Published: 18 March 2022

A week in the life of an MA Acting student

From rehearsals to movement classes, discover what a typical week looks like as an MA Acting student at our Guildford School of Acting.

What you'll learn

You’ll receive practical actor training focusing on technical skills in acting, voice and movement. These support a range of rehearsal projects, screen acting projects and public performances. You’ll also take professional development workshops and classes in audition technique.

Your performance opportunities will include a devised project, a final public production led by a production team of industry professionals, and a showcase.

The skills classes at GSA are fantastic for advancing our skills in screen acting, movement, voice, and fundamental acting techniques. We also work on longer projects such as Shakespeare and contemporary plays, as well as a short film project. GSA trains us through many different mediums, providing brilliant preparation for the industry. I've loved my course and would really recommend applying! Georgie Murphy, MA Acting
Georgie Murphy

A typical week during your MA

During your postgraduate studies for MA Acting, contact hours will vary across modules:


Screen Acting


Rehearsal Project - Shakespeare or 20th Century Play

Acting Fundamentals e.g. Chekhov or Stanislavsky 


Rehearsal Project - Shakespeare or 20th Century Play


Movement Classes - Laban

Voice Classes - Applied and Practical Voice



Movement Classes - Lecoq

Acting Fundamentals e.g. Chekov or Stanislavsky

Ensemble Singing


Find out more about our postgraduate courses on offer within Guildford School of Acting.


The timetable above is based on the typical week of an MA Acting student. The timetable and modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication and may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

Given the changing nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, our hybrid learning model is under continuous review. See the latest information on all changes.

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