Actor Training and Coaching MA

Course Introduction

About the course

Together with the MA/MFA Voice Studies and the MA/MFA Movement: Directing and Teaching courses, Actor Training and Coaching is one of Central?s postgraduate degrees that exposes you to high-level training practice.

The course does not train actors, but develops a practical understanding of what it is to act, enabling you to work as an actor trainer, coach, theatre practitioner and a director of actors.

Create approaches through research and practice in training methodologies and through specialist teaching

Learn pedagogical tools for coaching and teaching actors

Benefit from wide-reaching placement opportunities.

Placements

In the MA and the MFA first year, there is the opportunity for you to undertake a teaching/assistant directing/coaching placement, as well as placements to engage with different acting and production contexts with the duration ranging from eight hours to three months.

Placements are a vital part of the course and will enable you to develop experience and hone skills as a pedagogue/practitioner. If you are pursuing the part-time pathway, you will undertake placements in the second year of your course.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment during the first three terms of both courses is through written work, presentation and teaching practice. In the MA fourth term (part-time second year) you will work towards a final dissertation or portfolio. In the MFA second year, assessment is by means of an extended dissertation or portfolio (inclusive of case studies, reflective documentation and plans of work) manifesting responses to attachment/s and practice.

Start Date

2020-OCT-05, 2021-JAN-18, 2021-APR-26, 2021-JUL-05. 2020-OCT-05, 2021-JAN-18, 2021-APR-26, 2021-JUL-05.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,395 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £19,033 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,395 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £5,218 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,567 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £5,218 European Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: You will normally have a degree or an equivalent qualification in a subject that includes an element of theatre or performance practice; or have a degree and can provide evidence of previous training and experience with performance disciplines; or have a strong acting or actor training background and at least two years? professional experience in the acting industry. An offer will normally only be made after audition and interview.
  • International entry requirements: You will normally have a degree or an equivalent qualification in a subject that includes an element of theatre or performance practice; or have a degree and can provide evidence of previous training and experience with performance disciplines; or have a strong acting or actor training background and at least two years? professional experience in the acting industry. An offer will normally only be made after audition and interview. Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to prove their English language proficiency by gaining an overall score of 7.0 in an IELTS test. We do accept equivalent English language qualifications. Applicants are advised to gain this certification as early as possible. TOEFL - Internet Based Test with an overall score of at least 80, with a writing score of at least 20 and no other section lower than 15.