Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

MFA Acting (Taught) Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Degree level: Postgraduate Awarded by: University of the West of England, Bristol

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Course summary

This one-year Masters level course gives up to 14 International postgraduate students from outside the EU 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 European 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 EU/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.

Course details

Modules

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits: All modules are compulsory, enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests. Module Number: UATALA-40-M Module Name: The Actor’s Instrument (40 credits) Module Number: UATALB-30-M Module Name: Applied Movement and the Classical Tradition (30 credits) Module Number: UATALC-40-M Module Name: Text and Context (40 credits) Module Number: UATALD-30-M Module Name: Performance (30 credits) Module Number: UATALE-40-M Module Name: Professional Portfolio (40 credits) Optional Modules: There are no optional modules. Award: MA Professional Acting (for international students) Credit requirements: Total 180 credits from the above modules at level M.

Assessment method

Students are assessed through ongoing monitoring, analysis and feedback on their classes, workshops, rehearsal processes and performance skills and through the assimilation of the guidance and informed judgements of an extensive range of internal and external professional practitioners and potential employers. Assessment also focuses on the development of self-reliance, intellectual and emotional engagement and initiative in creating growth.


Entry requirements

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

Applicants would normally be expected to have an honours degree in a related subject area such as Drama, Acting, Theatre Studies or Performance Studies. However applicants with extensive relevant professional experience will also be considered.

If English is not your first language, you will be expected to meet the UK Visas and Immigration Agency and UWE Bristol’s minimum English Language Requirements, such as the International English Language Test (IELTS).

Applicants will be auditioned by two practitioners, at least one of which will either be a senior member of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Acting staff or a practitioner of high standing in the industry.

In addition auditions will be video recorded for final selection by senior members of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Acting staff. At audition, applicants will need to demonstrate a good standard of acting, both in terms of preparation and ability to take direction.

Applicants will be given an opportunity to ask questions about the program as part of the audition session, as well as via internet or phone contact.


English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you will be expected to meet the UK Visas and Immigration Agency and UWE Bristol’s minimum English Language Requirements, such as the International English Language Test (IELTS).


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £25,200 Whole course

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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Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
2 Downside Road
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 2XF


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