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Screen Performance and Communication Techniques MA

Screen Performance and Communication Techniques MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Drama Studies Acting

Course type


Course Summary

This course is intended for individuals who want to perform, or present in a variety of situations, including fictional drama and factual programming and who might have some previous experience in acting, presenting and public speaking. Through a mixture of work-based learning and theory, this course will help build students confidence, advance their communication and presentation or acting skills enabling them to perform at a professional standard before the camera. Gain the confidence to communicate your ideas with clarity and promote your screen performance skills within the media industry enabling you to stand out from the competition. In today’s visual world it’s not just actors who need to perform professionally in front of the camera; many other professionals including journalists, politicians and business leaders are frequently called upon to present themselves and their ideas on camera. The course opens up may career opportunities for postgraduates pursuing a professional career in acting and presenting for television, or film, or the Internet. It would also benefit you if you wish to pursue a career in journalism, politics, and business, and in the course of your work are frequently called upon to appear and present themselves and their ideas before a camera. During these master classes you can advance your skills and network leading, in some instances, to employment, or additional work placements within established casting/production companies, or to auditions in order to cast screen-based productions.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Professional Practices in the Workplace
Screen Performance Final Project
Practice-Based Research Methods for Performance to Camera
Working before the Camera 
Industry Approaches and Practice

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 should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. Students will be expected to have a BSc/BA or equivalent in the area of arts, humanities or social science or relevant professional experience (for non-standard entry, which will be judged by the interview panel).