BROOKLYN COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF THEATER





Movement Theater Studio, NYC (Brooklyn College)

 

MASTER OF FINE ARTS
ACTING

CONTACT
Judylee Vivier
Program Head

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

Picnic (Brooklyn College 2015)
Big Love (Brooklyn College 2014)
Clybourne Park (Brooklyn College 2013)
Bright Room Called Day (Brooklyn College 2012)

 

The MFA Acting program at Brooklyn College is a two-year, full-time residency committed to rigorous training in voice, movement, speech, acting, and theatrical analysis.

We look for actors who are diverse, multicultural and who come from a variety of backgrounds. We believe that the more variety our student body brings to their training, the more exciting and informed the work will be in class and on stage. We seek individuals who are socially conscious, committed to disciplined practice, and hungry for new and unique experiences.

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


TAKE YOUR CRAFT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

The emphasis of our training is on the journey of the actor toward self-discovery, which will allow them to grow artistically and professionally. Our instruction is rooted in the work of Stanislavski and Michael Chekhov, but special attention is given to the development of a deep mind-body awareness in each actor and a nurturing of each actor’s individual process.

Learn more about actor training at Brooklyn College:
MFA Acting Training Overview (Brooklyn College) MFA Acting Training Overview
MFA Acting Sample Course Load (Brooklyn College) MFA Acting Sample Course Load


GROW BY RECEIVING INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION

Because the MFA Acting training focuses on the individual process, class sizes are small: a maximum of only 10 graduate students can be accepted each Fall. The selection and audition process is highly competitive. Acceptance into the program requires a firm commitment to a full-time two-year residency.


FOSTER CONNECTIONS WITH THE NEXT GENERATION OF INNOVATIVE, ENGAGED THEATER ARTISTS

MFA Acting candidates work collaboratively with MFA directors, playwrights, and designers throughout their two years. Actors have the opportunity to work collaboratively on staged readings and productions with Brooklyn College's esteemed MFA Playwriting Program, headed by Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney.


LEARN ON THE JOB WITH PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Students receive a myriad of performance opportunities that challenge them to apply the techniques and skills practiced in the studio in a professional environment. These opportunities range from a full season of department productions, led by professional NYC-based directors and alumni directors, to scene-study work and thesis productions with current MFA Directing candidates.


APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE IN THE CLASSROOM

Select MFA Acting candidates are offered the opportunity to teach in the Brooklyn College BA Theater majors, allowing them to simultaneously develop as educators while they grow as artists. An application process for Graduate Teaching Fellowships and other Awards and Scholarships takes place at the end of the first year of training.


ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021 (January 30 for international students)
URTA Auditions: Sat Jan 9-Sun Jan 10; Fri Jan 15-Mon Jan 18; Fri Jan 22-Mon Jan 25. To register, visit urta.com.
Individual Auditions: Fri Feb 26, Sat Feb 27, Sun Feb 28 (subject to change). Auditions are made by appointment for actors not participating in URTA. Email gradacting@brooklyn.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment time.
Callbacks: Sun Mar 6 and Mon Mar 7 (online)

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


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