Acting at Arts Educational Schools - UCAS

Course summary

The ArtsEd MA Acting course offers rigorous and intensive vocational actor training that enables you to harness your potential as a highly skilled, creative and autonomous actor. You will be immersed in a dynamic and rigorous acting programme that is challenging and robust. Our team of experienced industry professionals will work with you to hone and develop your actor’s craft, enabling you to be prepared and resilient for the demands of the contemporary industry. Inclusive and questioning, the course gives you techniques to work with classical and contemporary texts with imagination, truth and specificity. The course is vocational and highly practical where techniques are acquired through the year in classes, workshops and performances. Both theatre and screen acting is explored. The MA in Acting enables its graduates to have an autonomous, responsive process that is alive to the world around it, flexible to the needs of the industry, and full of the actor’s imagination and creative potential. The MA course is based at studios at 2 Dukes Avenue in Chiswick, just a short walk from ArtsEd’s main building in 14 Bath Road. All MA students have full access to the resources in the main building, these include the library, canteen, and studio and rehearsal spaces. The latter are free to book outside of timetabled hours. In the final term, rehearsals for the public performances take place in the rehearsal rooms at 14 Bath Road. The performances also take place there, in the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre, our beautiful proscenium arch theatre run by our highly skilled in-house production team.


Term 1 Acting technique – Stanislavsky, Meisner, Demidov, Viewpoints, Clown, Active Analysis Rehearsal projects – Contemporary Theatre, Chekhov The Expressive Body – Embodied Action & Awareness, Physical Skills, Laban, Meyerhold, Stage Combat The Expressive Voice – Voice for the Actor, Singing for the Actor Critical Appraisal – Developing a Reflective Practice (Essay) Term 2 Acting technique – Developing character through Laban Rehearsal projects – Shakespeare, Self Created work The Expressive Body –Embodied Action & Awareness, Physical Skills, Meyerhold The Expressive Voice – Voice for the Actor, Singing for the Actor, Dialect Screen – Acting for Camera Professional Employment Skills – Professional Preparation, Business Skills Critical Appraisal – Performing Reflection (Performance) Term 3 Performance – West End Showcase, Public Performance at ArtsEd Screen – Acting for Camera Professional Employment Skills – Professional Preparation & Development Plan Critical Appraisal – Reflection (Essay)

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold an undergraduate degree (although applicants without a degree may be considered at the course director's discretion). Entry is subject to audition.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £16850* Year 1
International £16850* Year 1
England £16850* Year 1
Northern Ireland £16850* Year 1
Scotland £16850* Year 1
Wales £16850* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Audition Fee Round 1 FREE, Recall £25 (Waivers available) Acceptance Deposit: £350 UK / EU Students £2,000 Overseas Students MA Validation fee: £148.30 (one off payment to register with City, University of London
Acting at Arts Educational Schools - UCAS