Acting, Master | University of San Diego | San Diego, United States
24 months
1555 USD/credit 46650 USD/year
1555 USD/credit 46650 USD/year
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The Acting program of the University of San Diego is designed to take advantage of training and performance opportunities made available by The Old Globe.  Students' performance work in the Globe's professional productions is much more than an added attraction, it is one of the centerpieces of the training.


About the Program

The Acting program of the University of San Diego is unique in its ability to provide students with an exceptional number of professional performance opportunities.  Partnership with the Globe demands that students achieve its formidable standard of artistic excellence, community, and professionalism.

In addition to its symbiotic relationship with one of America's premier regional theaters, the professional actor training program is unique in other ways:

  • Each student accepted into the professional actor training program is awarded a full-tuition scholarship from the University and a monthly stipend from the Globe.  Financial support granted to each student exceeds $80,000. 
  • With only seven actors in each class an exceptional amount of personal attention is given to the student’s individual training needs.
  • Academic credit earned through performance work at the Globe enables the University of San Diego to award its Master of Fine Arts degree after only two years of study.
Because the mission of the program is to provide students with the skills necessary to pursue successful acting careers, every effort is made to facilitate the transition into the profession.  The program's showcase presentations in New York and Los Angeles have been highly effective in helping graduates establish acting careers in film, television, Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theatres.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Text and Context: Modern Drama
  • Movement 
  • Acting 
  • Voice and Speech 
  • Text and Context: Renaissance Drama
  • Globe Production 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited and approved institution. The degree does not need to be in theatre.
  • International students are welcome to apply to the MFA program; please visit our FAQs page for important information regarding your transcripts.
  • We do not participate in U/RTA auditions, you must apply directly to our program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1555 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    46650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1555 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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