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Master of Fine Arts in Acting

Master of Fine Arts in Acting

University of Florida

University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    =173
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 36 months

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The Master of Fine Arts is a terminal degree for practical theatre artists. Graduates are prepared to enter professional theatre, secondary or college teaching, or allied fields. The MFA in Acting degree challenges and focuses the advanced artist-scholar through a rigorous course of study in classroom, laboratory, studio, and performance. It requires intensive and extensive sequential study. The courses and program of study are outlined in our student handbook. The M.F.A. degree prepares students for professional entry in acting, production, or teaching. Placement in the M.F.A. program is determined by audition/portfolio review, academic credentials, and personal interview. Candidates for admission should have adequate training in theatre. Deficiencies may be corrected before beginning graduate study. The program emphasizes the study and practice of theatre as an art and discipline. Students of acting and design study concepts of theatre together while working in their areas of specialization. Focus is on the collaboration and synthesis of theatre artistry. Each incoming class is composed of approximately 12 to 18 students in acting and all design areas. During the final year of study, each student must successfully complete the comprehensive examination and oral defense. The project in lieu of thesis includes research, analysis, rehearsal process, and evaluation. Development and execution of the project includes public performance (acting or design). The written document and oral defense of the project which follow must demonstrate the ability to communicate the creative process.