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For full information on the graduate program, please visit the MFA site: MFA in Physical Theatre

The Master of Fine Arts program at Accademia dell'Arte provides in-depth training and practice in performance broadly defined as physical theatre.

Rooted in the spirit of the Commedia dell'arte and its ethos of the actor/creator, the curriculum combines a high level of technical training for actors while preparing them to devise and create their own performance style. The curriculum presents a spectrum of approaches and influences from a distinctly European perspective.

The ultimate goal of the program is to launch students into the world as confident, creative and autonomous artists with a strong aesthetics sensibility that unites the wonder of performance with a genuine search for human meaning.

Four semesters at Accademia dell'Arte, including six-week intensive Commedia training and original cabaret Torino
Circus studies at FLIC Scuola di Circo

Contemporary mask study and performance with Familie Flöz

The Czech Republic
Residency and final performance with Continuo Theatre

Accademia dell'Arte offers an in-house graduate training certificate for candidates not seeking the final Master's degree.

Information on the MFA program can be seen at

For detailed program information, audition dates and applications contact

Accredidation for the Graduate Program
The Master of Fine Arts in Physical Theatre is offered by Mississippi University for Women in cooperation with Accademia dell’Arte. Students must be admitted to the graduate program at MUW prior to enrolling for courses leading to the MFA degree.
Mississippi University for Women is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) and is authorized to award Associate, Bachelor and Master degrees.
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