BROOKLYN COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF THEATER



 

MASTER OF FINE ARTS
ACTING

CONTACT
Judylee Vivier
Program Head

gradacting@brooklyn.cuny.edu
313 Whitehead Hall
718-951-5000 x2763


MFA Acting Info Sheet (Brooklyn College) MFA Acting Info Sheet
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The MFA Acting program demands a two-year full-time residency committed to rigorous training in voice, movement, speech, acting, and theatrical analysis.

Students receive a myriad of performance opportunities in this professional environment that challenges them to apply the techniques and skills practiced in the studio.

MFA Acting candidates work collaboratively with MFA directors, dramaturges, and designers on department productions as well as scene-study work for directing classes and the directors' thesis productions.

MFA Acting candidates also work collaboratively on staged readings and productions with Brooklyn College's esteemed MFA Playwriting Program, headed by Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney.

MFA Acting Training Program (Brooklyn College) MFA Acting Training Program


TRAINING

The first-year of study emphasizes the expansion and exploration of the actor’s imagination, the knowledge of the physical instrument and use of the self.

Second-year work focuses on the demands of heightened language, elements of style, and modes of behavior in classical texts that require specific vocal and physical skills.

Professional studio classes that prepare students for the “business of acting” are included, including the preparation for the actors’ showcase produced in Manhattan.

MFA Acting Sample Course Load (Brooklyn College) MFA Acting Sample Course Load


ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

New Extended Deadline: January 25 (January 1 for international students)
Auditions: January 20-23 at URTA in New York (NYC Only) or January 28 By Appointment (Callbacks January 29)

MFA Acting Audition Information (Brooklyn College) 2017 MFA Acting Audition Information

Because the focus of the training in the MFA Acting Program is on the individual process, the class is small and a maximum of 10 graduate students only can be accepted each fall. The selection and audition process is highly competitive.

MFA Acting Entrance Requirements (Brooklyn College) MFA Acting Entrance Requirements


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