Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Course Introduction

This 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. You will develop advanced interpersonal, facilitation, coaching and pedagogy skills. These include: how to research, plan and deliver courses; obtaining knowledge of a wide range of acting methodologies and practices - as well as some movement and voice - in the education and support of actors; research skills, both as an individual and through group research; presentation skills and an ability to plan, conduct and critically reflect on your own practice as an actor trainer/practitioner. 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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,034 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,034 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £18,301 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £5,017 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £5,017 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,161 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students 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.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an overall score of 7.0 in an IELTS test.