What will I learn?

About the course

Together with the MA/MFA Voice Studies and the MA/MFA Movement: Directing and Teaching courses, Actor Training and Coaching is one of Central’s postgraduate degrees that exposes you to high-level training practice.

The course does not train actors, but develops a practical understanding of what it is to act, enabling you to work as an actor trainer, coach, theatre practitioner and a director of actors.

Create approaches through research and practice in training methodologies and through specialist teaching
Learn pedagogical tools for coaching and teaching actors
Benefit from wide-reaching placement opportunities.

Placements

In the MA and the MFA first year, there is the opportunity for you to undertake a teaching/assistant directing/coaching placement, as well as placements to engage with different acting and production contexts with the duration ranging from eight hours to three months.

Placements are a vital part of the course and will enable you to develop experience and hone skills as a pedagogue/practitioner. If you are pursuing the part-time pathway, you will undertake placements in the second year of your course.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment during the first three terms of both courses is through written work, presentation and teaching practice. In the MA fourth term (part-time second year) you will work towards a final dissertation or portfolio. In the MFA second year, assessment is by means of an extended dissertation or portfolio (inclusive of case studies, reflective documentation and plans of work) manifesting responses to attachment/s and practice.

Which department am I in?

Central School of Speech and Drama

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£19,604.00 (US$ 26,571) per year
ELQ Fee: £19604. Students holding a Masters (or higher) would be liable for the ELQ fees.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected January, October 2022

Venue

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Embassy Theatre,

Eton Avenue,

Camden,

NW3 3HY, England

Entry requirements

For international students

You will normally have a degree or an equivalent qualification in a subject that includes an element of theatre or performance practice; or have a degree and can provide evidence of previous training and experience with performance disciplines; or have a strong acting or actor training background and at least two years’ professional experience in the acting industry. An offer will normally only be made after audition and interview.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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