Kristin Chenoweth Has Joined Oklahoma City University for Screen Acting MFA


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Kristin Chenoweth is jumping into education with her alma mater, Oklahoma City University. She announced to Backstage that she will be doing an all new MFA program that will begin in January 2021. It will be focused on screen acting, with the first year of the program taking place in Los Angeles and the second year taking place in London.

On launching the new program Chenoweth said:

Like many of us, I have been sitting around thinking: What do I want to do to change the world when we’re back? When I left OCU, I had [trained in] theater and concert. I had no idea about film, TV, making a record, having a different style of acting for the screen as compared to theater. So that’s what I’m looking for with this: Global orientation for learning every aspect of film, TV, and music.

Backstage also reports, "Along with instruction by Chenoweth, of course (“Its most famous alum!” she jokes), the program will provide students with industry internship placement, hands-on guidance from agents and managers from top-tier companies like Avalon Artists Group and 3 Arts Entertainment, as well as seminars by development directors from leading production companies."

For more on the program and to apply, click here.

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