3 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. 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.

3 Results in Acting Filter

MBA/MFA with Yale School of Drama

Yale School of Management
Campus Full-time 3 years Request Info USA New Haven New York + 1 more

The awarded in the following areas of study: Acting, Design, Sound Design, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Directing, Playwriting, Stage Management, Technical Design and Production, and Theater Management.

MA/MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Campus Full-time Part-time 13 - 24 months Request Info United Kingdom Sidcup + 1 more

This programme is for those who are interested to make and perform theatre by, with and for young people. As one of the UK's leading drama schools, Rose Bruford College offers a unique opportunity to study and train in this increasingly popular and dynamic area of theatre practice.

MA/MFA in International Theatre Practice and Performance

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Campus Full-time 13 - 36 months October 2020 United Kingdom London USA Waterford Russia Moscow + 4 more

The MA/MFA International Theatre Practice and Performance aims to inspire the theatre and performance artists of tomorrow and appeal to those committed to the creation of their own work – whether as actors, directors or writers for the stage. The journey of the programme covers all three areas.