Screen - Acting

University of the Arts London (UAL)

12 months
21840 GBP/year
16800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA Screen - Acting course at the University of the Arts London (UAL) specialises in giving the actor a rigorous and intense conservatoire training focused on delivering performance for the screen.


The MA Screen - Acting at University of the Arts London (UAL)  prepares you for work in film and television and related fields by bringing together the key artistic knowledge and skills that are needed to give a truthful and exciting performance on screen. This course is delivered in close collaboration with MA Screen - Directing.

Whether on film or television or other recorded media such radio. The student will be involved in many filmed projects including a final short film professionally produced as well as professionally shot show reel material. The course also gives the student a full programme of professional preparation with current industry professionals, including casting directors, agents, producers.

At the heart of the postgraduate course is the growth of individual creativity, achieved through constant opportunities for working on camera-based projects with colleagues from other pathways. Course components include acting skills and practice, the creation and production of filmed dramas (shot in the studio and on location), and in-depth preparation for the profession (including interview and audition techniques).


The training equips you to work in drama realised on film, television and radio. Some MA Screen - Acting graduates have gone on to work on the stage. An impressive list of performers and a number of world-famous directors have emerged from courses at Drama Centre London.

Programme Structure

Distinctive features of MA Screen - Acting are:

  • An intense conservatoire approach to training for the screen
  • A performance-led approach to film
  • A company operating model
  • The acquisition of a deep understanding of the processes leading to the creation of the films.
  • A professional learning model that prepares you for direct entry into the world of work
  • A focus on creative solutions to the technical aspects of production
  • Concentration on professional preparation with industry professionals.


Assessment is practical, based on performance and class work. There is no formal written examination, though you will be expected to carry out and present extensive research, as well as deliver practice-informed reflective journal summaries.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Entry requirements

  • An honours degree in acting, drama, directing, theatre studies, dance, or a relevant art and design discipline OR
  • A Level 3 Diploma from a recognised professional drama or dance school OR
  • An equivalent EU / international qualification.

Personal statement

Your personal statement should give us information about yourself and why you want to join the course (between 300-500 words) and should include:

  • Details of your particular subject interests
  • Relevant experience or abilities
  • What you wish to achieve on the course
  • Your career aspirations.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21840 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21840 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    16800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Screen - Acting
University of the Arts London (UAL)