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Course summary

This full time MA Screen Acting degree gives you professional training in acting for a range of screen based industries with a focus on story craft and character development. This course mirrors the industry and emphasises working with ‘real-world’ briefs, meeting deadlines and performing in a professional environment. You will study at our new Digital Technology Park and use state of the art equipment. You will engage with traditional acting and devising classes as you explore screen based narratives and the demands of numerous forms of screen acting. You will analyse and reflect on your own work to help you develop as you train. Using traditional visceral acting methodology, you will have access to facilities to develop specific work in contemporary film environments. You will be encouraged to devise and produce your own work and have opportunities to act in film production projects in the department. During the final six months of the programme you will create and produce your major research project. The project is mentored through staged draft submissions of example film performance, or a single large-scale specialist production supported by critical reflective analysis. Alternatively, you could choose to submit a a significant and appropriate dissertation piece.


You will study a selection of core and optional modules in each year. Each module is worth a number of credits and is delivered differently depending on its content and focus of study. Some of the modules you will study include: Research and the Industry Screen Acting Performance Projects Analysis, Practice and Technique Specialist Craft Skills Specialist Project or Research Project This list is indicative and subject to change.

Assessment method

You will learn through small classes and from working with industry professionals. You will take part in lectures, research, analysis and skills development classes to enhance your specialist theoretical understanding and practical skills.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 in a related undergraduate programme Professional experience with a 2:1/2:2 degree Extensive professional career 2:2 with portfolio of previous work for internal candidates

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With no element lower than 5.5
PTE Academic58

For more detail about our English language requirements, including details of the University's Summer Pre-Sessional English language courses, see our website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9450 Year 1
EU £15460 Year 1
England £9450 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9450 Year 1
Scotland £9450 Year 1
Wales £9450 Year 1
Channel Islands £9450 Year 1
International £15460 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Screen Acting at University of Chichester - UCAS