Taught course

Screen Acting

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School · Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

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Entry requirements

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 is a highly specialised course for experienced actors who wish to undergo professional training to refine their skills in screen work.

The course focuses on exploring approaches to acting that are particularly suited to screen performance. You will have the opportunity to analyse notable theories and techniques of screen acting, and an understanding of theory will then be integrated into practice.

The technical aspects of screen acting will be introduced throughout the course, across a wide range of platforms and production contexts. You will experience industry standard ‘on-set’ conditions and will practise a high level of on-set protocol at all times. You will gain an insight and working knowledge of camera work, sound and editing.

There is a particular emphasis on self-directed learning. You will learn industry requirements and protocols specific to the filming environment.

This course will also teach you to identify and pursue opportunities for professional development and employment as a screen actor.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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