Acting - M.F.A.
The Master of Fine Arts program in Acting is intended for the experienced professional and provides candidates with substantial performance experience during a two-year intensive plan as preparation for diverse careers in the field, including teaching at the university level.
The M.F.A. in Acting at Kent is intended for the experienced professional and follows a rigorous two-year program designed for professionals who wish to focus on refining and articulating their acting process, while gaining sound pedagogical practice in performance-related subjects such as Acting, Voice and Speech, Movement, and Musical Theatre.
The two-year terminal degree provides the candidate a set of core classes centered around a variety of techniques and theories. It provides ample opportunities to hone performance and teaching skills as you earn a degree.
- Teaching and mentorship opportunities.
- Explore pedagogical approaches that are collaborative, consent-based, and equitable.
- Performance and production opportunities within the School of Theatre and Dance.
- On-site professional URTA AEA Tier II summer theatre, Porthouse Theatre.
- Competitive teaching assistantships available with full tuition waiver, stipend and subsidized health coverage.
- Engage with a faculty of experienced professional actors, voice and movement specialists, choreographers, producers, and directors.
- NAST accredited
Admission and Audition Requirements
NEXT ENROLLMENT YEAR WILL BE FALL 2024
Individuals seeking admission to the Master of Fine Arts program in Acting must audition and complete an interview in addition to applying for graduate admission to Kent State University. The experienced professional program looks for candidates who possess substantial professional experience that may include, but is not limited to: Broadway credits, major regional and/or international performance credits, film or television credits, awards of national recognition, professional union affiliation, publication in field of expertise, and a significant record of mentoring. This information, meant to give a sense of a candidate's work, can be provided through resume/CV, performance reviews, interviews, awards, etc.
For more information on audition requirements, see the link below.
Jan. 13-14, 2024 | URTA | California State University, Fullerton
Jan. 19-21, 2024 | URTA | Philadelphia
Jan. 22, 2024 | Kent State University | New York Auditions
Feb. 2, 2024 | Kent State University | In-House Auditions
Feb. 4, 2024 | URTA | Virtual Auditions