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Offered in partnership with the Shakespeare Theatre Company and the George Washington University, this program has been creating a new community of classical actors since 2000.


The Master of Fine Arts in Classical Acting is an immersive, intensive program developing the actor’s instrument to handle the rigors of Shakespeare and other classical texts. The mission of the MFA in Classical Acting program (also known as the Academy for Classical Acting, or ACA) is to create a body of artists who are able to perform classical texts with skill, clarity and inspiration, for American audiences who deserve better than an imitation of the British tradition.

This unique program runs for 44 consecutive weeks, from late August through the following July. The participants work in the

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must upload a digital copy of a current theatrical headshot and a resumé to their applications. An audition is also required. To schedule, email .

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