Academy of Art University

Master On Campus
24 months
1191 USD/credit
1137 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Acting program of Academy of Art University is rooted in a conservatory approach to acting. The program provides immersive training in multiple mediums preparing actors for film, television, stage, and musical theater productions.


Students of the Acting program of Academy of Art University will hone a diverse set of professional skills in voice, speech, movement, improvisation, classical theater, and audition techniques. Students will graduate from the program equipped with an industry ready demo reel showcasing the actor’s ability to work in front of a camera with a professional crew on a sound stage. The MFA portfolio will also include a personalized marketing strategy exhibiting the actor’s preparedness to successfully compete in the entertainment industry.


Academy of Art University’s School of Acting is rooted in developing craft, individual process, and truthful storytelling to prepare students for dynamic acting careers. By training well-rounded actors, we offer a unique learning environment in classes taught by working professionals. From stage to camera, voiceovers to commercials, the School of Acting is much more than a school—it’s your opportunity to bring your passion to life.


As an on-camera narrator or spokesman, you give context and life to commercials and industrials. Bring your unique presence and ability to deliver impactful and engaging messages to the commercial world.

Interactive Media Performer

As a performer for interactive media, you'll learn to use physicality and performance techniques to engage a digital audience across the globe. Acting in web series or commercials, you'll learn to bring characters to life in cutting edge interactive media

On-Camera Actor

As a on-camera actor for feature films, television, commercials, and industrials, you'll bring characters to life through technique, emotion, and presence. Use physicality, reaction, reflex, and listening skills to engage audiences and fully embody any character.

Stunt Performer

As a stunt performer, you bring excitement and tension to the screen with combat and implausible physicality. Learn about safety, weapons training, and certification with our diverse and experienced faculty.

Stage Actor

Connect your craft to performance and become a stage actor, singer, or dancer. You will use technical proficiency, script analysis, and character research to deliver engaging and emotional performances for live audiences.

Voiceover Artist

As a voiceover artist, you'll apply your acting skills to animation, video games, commercials, narration, radio, TV, and character work. Find your vocal signature, learn accents, and bring characters to life.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Voice & Speech
  • Acting Techniques: Meisner 1
  • Movement: Creating Physical Character
  • Acting for Camera
  • Movement: Physical Expression on Camera
  • Acting for Performance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • College transcripts must show the classes/subjects, grades, credits and number of hours completed for each class
  • Applicants and sponsors must complete the Affidavit of Support Form
  • An art portfolio in your chosen discipline is required with detailed descriptions for all international graduate school applicants
  • An official bank letter (from student. family/parents/sponsor) must show a minimum balance of $42,000 USD or equivalent
  • We do not require TOEFL or IELTS scores and do not have a minimum score requirement
  • Photocopy of your valid passport
  • Photocopy of your 1-20, 1-94, or other visa document
  • If your transcripts are not in English. they must be translated and notarized

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1191 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1191 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1137 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1137 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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