Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Course Introduction

Formalised, and systematic actor movement education that coincides with the emergence of a widespread social interest in all aspects of physicality, and the body; emphasis on Laban's movement philosophy, and Lecoq's spatial, and physical techniques; study the work of movement practitioners, such as, Feldenkreis, Bogart, Roth, Suzuki, Alexander, Pisk, Humphries, Barba, and Grotowski; demonstrate, and communicate an informed understanding of actor movement; teach, and direct actor movement, and its allied subjects; undertake further independent research, and self'development in the field; and reflect analytically.

Course Modules

Bodies in movement (20 credits); pedagogies (movement) (20 credits); performing research (20 credits); movement direction (20 credits); practices (movement and placement) (40 credits); sustained independent project (60 credits).

Course Additional Entry

Applicants normally have a degree or equivalent in a subject that includes an element of movement or dance. Graduates of other disciplines will be considered if they can provide evidence of previous training and experience in movement or dance. Applicants with a strong movement background and professional experience of working with movement for at least 2 years, can be considered for non'standard entry. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0. An offer will normally only be made after interview.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £16,081  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £8,425  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £8,844  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,634  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Full Time
MFA