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1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
October 2021

Program description

Acting MA

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 to help build a bridge between your training and the profession. Your performance opportunities will include a short film project, a public production, and an industry 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 internationally.

Our campus boasts great transport links to London, so you’ll be close to the heart of UK theatre in London’s West End.

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Admission 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.

English language requirements

  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element.

If you do not currently meet the level required for your program, offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Advanced Practice
  • Industry Practice and Performance
  • Rehearsal Project 1: Shakespeare
  • Rehearsal Project 2: Twentieth Century Play
  • The Integrated Body
  • The Working Actor

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

January 2021

  • Tuition fee for UK/EU students: £16,600
  • Tuition fee for Overseas students: £18,000

October 2021

  • Tuition fee for UK students: £17,100
  • Tuition fee for Overseas students: £18,600


Credits and ECTS Credits: 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a sophisticated toolkit of performance techniques
  • Develop creative and imaginative approaches to work in rehearsal and performance
  • Acquire/demonstrate knowledge of a range of practices and performance styles
  • Reflect critically on process and outcome
  • Evaluate the relationship between performer, narrative, and performance context
  • Develop a sophisticated understanding of style and genre
  • Demonstrate engagement and consistency in the approach to skills acquisition
  • Communicate effectively in physical/verbal/written form
  • Demonstrate effective collaborative strategies
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with disciplined self-awareness consistent in a professional context
  • Develop a professional profile through selection and preparation of appropriate material

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University of Surrey

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University of Surrey

388 Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford, Surrey

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