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Conservatory of Performing Arts

M.F.A. in Acting Curriculum

Students in the M.F.A. in Acting program will follow the course sequence listed below for semesters one through six. Please see the Conservatory of Performing Arts graduate course descriptions for details on each class.

SEMESTER ONE:

THEA 501 Graduate Studies and Teaching Pedagogy

THEA 530 Acting in Repertory I

THEA 564 Movement Diagnostic

THEA 520 Elements of Speech

THEA 505 Applied Creativity and Embodied Learning I

SEMESTER TWO:

THEA 502 Theories of Acting

THEA 565 Movement Explorations

THEA 521 Dialects

THEA 506 Applied Creativity and Embodied Learning II

SEMESTER THREE:

THEA 536 Shakespeare, Neo-classicism and the Renaissance

THEA 696 Aesthetics and Conceptualization

SEMESTER FOUR:

THEA 537 Comedic Styles

THEA 522 Acting with Accents

THEA 507 Applied Creativity and Embodied Learning III

SEMESTER FIVE:

THEA 503 Film Study

THEA 531 Acting for the Camera

THEA 523  Voice-Over Work

THEA 508 Applied Creativity and Embodied Learning IV

THEA 697 Self-Directed Study I

SEMESTER SIX:

THEA 504 Professional/Educational Marketing

THEA 698 Self-Directed Study II

THEA 509 Applied Creativity and Embodied Learning V

THEA 699 Thesis