Master of Fine Arts Degree in Acting
On-Campus Degree Overview:
The Department of Theatre Arts offers the Master of Fine Arts in Acting. The MFA in Acting is a three-year, professional training program with the singular purpose of preparing actors to excel in a competitive marketplace. Students will receive in-depth training in their craft through an innovative curriculum integrating theory and practice. Admittance into the program is highly competitive, but once accepted the student will be challenged—artistically, intellectually and spiritually—by a faculty of working professionals and experienced educators in a faith-based learning environment. Upon graduation, students will be equipped to work as professional actors in theatre, film and television or to pursue a career in academia.
Select one of the concentrations below to learn more about our graduate acting programs.
Making a Global Impact
Shinn-Rong Chung graduated in 2010 with an MFA in Acting. Prior to attending Regent, Chung was the artistic director for the Ya Tong Theatre Company in Taiwan, an international touring company that performs full-scale, theatrical productions with a Christian worldview.
In 2007, Ya Tong sent Chung to Regent to learn advanced acting and directing techniques so he could in turn train the company. When asked about his choice to come to Regent, Chung states, "I came to Regent with the belief that the university places great emphasis on artistic excellence, moral integrity and faith-art integration. What I experienced confirms that. It was a wonderful privilege to study with professional artists who care about doing excellent work and presenting truth. God provided Regent as a place of revitalization, equipping and waiting upon the Lord. I am very grateful to the faculty and staff who gave of themselves to make Regent University such an amazing place to learn."
Upon graduation, Chung returned to lead the Ya Tong Theatre Company as they continue to take bold new steps to produce Broadway-style musicals and faith-affirming plays for a Chinese-speaking population.