Master of Fine Arts in Acting for the Returning Professional
The objective of the Master of Fine Arts program in Acting for the Returning Professional is to prepare those with extensive acting experience for other careers in the field and to enrich and expand their understanding of theatre. Students have the opportunity to teach, both in the classroom and through participation in productions, as well as draw on their professional experiences and conduct original research.
Admission & Audition Requirements
Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2016
Individuals seeking admission to the Master of Fine Arts program in Acting for the Returning Professional must audition and complete an interview in addition to applying for graduate admission to Kent State University. The Returning Professional program looks for candidates who possess substantial professional experience that may include, but is not limited to: Broadway credits, major regional and/or international performance credits, film or television credits, awards of national recognition, professional union affiliation, publication in field of expertise, and a significant record of mentoring. This information, meant to give a sense of a candidate's work, can be provided through resume/CV, performance reviews, interviews, awards, etc.
- Credit earned for learning through professional experience
- Intensive 2 year curriculum
- Teaching and mentorship opportunities
- On-site professional summer theatre, Porthouse Theatre
- Teaching assistantships available with full tuition waiver, stipend and subsidized health coverage.
For More Information
Assistant Professor, Acting and Musical Theatre