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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Acting

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why choose this course

Actors are storytellers. They transport their audience to a different world, evoke their emotions, and connect with them on a level that is both intimate and infinite.

Guildford School of Acting (GSA) is one of the UK’s leading accredited drama schools, providing dedicated conservatoire training within a purpose-built environment on the University of Surrey campus.

GSA’s MA Acting course focuses on practical actor training, provided through a series of project workshops and rehearsals supported by extensive classes in relevant technical skills.

What you will study

Our intensive MA Acting course offers you practical actor training focusing on technical skills in acting, voice and movement. These support a range of rehearsal projects, screen acting projects and public performances. You’ll also take professional development workshops and classes in audition technique.

section carefully Your performance opportunities will include a devised project, a final public production led by a production team of industry professionals, and a West End showcase.

We keep our cohorts small to ensure you get personal attention and contact from our expert teachers, who have extensive first-hand experience in professional theatre in the UK and the US.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-20

Modules

The project begins with a consideration of how the actor accesses the dynamic possibilities of the open stage and a physical approach to storytelling. Initial work on verse-speaking will identify common rhetorical schemes and embedded stage directions, and encourage the student to explore the performance opportunities presented in these and other features of Shakespeare’s language. Developing exercises will investigate some of the possibilities inherent in the theatre conventions of Shakespeare’s time, such as universal lighting, continuous staging, and direct audience address. The rehearsal project will culminate in the staging and sharing of scenes from one or more plays.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. Applicants who can demonstrate exceptional talent, and can satisfy the panel of their ability to successfully complete the course, may also be considered. Variations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

University information

The University of Surrey is proud of the cultural diversity of its international community. Over 3,500 postgraduate students, from more than 120 countries across the globe, come to Surrey each year. As a research-led university, Surrey's outstanding contributions benefit society as a whole and address major global challenges. The research-intensive learning environment makes it the perfect choice if you want to study somewhere where you can...more

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