MA — 2024 entry Theatre

Ideal for those in full-time employment or commitments, our distance learning Theatre MA from the Guildford School of Acting (GSA) allows you to study at your own pace and provides a gateway to an exciting future without the need for regular attendance on campus.

Key course information

Typical offer
2:2 miniumum
Start date
September 2024
2 years
UK fees
Overseas fees
Stag Hill

Why choose
this course?

  • You’ll have unlimited access to our virtual learning environment where you’ll be supported by highly experienced and passionate tutors.
  • You will interconnect with a geographically diverse cohort of students to develop your skillsets with minimal disruption to your ability to sustain family and/or career responsibilities, simultaneously developing resourcefulness and resilience.
  • We will enhance your skills by taking you deeper into the fascinating history of theatre from both a practical and critical perspective, futher providing you with a rigorous critical understanding of theatre.
  • 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.
  • Upon graduation, you will be able to contribute more creatively and intelligently to your chosen field as a result of a developed contextual, analytical and critical awareness with an ability to apply that awareness to a variety of texts and/or contexts, thereby enhancing employment and career opportunities.
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Fantastic graduate prospects

97% of our GSA postgraduate students go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA)

Top 10 in UK

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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