Entry requirements

Entry by audition. Students must hold a bachelor’s degree (first or 2:1) in a relevant field, as well as significant previous engagement with drama, theatre and performance.

Alternatively, entrants may have a Post-18 FE/HE level professional training at an accredited drama school or conservatoire, or five years of professional experience in the performance industry may be considered.

In exceptional cases, where ability and background clearly show that an applicant is able to complete the course, other qualification profiles may be accepted. Variations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Our new and innovative MFA Acting builds on the success of GSA’s current postgraduate programme by extending the high-quality, intensive training currently offered on our one year MA Acting programme. The MFA Acting programme is highly selective and intensive: students train for four semesters over two years, taking classes in acting, voice, movement and professional development, exploring a wide range of theatre traditions and performance styles in rehearsal projects and public productions.

This unique programme is delivered by expert teachers with extensive first-hand experience in the professional theatre sector in both the UK and the US.

Our beautiful campus boasts strong transport links to London, meaning our students can easily benefit from GSA’s proximity to the heart of UK theatre; London’s West End. This means our students not only receive world-class training, but are also heavily exposed to London theatre, cultural activities and highly beneficial industry networks.

The course is subject to validation- please check our website before applying

Information for international students

ELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent)

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details