Guildhall School of Music and Drama Guildford

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama Guildford

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Guildford


Delivering world-class conservatoire training and research within a top university environment.

Guildford School of Acting at the University of Surrey is one of the most highly regarded theatre schools in the UK with a vibrant community of performers, performance makers, creative practitioners and technicians graduating from our wide variety of programmes each year.

Building on a heritage of over 80 years and our reputation as arguably the leading musical theatre school in the world, we are passionate about helping our students to develop the practical, inter-personal and intellectual skills needed to make them employable in today’s highly competitive and ever-evolving creative industry.

As part of GSA you will be inspired by industry-leading professionals, world-leading academics and the energy, commitment and courage of your peers from multiple disciplines. This collaborative approach and our strong sense of community ensures that your talents as an individual are continuously nurtured, challenged and developed to a professional standard within a supportive environment.

I really felt like GSA wanted to prepare me as much possible for the industry. Everything seemed to walk hand in hand with each other; what I learned in one group singing class I could easily apply to my Shakespearian methodology.

NED PORTEOUS, BA (Hons) Acting

Our undergraduate drama and dance programmes are ranked second in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2017 and top ten in the Complete University Guide 2017. Find out more about GSA and the undergraduate programmes on offer by registering for a University of Surrey Open Day.

  • BA (Hons) Acting
  • BA (Hons) Actor Musician
  • BA (Hons) Dance
  • BA (Hons) Musical Theatre
  • BA (Hons) Theatre (Conversion course by distance learning)
  • BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance
  • BA (Hons) Theatre Production

I chose GSA because of its equal emphasis on all three disciplines. I felt that GSA has the most well rounded MA course and does not try to pigeon hole you into a particular discipline. Many schools are known to excel in one or two disciplines, I believe that GSA excels in all three.

CLETUS CHAN, MA Musical Theatre

  •  MA Acting
  • MA Creative Practices and Direction
  • MA Musical Theatre
  • MFA Acting
  • MFA Musical Theatre