University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

This course lasts 45 weeks over 12 months and is structured as units (class'based to begin with, but increasingly project'geared over time). This course is intensive and students will be expected to commit 40 hours per week to classes, rehearsals and shoots, and to their own independent preparation and learning. Students expect a focused experience with a high level of autonomous learning. The course's practical elements contribute to the intensity of the experience, sharpening student's professional ability to deliver on time, on budget and at an appropriate level. The course collaborates closely with MA Screen: Acting to give a broader understanding of the needs of the actor. The early part of the course engages with the discipline of acting. Traditionally, screen director training fails to address the challenges of working with performers. The course's directing pathway confronts that challenge while developing the student's individual approach and creative voice. The pathway features a programme of acting skills, an extended programme of directing skills, two filmed drama projects, a devised project, and an extended programme of professional preparation. The course culminates in a series of short film projects produced in collaboration with the student actors. Projects are screened for an invited industry audience that includes agents and casting directors.

Course Additional Entry

Degree or a level 3 diploma from a recognised professional drama or dance school (e.g. a member of Drama UK or The Council for Dance Education and Training); an Honours degree in a discipline outside performance plus demonstrable performance'related experience, either professionally or within an amateur or student context; or at least 3 years' professional experience as performer or director. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in any one paper, or equivalent. Applicants who have booked a test or are awaiting results, should clearly indicate this on their application form.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £18,000  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £14,900  Whole course. First year home fees