School of Communications and Theater
The M.F.A. program in Theater/Acting provides classical training and is based on the concept of a conservatory. The objective of the graduate acting program is to produce creative, skilled and knowledgeable professionals in the various disciplines of Theater, television and film. We are interested in students for whom the desire to act is so strong that it denies the power of any practical fears. Our M.F.A. candidate is committed to developing as an artist and dedicated to mastering the crafts and techniques necessary to express himself clearly. A physical, emotional and intellectual strength is essential for the actor, as well as the willingness to use it by risking himself imaginatively. When the body, mind, spirit and imagination are trained to be fully engaged, the transformation into character can occur; the artist satisfies his initial hunger to act... an instinct to pretend, to play, to interpret the life around him and to open the hearts of the audience to recognize, respect and love the humanity in each character.
Accredited by NAST (National Association of Schools of Theater)
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International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City