Academy of Live and Recorded Arts

Professional Acting (Taught) Academy of Live and Recorded Arts Degree level: Postgraduate Awarded by: St Mary’s University, Twickenham


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Course summary

Following 3 taught terms, where the focus is firmly on the core areas of acting, voice and movement, students spend a further 2 terms applying their developing techniques to live and recorded performances; working on 2 theatre productions, a short film, a West End Showcase and a short performance piece created by the student.

Course details


Course content: Acting and performance studies (classes in acting technique, acting for camera, acting for radio, improvisation); scene study (Shakespeare, Chekov, Ibsen, Greek tragedy, and contemporary writers); voice studies (classes in voicing text, technical voice, articulation and RP, choral); movement studies (core and alignment, creative movement stage craft and characterisation, period dance and movement, combat); contextual studies (approach to text, character research, research methodologies musicianship, professional practice, practical research project).

Entry requirements

Audition; degree or equivalent qualification; applicants aged 21 or over with an exceptional level of practical ability may also be considered; applicants must be at least 18 years old at the start of the course, although there is no upper age limit; candidates for whom English is not a 1st language are required to demonstrate a level of fluency appropriate to professional acting training. A level 6.5 in the IELTS is required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £3,020 Year 1
England £3,020 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3,020 Year 1
Scotland £3,020 Year 1
Wales £3,020 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Academy of Live and Recorded Arts
Studio One
The Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, John Archer Way
SW18 3SX

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020 8870 6475