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9 Masters Programs in Acting

Breaking into film or stage acting is often difficult, even when you have received proper training. By pursuing a Master in Acting, students can hone their acting skills and better prepare for a career working on professional productions. What is a Master in Acting? It is a program of study that involves learning and mastering techniques that transfer to acting on stage, in film or on television.… Read more

Breaking into film or stage acting is often difficult, even when you have received proper training. By pursuing a Master in Acting, students can hone their acting skills and better prepare for a career working on professional productions.

What is a Master in Acting? It is a program of study that involves learning and mastering techniques that transfer to acting on stage, in film or on television. In addition to acting techniques, students tend to study the business of film and theatre, script analysis, stage movement and speech. The one-to-two-year program often culminates in a presentation of student films or live acting presentations. Before getting accepted to a program, prospective students may need to demonstrate their acting skills in front of a panel.

Earning a Master in Acting is often a thrilling experience for students. Benefits often include unique opportunities to work on student stage and film projects, as well as a leg up in a competitive industry.

The cost of earning a master’s degree in acting differs depending on the institution and length of the program. There may be fees for materials for film or stage productions as well. Students are encouraged to thoroughly research their program of choice to understand the costs involved.

A master’s degree in acting can help launch students toward careers on professional stages such as Broadway. Many graduates also find jobs as production assistants for television and film directors. Acting is a competitive field, and although not every student might make an on-screen appearance, there are many different behind-the-scenes careers available with stage, television and film productions. Some students may even pursue a PhD and wish to teach acting at universities and other educational institutions.

After completing a bachelor’s degree in a related field, students can usually apply online for a program. Though some courses may be available online, most will likely need to be completed on a campus. A presentation of acting skills may also be necessary before acceptance. To learn more, 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 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. -
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Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The Master's Degree in Theater and Performing Arts is aimed both at those students who want a mastery of skills related to the world of theater in its professional aspects of ... +

The Master's Degree in Theater and Performing Arts is aimed both at those students who want a mastery of skills related to the world of theater in its professional aspects of a creative, organizational and interpretive nature, as well as those who wish to study in depth the different lines of research related to theater, dramatic literature, and performing arts. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2022
06 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (AMU)
Prague 1, Czech Republic

The Authorial Acting Program at DAMU comes out of the humanist and dialogical traditions. It views performance first and foremost as creative public behavior. We cultivate psy ... +

The Authorial Acting Program at DAMU comes out of the humanist and dialogical traditions. It views performance first and foremost as creative public behavior. We cultivate psychosomatic condition, i.e. creativity of body, voice and of mind in real-time by exploring the ability of being in a public situation through the lenses of different disciplines such as movement, voice, speech and theatre performance. Students are encouraged to go beyond traditional forms of theatre, crossing boundaries and drawing on personal experiences in fields like education, social work and psychology. -
Master
Full-time
2 - 3 years
English
01 Oct 2022
Campus
 

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National University of Art Institute
1201, Argentina

This master's degree aims to encourage research in both the theoretical and practical areas of theater and performing arts based on new contemporary theories and practices, as ... +

This master's degree aims to encourage research in both the theoretical and practical areas of theater and performing arts based on new contemporary theories and practices, as well as promoting the exchange of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary artistic experiences of artistic production. Graduates of the Master's in Theater and Performing Arts will obtain a plural training that will allow them to act as artists and professionals in performing disciplines as well as consolidate themselves as researchers of the same. -
MA
Spanish (Argentina)
Campus
 
University Rennes 2
Rennes, France

his path allows the confirmed actor to pass the competitive examinations to become a teacher in art schools, high school or university; it also opens up to specific trades in ... +

his path allows the confirmed actor to pass the competitive examinations to become a teacher in art schools, high school or university; it also opens up to specific trades in the artistic and cultural field: assistant to the director, director, playwright, artistic and cultural mediator, etc. -
Master
Full-time
French
Campus
 
University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts
Gothenburg, Sweden

Our programme is for practising artists with an interest in interdisciplinary artistic situations. We examine the artist’s interaction with the surrounding community and aspec ... +

Our programme is for practising artists with an interest in interdisciplinary artistic situations. We examine the artist’s interaction with the surrounding community and aspects related to location and dramatic structure in artistic work. You apply with an investigative project that you develop through the entire programme. -
Master
English
Campus
 
University of Missouri Kansas City
Kansas City, USA

The acting program is a three-year, minimum 60-credit-hour professional actor-training program interacting with the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, a professional Equity League ... +

The acting program is a three-year, minimum 60-credit-hour professional actor-training program interacting with the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, a professional Equity League of Resident Theatres (LORT) B Theatre. -
Master
English
Campus
 
Columbia University School of the Arts
New York, USA

Columbia University’s MFA Theatre Program is collaborative, international, and interdisciplinary. It defines itself by its location in New York City. It thrives on the extensi ... +

Columbia University’s MFA Theatre Program is collaborative, international, and interdisciplinary. It defines itself by its location in New York City. It thrives on the extensive network of Columbia alumni and faculty who work in prestigious theatres at every level, who direct and perform in award-winning productions, and who engage with our students far beyond the classroom. -
Master
English
 
University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance
Kansas City, USA

The UMKC Master of Fine Arts program in Acting is a rigorous conservatory experience that provides advanced training for the young professional actor. Over the course of three ... +

The UMKC Master of Fine Arts program in Acting is a rigorous conservatory experience that provides advanced training for the young professional actor. Over the course of three years, the program challenges actors to develop the varied skills necessary to achieve success. Fundamental to the training is an exposure to a diverse set of performance methods from contemporary to epic, from devised work to Shakespeare, from the Greeks to new plays commissioned and premiered by us. -
Master