Let your passion for artistic expression lead you into a career in performance. At Montclair State, gain the skills and insights you need to take your career to the next level.
From theater to dance to therapy, Montclair State’s College of the Arts has the advanced certificates and degree programs you need to nurture your creative nature and perform at a high professional level today, tomorrow and for years to come.
MA in Music, Composition Concentration
The Master of Arts in Music program offers preparation for both the professional music world and doctoral study. You’re encouraged to find your own compositional voice, as well as to discover and study old and new sounds and aesthetics.Read More
MA in Theatre, Theatre Studies Concentration
The Master of Arts in Theatre with a Theatre Studies concentration can help you reinvigorate your previous theatre experience, pursue your disciplinary passion for the first time, or prepare for subsequent doctoral studies.Read More
MFA in Dance
Do you want to bring new life to your dancing career? Our low-residency MFA in Dance is for mid-career dance artists, dance teachers, and other dance professionals in transition. Appealing to your needs as an experienced dance professional, the program will give you the knowledge, resources, and credentials you need to expand your career.Read More
MA in Music Therapy
Are you a trained music therapist or have an undergraduate degree or comparable proficiencies in music? Our Master of Arts in Music with a concentration in Music Therapy provides a large credit combination of supportive psychology and research courses with courses in assessment, clinical improvisation techniques, group music therapy (experiential and client centered), and teaching and supervision.Read More
MM in Music, Performance Concentration
The Performance focus in our Master of Music program will help you nurture your technical musical talent and artistic growth in preparation for a professional career.Read More
Are you ready for intensive study in music? This one-year certificate program is for highly talented and motivated young musicians seeking intensive music study. Although you’ll only take six credits per semester, due to the intensive amount of weekly practicing and rehearsing involved, you will be considered a full-time students.Read More
Theatre of Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Change Graduate Certificate
The certificate in Theatre of Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Change will prepare you to be an agent of change in educational and professional theatrical arenas. Emphasizing the relationship between what happens on stage and what happens in the world around us, this program promotes an embodied and intellectual understanding of theatre as a catalyst for empathy, empowerment, and action. The flexible curriculum links theatre theory and history to stage practice and allows students to tailor course selections to individual goals.Read More