Master On Campus


University of North Carolina Greensboro

24 months
1715 USD/credit
1715 USD/credit
653 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Acting is a program at University of North Carolina Greensboro dedicated solely to the development of the advanced actor pursuing a career in professional and/or academic theatre. 


The MFA in Acting is a terminal degree designed to develop the individual’s artistry and to provide advanced specialized training. The degree is the appropriate choice for students intending to pursue professional careers in theatre, film, and/or television.

The MFA in Acting program at University of North Carolina Greensboro is competitive, accepting a small core of students every other year, ensuring that classes are small and training is personal. Students study voice, movement, acting for the camera, audition techniques, dialects, and contemporary and period scene study. At the core of the program is an intensely focused series of acting classes in conjunction with practicum credits where students apply what they have learned.


During their course of study, students are expected to complete 60 hours of classes, and perform at least three major or supporting roles in the Mainstage, Theatre for Youth, or Studio seasons. MFA Acting students will also perform at Triad Stage during the course of the program.

The program requires a Master Production consisting of a performed role, a formal analytical paper, and a rehearsal journal. In the final semester, MFA Acting students participate in the School of Theatre’s New York Showcase as a means of launching their professional careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Shakespeare Studio
  • Professional Theatre Audition Techniques
  • Introduction to Graduate Study
  • Acting Seminar
  • Advanced Dynamics: Movement
  • Studies in Acting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application one month prior to the posted departmental deadline.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or appropriately-evaluated credentials for non-U.S. schools.
  • Satisfactory academic standing as an undergraduate or in a post-baccalaureate program: “B” (3.0 GPA) average or better.
  • Approval of the academic department in which the graduate student will major. (Assumes an undergraduate major appropriate to the proposed graduate study.)
  • Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination 
  • Audition

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1715 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1715 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    1715 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1715 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    653 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 653 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Greensboro

1001 - 1540 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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