Taught course

Screen Acting

University of Salford · Salford School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2.1 or above), with experience in acting and performing.

If you have a 2:2 or your degree is not aligned to acting or performance, we would want to see a portfolio / showreel or links to examples of your acting roles.

Suitably qualified candidates will be invited to an interview, before a decision is made about their application. When you attend for interview you must bring with you a 300-500 word piece of critical writing on an area of media or performance that interests you.

You will also be asked to prepare a 3 to 4-minute audition monologue. This should be taken from a published script and should fit your casting in the area of screen performance, taking into consideration playing age.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed for actors who want to refine and advance their skills in the area of performance before the camera. You will develop your screen acting technique across a range of styles, including film, television and digital platforms.

You will learn how to be a professional and accomplished performer in studio and on location, as well as learning about voicing animation and computer video games. In addition, you will have opportunity to interact with motion-capture technology and computer-generated imagery to create exciting cutting-edge screen performances.

Uniquely, this programme offers you the opportunity to acquire the technical production skills needed to create a high-quality self-tape, short digital film and acting showreel. This will give you the ability to create your own showcase of your acting talents on digital media.

Located in our purpose-built Arts facility, New Adelphi, this programme gives you access to professional standard TV studios and equipment. It provides numerous opportunities to network with industry professionals in seminars, masterclasses, tuition and industry-aligned projects, as well as providing a graduating showcase, where agents and casting directors will be invited to watch your performances.

There will be plentiful opportunities to get involved with industry projects and apply for work experience within the media industry.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

University of Salford
+44(0)161 295 4545