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Qualification type

MFA - Master of Fine Art

Subject areas

Drama Teaching / Training Acting

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About the course

Together with the MA/MFA Voice Studies and the MA/MFA Movement: Directing and Teaching courses, Actor Training and Coaching is one of Central’s postgraduate degrees that exposes you to high-level training practice.

The course does not train actors, but develops a practical understanding of what it is to act, enabling you to work as an actor trainer, coach, theatre practitioner and a director of actors.

Create approaches through research and practice in training methodologies and through specialist teaching
Learn pedagogical tools for coaching and teaching actors
Benefit from wide-reaching placement opportunities.

Placements

In the MA and the MFA first year, there is the opportunity for you to undertake a teaching/assistant directing/coaching placement, as well as placements to engage with different acting and production contexts with the duration ranging from eight hours to three months.

Placements are a vital part of the course and will enable you to develop experience and hone skills as a pedagogue/practitioner. If you are pursuing the part-time pathway, you will undertake placements in the second year of your course.

The MFA second year widens your opportunity to practise knowledge within a professional context. You will be expected to undertake one or two workplace attachments, as well as participate in tutorials and occasional seminars throughout the year as part of an ongoing process of pedagogical reflection and engagement leading to the submission of the final assessment. An MFA top-up year for those of you with an existing MA in this subject is also available.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment during the first three terms of both courses is through written work, presentation and teaching practice. In the MA fourth term (part-time second year) you will work towards a final dissertation or portfolio. In the MFA second year, assessment is by means of an extended dissertation or portfolio (inclusive of case studies, reflective documentation and plans of work) manifesting responses to attachment/s and practice.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

05-OCT-20

Modules

This module aims to extend your understanding of critical debates and practices within a specific area of drama/theatre or performance; Make appropriate, intelligent and informed selections from a wide range of possibilities of approach or research materials; Engage in a sustained, focused, independent piece of work that constitutes a summative contribution at the end of your programme; Develop as a contributor to the field. Extend experience and outputs through a prolonged engagement with relevant practice or a prolonged period of practice based research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,395

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,033

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will normally have a degree or an equivalent qualification in a subject that includes an element of theatre or performance practice; or have a degree and can provide evidence of previous training and experience with performance disciplines; or have a strong acting or actor training background and at least two years’ professional experience in the acting industry. An offer will normally only be made after audition and interview. An MFA top-up year for those with an existing MA in this subject is also available.