Guildhall School of Music & Drama: Acting

InstitutionGuildhall School of Music & Drama
Department Drama
Study type Taught


This programme is designed for students who hold a university degree and wish to have a full professional training in acting.

The first two years are training years. During this period you will concentrate on acquiring the skills you need as professional actors. The time is divided between classwork and rehearsal projects. Both classwork and rehearsal projects focus on developing and integrating four main areas of study: acting, voice, movement and playtexts.

By the third year, you will be technically proficient vocally and physically. You will have developed your own working processes. Most of your time will be spent rehearsing and performing to the public and to potential employers. You will work on around five productions, playing a wide variety of roles in plays of varying styles, working with several different directors. You will also be offered the opportunity to write and perform a Solo Performance.

There are also sessions to prepare you for the acting profession, as well as audition showcases regularly attended by agents, theatre and casting directors.

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.

Master of Arts - MA (PG)

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