36 months
1441 USD/credit 28820 USD/year
1441 USD/credit 28820 USD/year
1078 USD/credit 21560 USD/year
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Refine your on-screen and stage approach with the Master of Fine Arts in Theater - Acting in Temple University's School of Theater, Film and Media Arts. 


The Theater - Acting full-time master’s degree at Temple University is specifically tailored for professional theater actors who aspire to develop and enhance their artistic growth. If you intend to pursue a career in education, you’ll learn to effectively articulate the creative process to your future students. The intimate program provides classical training based on the conservatory model. You’ll learn from faculty members who are committed to your personal development as an actor and the evolution of American theater and film. 

Future Career

The program is primarily focused on training working mid-career professionals in the theater industry. Many of our graduates are working in television, film, regional theater, off-Broadway, and Broadway and as instructors and professors in higher education.

Many graduates of the Acting MFA have pursued careers in film and television, as well as on and off Broadway.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Directing Practicum
  • The Business of the Business in Theater.
  • Musical Theater Practicum
  •  History of Decor
  • History of Fashion
  •  Theatrical Model Making
  • Design for TV and Film
  • Playwriting
  • Dramaturgy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Letters of Reference: 3
  • Coursework Required for Admission Consideration
  • Statement of Goals: Introduce yourself in approximately 500 words by relaying your relevant experience, values, and areas of interest. Proper essay form should be used, but it may be in a personal style.
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Audition
  • Interview
  • Resume: Current resume required.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1441 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    28820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1441 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • In-State

    21560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1078 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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