Master of Fine Arts Degree in Acting

On-Campus Degree Overview

Are you ready to hone your God-given talents and become the Christian artist you have always wanted to be? The only Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Acting taught from a Christian worldview, Regent's master's degree in acting in Virginia Beach, Virginia brings together time-tested techniques, the latest trends in Christian artist training, and hands-on experience. Within this Christian acting degree program, the general concentration allows students to choose from diverse course offerings including improvisation, dance, advanced scene study, advanced stage combat and private voice lessons. The directing concentration* challenges students as both artists and leaders while teaching them how to develop and shape the creative process of a theatrical production.

MFA in Acting Program Highlights

Curriculum: MFA in Acting General Concentration and Directing Concentration
Length: 60 credits. May be completed in three years. Students may begin the program in the fall semester.
Format: Offered entirely on our Virginia Beach campus.
Results: Master of Fine Arts in Acting.
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Features: Acting and directing opportunities in our Main stage and Secondstage seasons, our student lab productions, and more than 100 film projects produced by the Department of Film & Television annually.

Career Opportunities

Our students' extensive training in film, television, and acting for the stage, enables them to serve as professionals in a variety of roles in the entertainment industry and in the academy. Upon graduation, our Master of Fine Arts in Acting alumni are equipped to serve in such roles as:

Theatre Actor, Theatre Company Director, Film and Television Actor, Stage Play Director, Talent for Commercials/Industrials, Acting Instructor/Coach, Voice Over Artist, University Professor

Master of Fine Arts in Acting graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of objective-driven acting techniques at a professionally competitive level.
  • Demonstrate objective-driven acting as the cornerstone of performance in diverse literary genres.
  • Articulate and defend artistic choices in the language of acting craft, ensuring their relevance as informed collaborators in the creative process.
  • Demonstrate healthy, effective, character-driven work in the applied disciplines of voice and movement

* Admission into the directing concentration is by faculty invitation only. Students must first be accepted into the general concentration of the MFA program on the basis of audition, interview, and perceived academic potential. The candidacy of students interested in the directing concentration will be evaluated after they have matriculated into the program.

Admissions Contact:

Sonya Thomas

Alumni Spotlight

Shinn-Rong Chung
Ya Tong Theatre Company
Regent Grad, 2010

"It was a wonderful privilege to study with professional artists who care about doing excellent work and presenting truth."

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