Bristol Old Vic Theatre School: MFA Acting

InstitutionBristol Old Vic Theatre School
Department Acting
Telephone 0117 9809252
Study type Taught


This one-year Masters level course gives up to 14 International postgraduate students from outside the UK the opportunity to study in Bristol on an intensive forty week conservatoire course.

The MFA in Professional Acting is a rigorous actor training programme available to those seeking graduate level study at a world class school.

While the majority of Bristol Old Vic acting programmes are reserved for UK and Irish residents only, this programme offers that same world class conservatoire training to fourteen students carefully selected from North America and around the world.

The programme emphasises the continued development of the actor's voice, body and creative process, along with a commitment to building performance through a dynamic relationship with text and language. There is substantial focus on the classical British and European repertoire, with close attention given to a practical exploration of Shakespearean text in performance.

The Programme is desinged to prepare students for the varied acting demands made within the current performance industry, including those appropriate to the recorded media. In their final term. MFA Acting students undertake a fully-mounted production, supported by professional design, stage management and costume students or practitioners.

This programme's structure is designed to maximise the training opportunity for this select group of Masters students, whiles recognising the unique financial and personal demands associated with studying abroad. With this in mind, the course is taught through an extremely full and intensive one year structure, utilising extended term times and abbreviated breaks between terms.

Please note: this course is only open to those who are NOT ordinarily resident in the UK. This course is ONLY open for international applications.

Please note: All applicants must be aged 18 or over at the start of the course.

Applications - further details

We will only accept one application per applicant, per year.

We will not accept applications if you have previously applied in four or more consecutive years.

Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG)

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