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Acting for Stage, Screen and Radio MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

RWCMD enjoys a very good reputation within the acting profession. Through collaborations with professional organizations, visiting directors, actors and casting agents, we provide our students with experience of real working conditions and enable them to make vital contacts within the industry.

  • Practical studio and rehearsal-based training in professional working conditions
  • Small class sizes
  • Established teaching team made up of experienced theatre professionals
  • Regular opportunities to work with visiting actors and directors
  • Core acting skills workshops exploring approaches to working with texts, building a character, improvisation and performing Shakespeare
  • Vocal skills classes focusing on effective physical techniques for performance as well as vocal physiology, dialect and accents
  • Specialist classes in singing technique, repertoire and musical theatre performance
  • Movement skills classes including Alexander Technique and stage combat
  • Training in the specialist techniques and requirements of acting for screen
  • Roles in public performances selected from a wide and challenging repertoire
  • Practical workshops to prepare students for professional auditions for theatre and TV
  • Mentoring and support in the initiation, production and performance of an original piece of work
  • Showcase presentations to an invited audience of agents, casting directors and potential employers in Cardiff, London and New York (for American students)

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


13 months

Start date



This module includes assessment: Performance & Assessment (70%), Continuous Appraisals (30%) Component 1: Classes begin with a thorough introduction to voice and text work - progressing to a level of technique expected of a professional actor. The course initially focuses on removing unhelpful physical habits before enabling the student to explore and extend their voice and use of language in preparation for training him/her to use it effectively in performance without supervision, including dialect and accent work. Component 2: A series of classes where the emphasis is on physical skills singing technique, appropriate use of breath and the structure of sound and musicianship. Students will be given the opportunity to develop a secure singing technique through group and chorus work whilst developing an individual repertoire, together with an understanding of the particular performance demands made by professional musical theatre. Critically, the student will be equipped to continue their own professional development through independent identification, evaluation and application of best practice and innovative methodologies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students are required to have completed or be in the final year of completing an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification although we may be able to consider applications from people without formal qualifications if they have an exceptional level of ability and a good understanding of the acting profession.