Guildhall School of Music and Drama Ma Acting

By | 9th June 2017

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama Ma Acting

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Ma Acting

MA in Acting

This is a three-year full-time programme designed for students who hold a university degree and wish to have a full professional training in acting. The MA students work in the same classes, rehearsals and performances as the students on the three-year BA in Acting with additional tutorials in support of achieving the Masters level outcomes.

Entrance is by audition. At the point of audition, no distinction is made between applicants to the BA and the MA.

MA students have the same practical training as the BA students. If you study on this programme, you will take additional modules to develop your critical and reflective skills. You will also be required to achieve more demanding learning outcomes and a higher standard overall.

Summary of MA Programme

Year 1

Acting Studies, Voice and Speech Studies, Movement Studies, Rehearsal Projects

These modules form the core of the craft training and are taken at undergraduate level, working alongside the BA students, with a higher pass mark than for undergraduates. Please see the summary of the BA Programme for indicative details.

Acting Research

This module, looking at the actor’s approach to play texts and historical background, is taken at Master’s level, working alongside the BA students but with more demanding learning outcomes. Please see the summary of the BA Programme for indicative details.

Personal Development Plan

This module, where the student evaluates their own journey and goals, is taken at Master’s level.

Critical Evaluation

This module, where the student reflects critically on aspects of the training and the wider context of theatre practice, is taken at Master’s level.

Year 2

Acting Studies; Voice and Speech Studies; Movement Studies

These modules extend the craft training and are taken at undergraduate level, working alongside the BA students, with a higher pass mark than for undergraduates. Please see the summary of the BA Programme for indicative details.

Rehearsal Projects

This module is taken at Master’s level, working alongside the BA students, with more demanding learning outcomes. Please see the summary of the BA Programme for indicative details.

Workshop

In this module, taken at Master’s level, graduate students create a presentation which draws on workshops attended at the end of Year 2.

Year 3

Productions and casting

This module, consisting of rehearsal and performance of public productions, forms the bulk of the work in Year 3. It is taken at Master’s level, working alongside undergraduates, with more demanding learning outcomes. Please see the summary of the BA Programme for indicative details.

Personal Development Plan

This module, where the student creates their career plan, including research into the acting profession, is taken at Master’s level.

Further information from: drama@gsmd.ac.uk