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Program at a Glance

College of Arts and Humanities
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The Master of Fine Arts in Acting Track is a NAST-accredited pre-professional actor training program. Through intensive practical and theoretical classwork and production experience, students are prepared physically and vocally as artists to succeed in this demanding profession.

The program is a highly selective, rigorous, three-year professional training program emphasizing both theatre theory and practice. The first two years are spent on campus in classes and performing in Theatre UCF productions. The third year is spent as a resident company member at Orlando Shakes where students perform in mainstage and theatre for young audience productions, teach, study and assist with the operations of the theatre.

Students, in addition to becoming highly trained theatre practitioners, must also demonstrate the ability to understand the conceptual basis of their art and to be able to articulate that understanding to others. Toward this end, the department will recruit and develop graduate students who can serve, along with faculty and staff, as role models for undergraduate students whose BA and BFA programs of study are integrally connected with the graduate program.

Application Deadlines

March 1
January 15

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Actor Understudy
  • Actress
  • Broadcast Producer
  • Casting Director
  • Elocutionist
  • Graphic Design Professor
  • Independent Film Maker
  • Independent Video Producer
  • Music Professor
  • News Production Supervisor
  • Newscast Director
  • On-Air Director
  • Photography Professor
  • Piano Professor
  • Scene and Lighting Design Lecturer
  • Stage Manager
  • Stagecraft Professor
  • Television Program Director
  • Theatre Professor
  • Video Producer
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