About this program
Our new and innovative Acting MFA trains future generations of internationally renowned performers and teachers.
Delivered by Guildford School of Acting (GSA), one of the most highly regarded theatre schools in the UK, this course will provide you with acclaimed actor training alongside a sterling reputation and excellent industry links.
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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.
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If you do not currently meet the level required for your program, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
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- Rehearsal Project 1: Shakespeare
- Industry Practice and Performance
- Rehearsal Project 2: Twentieth Century Play
- The Integrated Body
- The Working Actor
- Performance 2
- Advanced Professional Practice
- New Work for Stage and Screen
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.
What you will study
Our innovative Acting MFA builds on the success of GSA's current postgraduate course by extending the intensive training currently offered on our one-year Acting MA.
Our Acting MFA is highly selective and intensive. You'll train over two years, taking classes in acting for stage and screen, voice, movement and professional development, exploring a wide range of theatre traditions and performance styles in rehearsal projects and public productions. The second year of the program includes mentored opportunities for students to develop their own teaching practice and creative work.
This unique course is led by expert teachers with extensive first-hand experience in the professional theatre sector in both the UK and internationally.
Our campus boasts great transport links to London, so you'll benefit from GSA's close proximity to the heart of UK theatre in London's West End.
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. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.
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