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Theatre - Acting, M.F.A.

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  • 24 months
, NY,
You have a new choice when it comes to earning your M.F.A. in Theatre (Acting) at the Long Island University (LIU)! Traditional graduate programs require two or three years of classroom study, with a focus on training to compete with fellow students. At LIU Post, you focus on collaboration and ensemble, creating a group thesis production with a company that you’ve helped to form.


You’ll direct your 1st Year Show and your thesis at a theatre in New York City, earning your first professional credits! You’ll learn a ll the skills you need to develop as a director, preparing you to not only obtain work after graduation, but to create work as well. 

A focus on physical theatre training, using Suzuki, Viewpoints and other contemporary techniques, with cutting-edge productions opportunities, makes M.F.A. in Theatre (Acting)  at the Long Island University (LIU) the alternative program of choice!

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Acting: Realism (Stanislavski)
  • Directing
  • Production Practicum (Realism)
  • Directing II: Classical  
  • Observership: Beg. Suzuki  
  • Stage Combat
  • Production Practicum

      Detailed Programme Facts

      • More details:

        We have rolling admissions. This means that you can apply up until the beginning of the semester. 

      • Programme intensity Full-time
        • Full-time duration 24 months
      • Languages
        • English
      • Delivery mode
        On Campus

      English Language Requirements

      • Minimum required score:


        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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      • Minimum required score:


        The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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      Academic Requirements

      You need the following GPA score:

      Required score: 3

      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

      Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

      General Requirements

      • The ability to speak, read, and understand English fluently is an important factor in admissions decisions. All applicants for whom English is not the native language (regardless of citizenship) must demonstrate English Language Proficiency with a TOEFL score that meets the minimum requirement, with the exception of:

      • have/will complete a 4-year undergraduate degree at an English language institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0

      • those who have attended an English language school for four years; AND

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        1225 USD/credit
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 1225 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
      • National

        1225 USD/credit
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 1225 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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      Living costs for New York City

      • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
        Living Costs

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