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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Acting

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The ALRA MA Professional Acting Course (15 months) is a full-time actor training programme that has three taught terms followed by two performance terms; including one theatre production, recording a film scene and showcases in both London and Manchester.

ALRA’s postgraduate modules focus on the skills and techniques needed for professional acting today. The MA Acting programme encourages you to view your performance practice as continual development and as a means to further your particular strengths.

This acting course includes most aspects of a Drama School BA (Hons) Acting module but is delivered at a fast-tracked pace. Students work individually and as an ensemble with projects in screen acting as well as radio and theatre acting, movement, voice and other vital techniques of the performing arts with opportunities for audition practice to a professional panel.

The brevity and intensity of this programme demands a strong professional focus, a good level of stamina and an excellent level of commitment. Whilst we welcome all applicants, typical students are those with some performance experience who perhaps have already had a taste of the acting profession, or those seeking to change career or study at Postgraduate or Masters level.

This is a highly practical course with a comparatively high amount of contact hours which reflects the demands of the industry students are preparing to enter.

Assessment Strategy

Students are assessed through performance and presentations and also through essays or journals, blogs, v-logs and podcasts. It is important to note that ALRA supports students who struggle with academic writing to establish critical and evaluative skills through alternative submission formats.

Assessment is weighted around public performances which is an intense learning experience, allowing the student to apply skills and strategies acquired on the module and indicating suitability to practice as a professional actor.

Formative assessment tasks which happen throughout the module are marked as Pass/Fail only. This is to encourage students to focus on the experiential and experimental nature of the work over the need to achieve impressive marks.

As is usual in theatre training, students are given constant formative feedback in practical classes as well as more formal feedback on their written assignments and practical projects in tutorials.

Different course options

Full time | Academy of Live and Recorded Arts | 15 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

15 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module is a combination of practical and theoretical classes covering accepted methodologies of (not exclusively) Stanislavski, Hagen and Johnstone in Acting Technique and Scene Study and then applied and furthered in Acting for Camera and Acting for Radio. Students work on a variety of texts from Ancient Greek to Classic Texts.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay £3,020 per term. £400 for Registration Fees. £45 for Audition Fees.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Contact University and ask about this fee

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

It is expected that you will have: an undergraduate degree or equivalent, or considerable work/life experience could be taken into consideration; we would ask you to attend an intensive preliminary course. You must be at least 18 years old at the start of the course, although ALRA welcomes older students, especially those who are thinking about a career change. If English is not your first language you must be fluent in English. You may be asked for proof of this We need a level 6.5 in the IELTS (International English Language Test System).