MA Acting (open to International Students) An intensive four term international course.


MA Acting (open to International Students)

Key Information
  • Award

    Acting International MA

  • UCAS Code


  • Duration

    1 year – 40 weeks (full-time)

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Course Overview

This one-year Masters level course gives up to 14 International postgraduate students from outside the EU the opportunity to study in Bristol on an intensive forty week conservatoire course.

Course summary document can be found here – MA Professional Acting Course Key Facts

There is a strong emphasis on developing the actor’s voice and body and a commitment to building performance through close text work

As well as working on the core actor skills, there is a focus on the classical British and European repertoire, with close attention given to a practical exploration of Shakespearean text in performance.

In their final term international students are directed in a fully-mounted production, supported by professional design, stage management and costume students or practitioners.

The main thrust of the course is to equip students with a range of techniques appropriate to the varied acting demands made within the current performance industry, including those appropriate to the recorded media and offer training which will provide graduates with the skills to work at a high professional standard in their country of origin


  • “The tutors are so passionate and supportive.
    It’s more of a family than a school.”

  • “The intensity and quality of the course means that you will get more from a year’s training than you would think possible.”

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice