Master of Fine Arts in Performing Arts

Master’s degree programs in performing arts available with concentrations in acting, dance, theatre music and film. A master’s degree in performing arts takes 2-3 years to complete. This MFA degree program includes intensive professional training on performance, costume design, script writing, dance and voice performance, along with acting workshops. Students interested in pursuing a career in television, film or theater should consider a performing arts master’s degree program.

Main Subjects

Students in a performing arts master’s’ degree program will receive training in design technologies, production and directing techniques, as well as media and promotion. Common courses found in the MFA in performing arts degree program include:

  • Contemporary drama
  • Media criticism
  • Performance principles
  • Movement studies
  • Media relations
  • Acting theory
  • Production design
  • Script analysis
  • Marketing
  • Camera acting
Performing Arts Master Degree Options by Specialization

Performing Arts specialization areas are given below;

  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Theatre

Learning outcome

  • Develop a lifelong appreciation of the arts as performers and audience
  • Have strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major authors, periods, movements, and issues in the drama, dance, theatre and music.
  • Work collaboratively on group projects, effectively drawing from all members’ strengths.

Career Options 

Performing artists can find positions in variety of multimedia entertainment, and film companies. Career options for performing artists may include:

  • Actor
  • Choreographer
  • Impersonator
  • Playwright
  • Professor
  • Producer
  •  Director
  • Novelist
  • Scenic Designer
  • Musician.