The Old Globe & USD

San Diego, CA

A joint venture of The Old Globe and the University of San Diego, the Master of Fine Arts in Acting program nationally recruits seven students each year to participate in an intensive two-year, year-round course of graduate study in classical theatre.


The Old Globe & USD

The Old Globe's professional actor training program is designed to take advantage of training and performance opportunities. Students' performance work in the Globe's professional productions is much more than an added attraction, it is the centerpiece of the training.

The program is unique in its ability to provide students with an exceptional number of professional performance opportunities. Partnership with the Globe demands that students achieve its formidable standard of artistic excellence and professionalism.

Because the Globe is the program's primary source for the performance faculty, directors, designers, guest artists, and master teachers, this demanding ethic inspires studio work as well.

With only seven actors in each class an exceptional amount of personal attention is given to the student’s individual training needs. Academic credit earned through performance work at the Globe enables the University of San Diego to award its Master of Fine Arts degree after only two years of study.