MA — 2024 entry Acting

GSA’s MA Acting course focuses on practical actor training, provided through a series of project workshops and rehearsals supported by extensive classes in relevant technical skills; encouraging resourcefulness, resilience and sustainable practice in students.

UK students: you can apply by 1 September 2024.

Key course information

Typical offer
2:2 minimum
Start date
September 2024
1 year
UK fees
Overseas fees
Stag Hill

Why choose
this course?

  • You will be taught and advised by leading West End directors, casting agents, experienced professionals and leading academics, giving you a unique and comprehensive support network and knowledge base.
  • You will be provided an ensemble training for the development of performance, communication and team skills relevant to the acting profession.
  • You will have opportunities to showcase your skills via public productions and industry showcases, and be inspired to produce original creative work as actors to an advanced level.
  • We keep our cohorts small to ensure you get personal attention and contact from our expert teachers, who have extensive first-hand experience in professional theatre in the UK and internationally.
  • Upon completion of this course, you will have an advanced knowledge of context, style and genre in the practice of acting, with a coherent personal approach to acting techniques.
  • GSA facilities rank amongst some of the best professional training facilities in the UK conservatoire sector. As part of the University of Surrey, our students also have full access to the university's facilities, offering you world-class conservatoire training in a top university environment. Truly the best of both worlds!
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Fantastic graduate prospects

94% of our GSA postgraduate students go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2024, HESA)

Top 10

Surrey is ranked 9th in the UK for overall satisfaction (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2023)

Top 20 in UK

Surrey is ranked in the top 20 for the quality of our research outputs (Research Excellence Framework 2021)


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