Guildhall School of Music and Drama Ma Training Actors

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama Ma Training Actors

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Ma Training Actors

MA in Training Actors (Voice) or (Movement)

Introduction to the programme

  • 2 years, full-time
  • 7 applicants / 4 places* (two Voice, two Movement)

*approximate figures taken from 2014/15

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This two-year full-time programme is aimed at graduates who are committed to training actors and exploring and exploring the art of acting.

The course is led by specialist leading practitioners in association with professional theatre companies and leading drama schools. Students specialise in either Voice or Movement throughout the course and follow an integrated programme with emphasis on their chosen discipline.

The programme content draws on a long tradition of actor-training in the UK and abroad. The programme maintains a very small cohort of students (a maximum of four: two for Voice and two for Movement) in order that each student is able to develop their knowledge and skills under close guidance. Students enjoy close links with the BA and MA Acting programme and with the professional theatre.

At the core of the programme is intensive observation of actors in training, supported by seminars and tutorials. In addition, students undertake a practice-based research project and participate in a placement in a major theatre company, drama school or other appropriate organisation.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants normally hold a Diploma or Degree from either a recognised UK drama school or from an overseas conservatoire of equal standing, together with relevant experience. Applications are also encouraged from candidates with commensurate qualifications and experience. Candidates who are not native speakers of English must demonstrate a high level of fluency. Candidates who do not have recent academic experience are also required to provide evidence of their ability to complete a Master’s programme successfully.

Year 1

Total credit value: 120

From September to July students study full-time across three 12-week terms.