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Performance Pedagogy

University of Pittsburgh

Master
24 months
Duration
39898 USD/year
39898 USD/year
23530 USD/year
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About

The MFA in Performance Pedagogy from the University of Pittsburgh is based on the premise that the professional actor has already gained a level of craft and broad experience that can become the foundation for solid teaching skills. Therefore, emphasis is placed on exploration and strengthening of pedagogical techniques as related to areas of acting and performance training.

Overview

We offer a master degree in Performance Pedagogy at the University of Pittsburgh. All faculty members are active in both teaching and artistic and/or research activities. University of Pittsburgh Stages offers a range of opportunities to act, direct, and design in three separate venues. For more information on performance spaces, visit the Performance Spaces page.

The department, founded in 1982, offers a BA, MFA and PhD in theatre arts.Designed to equip working, professional actors with the tools to expand their employment opportunities in teaching at the college and university level, the MFA in Performance Pedagogy at the University of Pittsburgh offers a dynamic synthesis of teaching, practice, and scholarship. 

The graduate PhD program involves students in practical as well as critical, theoretical, and historical education, sustaining our mission of providing the widest-possible spectrum of educational and training opportunities to future scholars and artists. This program supporst students towards academic careers and careers beyond academia through coursework, mentorship, and summer grants.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Theories of Theatre and Drama
  • History, Literature, Criticism, Theory
  • Techniques Performance Pedagogy
  • Production Mentorship
  • Theories of Acting and Directing
  • World Theatre: 1640-1890

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

42 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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.
90
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).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • University of Pittsburgh’s on-line application (there is a $75.00 application fee) *FEE WAIVERS are available.
  • A personal statement indicating your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh and your academic and professional goals.
  • Official or Unofficial College Transcripts are uploaded with application. After a student is recommended for admission, official copies of all college transcripts will then need to be sent directly from the institution to the Dean’s office before a student can be matriculated.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • One (1) writing sample
  • Headshot and Resume
  • Non-US citizens: TOEFL or IELTS scores - this is mandatory and cannot be waived

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39898 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    39898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39898 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    23530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23530 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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