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MA Acting for Stage, Screen & Radio

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film / Video / Television Production Acting

Course type


Course Summary

Course Overview

  • 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
  • London Performance Week
  • 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



Public Performance (40 Credits) - Core
Movement Skills (20 Credits) - Core
Vocal Skills (20 Credits) - Core
Acting Skills 1 (20 Credits) - Core
Acting Skills 2 (20 Credits) - Core
Independent Public Performance (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements include an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification, although candidates with an exceptional level of ability and a good understanding of the acting profession may be accepted without formal qualifications.