Master of Fine Arts in Physical Theatre
The Master of Fine Arts in Physical Theatre is offered by Mississippi University for Women in cooperation with Accademia dell-Arte in Tuscany, Italy. Accademia dell-Arte has designed a program that brings together some of the most innovative approaches to physical theatre currently available in Europe.
Rooted in the spirit of the Commedia dell'arte, or the ethos of the actor-creator, the curriculum provides a high level of technical training for actors, while fully preparing them to devise and create their own performance style. It is contextualized by the ongoing study of history, aesthetics and social theory.
Accademia dell'Arte provides a limited number of partial assistantships. Mississippi University for Women offers a limited number of scholarships
The ultimate goal of the program is to launch students into the world as confident, creative and autonomous artists with a strongly developed aesthetic sensibility that unites the wonder of performance with a genuine search for human meaning.
Arezzo, Italy: Four semesters. Subjects covered include a broad range of movement, vocal and musical skills for the physical actor, as well as studies in the neutral mask, devising and acting and modules on the history and aesthetics of comedy.
- Six week intensive Commedia segment.
-Original cabaret devised and performed in Arezzo
Torino, Italy: One semester of circus studies at the FLIC Scuola di Circo with a final presentation
Berlin, Germany: One semester of contemporary mask study and performance at Berliner Schule für Schauspiel
Milan, Italy: Residency and public performance of final projects at the Scuola d'Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi, one of the most prestigious theatre programs in Italy.
Mississippi University for Women is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) and is authorized to award AA, BA, MA degrees