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MA Acting for Stage, Screen & Radio

Course Description

RWCMD enjoys a very good reputation within the acting profession. Through collaborations with professional organisations, visiting directors, actors and casting agents, we provide our students with experience of real working conditions and enable them to make vital contacts within the industry.

Course Overview

- One year full time programme running from September until the end of July of the following year
- Practical studio and rehearsal-based training in professional working conditions
- Small class sizes
- Established teaching team made up of experienced theatre professionals
- Regular opportunities to work with visiting actors and directors
- Core acting skills workshops exploring approaches to working with texts, building a character, improvisation and performing Shakespeare
- Vocal skills classes focusing on effective physical techniques for performance as well as vocal physiology, dialect and accents
- Specialist classes in singing technique, repertoire and musical theatre performance
- Movement skills classes including Alexander Technique and stage combat
- Training in the specialist techniques and requirements of acting for screen
- Roles in public performances selected from a wide and challenging repertoire
- Practical workshops to prepare students for professional auditions for theatre and TV
- Mentoring and support in the initiation, production and performance of an original piece of work
- London Performance Week: http://blog.rwcmd.ac.uk/2014/04/01/5-good-reasons-to-catch-the-new-season/
- Showcase presentations to an invited audience of agents, casting directors and potential employers in Cardiff and London

To apply for entry to the MA Acting for Stage, Screen & Radio programme in September 2015, you will need to use the UCAS Conservatoires at http://www.ucas.com/conservatoires

Visit the MA Acting for Stage, Screen & Radio page on the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Selection is made on the basis of an audition process. Minimum entry requirements may include a degree or equivalent qualification although the college is able to consider applications from people without formal qualifications if they have an exceptional level of ability and a good understanding of the acting profession. Candidates for whom English is not a first language are required to demonstrate a level of fluency appropriate to professional acting training.

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