Postgraduate Visit Afternoon For prospective students

Postgraduate Visit Afternoon

Thursday 27 February 2020

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School has a leading reputation for postgraduate training in acting, creative and technical theatre disciplines. Our specialist Master’s courses are all vocational in their approach and taught by industry-experienced practitioners within a supportive, friendly and inspiring learning environment. 

ⓘ This event is for prospective postgraduates. Postgraduate study is suitable for those who have already completed an undergraduate degree or have substantial professional experience. For further information, please see the relevant course finder pages.

Scenic Artists working on floor for The Snow Queen

Postgraduate Visit Afternoons

Our postgraduate afternoons are designed to allow you to find out more about our courses and to see for yourself how the Theatre School operates. Our visit afternoon on Thursday 27 February is intended for students interested in the following courses:

MA Drama Directing*
MA Drama Writing
MA Scenic Art
MA Theatre Design*
MA Theatre Production Management
MFA Professional Voice Studies

Student directing Earthquakes in London rehearsals Acting

The Theatre School operates as a producing-house theatre; each term our students collaborate across courses to stage shows for the public in some of Bristol’s most prominent theatre venues. As well as meeting with staff and current students, you’ll have the opportunity on our visit afternoon to see one of our shows for yourself.

* Please note that due to course restructuring and re-validation, the next entry date for these courses is September 2021. Applications will open later in 2020. Information presented at the time of the open day remains subject to academic approval.

† MFA Voice is accepting applications for September 2020 entry. However, due to re-validation, information presented at the time of the open day remains subject to academic approval.

Students relaxing in Queen Square park

Visit Afternoon Schedule

12:00 noon An introduction to postgraduate training at BOVTS
12:30 pm Lunch (buffet, provided) with current BOVTS postgraduates
13:00 pm Subject-specific time with teaching staff
14:00 pm Taxis/travel to Bristol Old Vic theatre
15:00 pm The Laramie Project at Bristol Old Vic’s Weston Studio

Please note that this schedule is subject to change and will differ for some subjects.

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    Graduate Sahir Mehta
    As soon as I visited the School, I fell in love with the place. Perhaps it sounds a bit irrational, but sometimes you get a vibe - and you just know! BOVTS gave me all the tools I needed to prepare for a career as an actor. Sahir Mehta, MA Professional Acting, 2018