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 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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MFA - Master of Fine Art £9,034 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MFA - Master of Fine Art £9,034 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MFA - Master of Fine Art £18,301 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.