MA Acting is an innovative programme for early and mid-career actors culminating in Solo Showcase supported by Theatre Royal Plymouth. Develop your digital promotion strategy and profile, enhance your creative and professional networks and hone your craft with expert professionals in award-winning facilities.

Key features

  • Solo Showcase performance supported by Theatre Royal Plymouth.
  • Continue to work professionally alongside your studies: 154 placements this year for directors, producers, practitioners and performers including with paid placements with Jermyn Street Theatre (West End), Kneehigh and at Theatre Royal Plymouth.
  • Train and study your craft with leading researchers and practitioners.
  • World class, award-winning and fully accessible studios and theatre spaces.

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time, part-time route available

Module Details:

Core modules

  • Dramaturgy for Actors (MACT702)
  • Actor’s Digital Profile (MACT704)
  • Solo Showcase (MACT705)
  • Philosophies of Training (MAPT703)
  • Advanced Acting Workshop (MACT706)

Programme Funding

From scholarships and loans, to grants from charitable trusts, you can fund your postgraduate study at Plymouth in a number of ways.


For fees and funding options, please visit website to find out more 

Entry Requirements

Our audition process is inclusive and accessible, and completely free. Applicants should submit a ‘showreel’ (all common media file formats are acceptable) comprising footage of two pre-selected audition pieces (max. 3 minutes each) and a personal statement (max 2 minutes). Up to 10 minutes additional showreel material can be included professional projects.

Applicants will normally hold a 2:1 degree or above from a UK university, or equivalent professional experience. Candidates without a first degree will have to demonstrate evidence of a sustained engagement in relevant professional practice. Applicants need not necessarily hold an undergraduate degree in a theatre-related subject in order to apply.

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