Monday, November 3, 2008

Master of Frugal Arts

Adam,

I've privately spoken to some actors on this topic, and now I'd like to get your opinion on the necessity of acting M.F.A.s. I believe it is valid to skip out on M.F.A. training, but I also believe it means you're missing advanced training in voice and movement as well as meeting new ideas from new professors. But I only say it's valid because some actors won't need those advanced movement and vocal techniques in the pursuit of a film career.

Do you think acting students should consider skipping M.F.A. programs to save money or pursue a career that doesn't require theatre technique? Also, if we see a trend develop, will that start to affect the quality of productions? Will film be affected?

- Michael

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