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About the Program

The MFA in Physical Theatre at the Accademia dell’Arte, offered in collaboration with Mississippi University for Women and Università degli Studi di Torino, is rooted in European culture and features a cohort of international students. With courses led by European-based faculty, the MFA in Physical Theatre is a fusion of research and experimentation within diverse yet interrelated European performance trends.

Our graduate program brings together some of the most innovative approaches available in Europe, through world-class faculty who offer a wealth of first-hand, practical experience. Rooted in the spirit of the Commedia dell’Arte, the ethos of the actor-creator, the curriculum provides a high level of technical training for actors, while fully preparing them to devise and create their own performance style. The program is contextualized by the ongoing study of history, aesthetics and social theory.

Alongside their base in Arezzo, students are exposed to European cultural trends and approaches to physical theatre through substantial residencies in Torino, Berlin and the Czech Republic. It is this exposure to a multiplicity of approaches that distinguishes the program and makes the Accademia’s MFA in Physical Theater a pivotal experience and opportunity in students’ artistic and personal development.

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

Now accepting applications for MFA program commencing August 2017

Early Bird Application Deadline:
December 1, 2016

Application Deadline:
April 1, 2017

For further information:

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Accreditation for 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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