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Full time September MA 1 year, full-time

About the course

Designed primarily for students with previous experience and/or training, the MA Acting - Contemporary masters programme at Central is a creatively, physically and intellectually demanding, advanced level, conservatoire acting programme specialising in Contemporary plays.

  • Perform in two fully-realised public productions and an industry showcase 
  • Hone the individual technical craft of the actor, and release your collaborative and imaginative creativity within a small ensemble company (typically 14-16 students)
  • Take part in practical group classes in acting, movement and voice, undertaking separate stage combat training
  • Follow the basic structure of ‘intensives’ and ‘studios’ with classes examining particular theatrical forms combined with physical and vocal training, and individual

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally have either undertaken conservatoire training, have professional acting experience or have a degree in the broad field of performance and drama studies. Students from other disciplines may be considered if you have sufficient experience of theatre. An offer will normally only be made after audition and interview, and you may also be required to take part in a short practical workshop and/or submit a short piece of written work.

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Student Profile(s)

Enyi Okoronkwo, Graduated 2014, credits include Wonderland at the National Theatre and Junkyard, a new musical at Bristol Old Vic.

I was aware that it would be a jump coming from the BA (Hons) Drama at Queen Mary to the MA Acting at Central, but throughout I have found that the intensity of this course – being taught by industry professionals, and being given unique opportunities and constant support, including 1:1 voice and movement tutorials – has given me incomparable training.

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