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Acting MFA

The University of Georgia’s MFA in Acting focuses on preparing students to be artists in theatre, film, and media and for teaching at the university, community college or secondary level.

The mission of the MFA Acting program is to develop actors as artists, storytellers, and entrepreneurs through training in varied methodologies, techniques and applied practice.

Building on a performer's core strengths, the program cultivates the artist's individual voice with intensive studies in acting, voice, and movement.  Training encompasses Stanislavski, Meisner, Michael Chekhov, Alexander, Linklater, LeCoq, and Laban. In addition, assistantships are available in teaching, public relations, community outreach, and other leadership opportunities.  Our graduates go on to become practitioners in film, television, theatre, digital media, and education.

The MFA in Acting program offers a highly competitive assistantship. Our financial package includes a three-year waiver of all tuition (in-state or out-of-state) plus an annual assistantship of $11,608. The estimated minimum value of the assistantship stipend per year is $21,766 for an in-state student or $37,754 for an out-of-state student.

Ideal candidates for this program:

  • display a foundational knowledge of performance process
  • have clear career and educational goals
  • demonstrate an ability to work with others in a collaborative environment
  • utilize strong communication skills
  • have an inquisitive nature
  • convey a spirit of creativity and imagination
  • are open and receptive to new ideas
  • possess the stamina and self motivation required for the rigors associated with achieving the Master of Fine Arts degree.


Please note: The UGA MFA in Acting enrolls a cohort for a single three-year cycle.  The next enrollment period will occur in 2021.

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