Taught course

Professional Acting

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School · Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

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Entry requirements

Please note: this course is only open to those who are NOT ordinarily resident in the UK. This course is ONLY open for international applications, which will include EU students from 2021 entry. Permanent Irish residents applying for 2021 entry will be classed as ‘home’ student status as a result of the Common Travel Area agreement and are therefore not eligible for this course.

Applicants would normally be expected to have an honours degree in a related subject area such as Drama, Acting, Theatre Studies or Performance Studies. However applicants with extensive relevant professional experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This one-year MFA level course (in the UK the terms course and program are used interchangeably) gives up to 14 International postgraduate students from outside the UK the opportunity to study in Bristol on an intensive forty-week conservatoire course.

There is a strong emphasis on developing the actor’s voice and body and a commitment to building performance through close text work

The MFA in Professional Acting is a rigorous actor training course available to students from outside the UK who are seeking graduate-level study at a world-class school.

While the majority of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School acting courses are reserved for UK residents only, this course offers that same world-class conservatoire training to fourteen students carefully selected from North America and around the world.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MFA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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