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MA Acting Degree Requirements
Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:
Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to:
Academy of Art University’s MFA Acting program blends a conservatory approach with a contemporary eye towards the demands of the professional world. Beginning with a rigorous immersion in the Meisner Technique, students are trained in voice, speech, body, script analysis, audition technique, and camera. Taught by an esteemed faculty of working professionals and equipped with a polished demo reel and a unique resume, graduates leave the university fully prepared to embrace the unlimited possibilities of the working actor.
MFA Acting Unit Requirements
MFA Acting Degree Requirements
Speech & Movement
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The MFA degree provides advanced study for students pursuing a career in Acting. Studio courses focus on the techniques necessary to develop and master technical skills. Graduate Liberal Arts courses promote the expression of ideas and effective communication utilizing visual, oral and written presentation skills. The program culminates with an independent final project. Students will graduate from the program equipped with a portfolio of work and prepared for professional opportunities in the field of Acting.
Executive Director of Acting