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Guildford School of Acting (GSA) is arguably the foremost musical theatre school in the world and our new two-year MFA programme in Musical Theatre provides students the very best conservatoire-style training within a top UK university environment.
Building on the international reputation of our BA and MA Musical Theatre programmes this terminal degree in performance is unique in the market and the perfect platform for those looking to launch their professional career.
Offering world-class teaching and impressive industry links from one of the UK’s leading conservatoires MFA students will learn to employ a broad range of musical theatre knowledge and skills whilst delivering outstanding performances in a range of productions.
The programme also provides a working knowledge of historical, critical and theoretical content and the creation of a performance that will be presented to agents and professionals for maximum industry exposure.
As a student on the MFA programme you will also have the opportunity to participate in a professional placement production, giving you invaluable experience of the UK Musical Theatre industry.
An impressively high percentage of GSA alumni appear in the cast lists of West End shows and National tours and last year, over 95 per cent of GSA graduates gained professional representation or professional contracts within the first year of graduation.
This programme is studied full-time over four consecutive semesters and two academic years.
Example module listing
The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
Our MFA in Musical Theatre will provide graduates with:
The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, skills, qualities and other attributes in the following areas:
Knowledge and understanding
Intellectual / cognitive skills
Professional practical skills
Key / transferable skills
We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.
In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.
Learn more about opportunities that might be available for this particular programme by using our student exchanges search tool.
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Please note these fees are for the academic year 2017/2018 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.