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The Juilliard School

48 months
49260 USD/year
49260 USD/year
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The Acting program of The Juilliard School is dedicated to preparing 21st-century actors and playwrights to tell, with clarity and passion, imagination and artistry, diverse stories that speak to the truth of the world in which we live.


Program Features

The Acting program of The Juilliard School provides intensive training in movement, voice, the Alexander Technique, and other core aspects of the craft, allowing students to develop a comprehensive, embodied understanding of the actor’s work and to apply that understanding to a diverse dramatic repertoire in rehearsal and production.

The outline below shows the required distribution of credits by year for the four-year Master of Fine Arts degree program in Drama.

The fourth and final year of the MFA in Acting is tuition-free to all students and also includes a living stipend.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Improvisation
  • Scene Study
  • Masks
  • Alexander Technique
  • Fundamentals of Movement
  • Speech I: Foundation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


118 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent by the time you enroll
  • English language fluency
  • Online application
  • Juilliard’s Admissions Committee uses your essay(s) to learn more about you as an individual and gain a sense of who you are beyond your application, transcript, and audition
  • Transcripts
  • In your application you will be required to identify a teacher, director, or coach who can discuss your work as an actor and provide a recommendation
  • An artistic resume must be uploaded as part of the online application. The resume should be 1-2 pages
  • A photograph or headshot is required
  • Prescreening is required as part of the online application if you currently reside outside of the United States and Canada. This requirement does not depend on citizenship status or permanent address and cannot be waived

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    49260 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 49260 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    49260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49260 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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