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Acting

University of Missouri - Kansas City

M.A.
36 months
Duration
6928 USD/year
17886 USD/year
18504 USD/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Anytime
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Start date

About

The UMKC M.F.A. program in Acting is a rigorous conservatory experience that provides advanced training for the young professional actor.

Overview

Over the course of three years, the program challenges actors to develop the varied skills necessary to achieve success. Fundamental to the training is an exposure to a diverse set of performance methods from contemporary to epic, from devised work to Shakespeare, from the Greeks to new plays commissioned and premiered by us. This unique program seeks individuals who will bring their full heart, mind, conscience and artistic soul to the discovery of a personal, foundational and daring acting technique. Our nationally and internationally recognized faculty is committed to partnering with such an individual talent with the goal of guiding them to their fullest creative potential.

Considered by many as Kansas City’s best-kept secret, UMKC Theatre will present a diverse range of theatre this season. Productions will be staged at various theatres, including the Helen F. Spencer Theatre and the Studio 116 Black Box Theatre in the Performing Arts Center on the UMKC campus. Additionally, a dynamic list of co-productions are scheduled with the Coterie Theatre, the Kansas City Actors Theatre and the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Voice Training: Voice and Speech
  • Stage Movement: Movement/Mask
  • Professional Acting Techniques I: Foundations
  • Individual Performance Studies: Auto-Cours
  • Special Problems in Acting: The Discovery Project
  • Theatre History
  • Voice Training: Voice and Speech
  • Stage Movement: Movement/Mask
  • Professional Acting Techniques II: Foundations
  • Text Analysis
  • Theatre History
  • Individual Performance Studies: Auto-Cours
  • Voice Training: Voice and Speech
  • Stage Movement: Combat/Period Movement
  • Professional Acting Techniques III: Shakespeare/Commedia
  • Master Class in Acting
  • Voice Training: Voice and Speech
  • Stage Movement: Period Movement
  • Professional Acting Techniques IV: Advanced Technique
  • Actor Practicum: Red Nose Clown

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the UMKC School of Graduate Studies
  • Acceptance by the Head of the Master of Fine Arts program
  • A Bachelor of Arts degree from a recognized university or college and acceptance by the faculty mentor for the area of admission.  A student having a bachelor’s degree in another discipline may be admitted upon the recommendation of the area head.  A precondition to admission might be a requirement of completion of undergraduate Theatre courses, as determined by the area head.  These courses will not be credited toward the requirements for graduation in the MFA program unless approved in advance by the area head.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6928 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    17886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17886 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    18504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18504 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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