexibility to choose elective courses that align with your unique interests and customize a course of study that supports your goals. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
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
Oct 2022
29 Sep 2022
Campus
 
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York, USA

Prepare to work as a theatre artist and educator in arts organizations, private and community colleges, galleries, museums, and a broad range of cultural settings. You’ll deve ... +

Prepare to work as a theatre artist and educator in arts organizations, private and community colleges, galleries, museums, and a broad range of cultural settings. You’ll develop new strategies focused on teaching and learning through drama while experimenting in the creation and presentation of theatre for diverse audiences. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
6 years
English
Oct 2022
Campus
 
MetFilm School
London, United Kingdom +2 More

The MA Directing course equips students with a comprehensive skill set to work across all screen platforms – film, television, commercials, and online. During their studies, s ... +

The MA Directing course equips students with a comprehensive skill set to work across all screen platforms – film, television, commercials, and online. During their studies, students will complete a unique industry project which will provide the experience of working with external clients. -
MA
Full-time
English
26 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Goldsmiths, University of London
London, United Kingdom

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

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. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of the Arts Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

The two-year master’s studies allow more freedom than bachelor’s studies, providing opportunities to engage in independent artistic work. You will actively participate in the ... +

The two-year master’s studies allow more freedom than bachelor’s studies, providing opportunities to engage in independent artistic work. You will actively participate in the planning and implementation of your own studies, as well as in developing the field of art that the degree program represents. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish
Aug 2022
Campus
 
St Mary’s University Twickenham, London
Twickenham, United Kingdom

Gain direct access to the London theatre industry and the opportunity to write your own full-length play. On the MA Playwriting degree, you will learn the building blocks of t ... +

Gain direct access to the London theatre industry and the opportunity to write your own full-length play. On the MA Playwriting degree, you will learn the building blocks of the dramatic craft and gain practical experience of the London theatre industry. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Birmingham, United Kingdom

This unique programme has been designed to create forward-thinking conversations about what Shakespeare is and what Shakespeare can be in today’s world. As a student on the on ... +

This unique programme has been designed to create forward-thinking conversations about what Shakespeare is and what Shakespeare can be in today’s world. As a student on the only course of its kind in the world, you will study everything from the history of Shakespeare in society, literary criticism and theatre practices; before putting your 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. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Jul 2022
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