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.
Please note that this course is subject to validation. Please check the University website for further details.
Months of entry
Offering world-class teaching and impressive industry links from one of the UK’s leading conservatoires MFA students will learn to employ a broad range of musical theatre knowledge and skills whilst delivering outstanding performances in a range of productions.
The programme also provides a working knowledge of historical, critical and theoretical content and the creation of a performance that will be presented to agents and professionals for maximum industry exposure.
As a student on the MFA programme you will also have the opportunity to participate in a professional placement production, giving you invaluable experience of the UK Musical Theatre industry.
An impressively high percentage of GSA alumni appear in the cast lists of West End shows and National tours and last year, over 95 per cent of GSA graduates gained professional representation or professional contracts within the first year of graduation.
This programme is studied full-time over four consecutive semesters and two academic years.
Example module listing
The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
- Research and Rehearsal
- Dance Techniques
- Singing and Audition Technique
- Voice and Acting
- Professional Development
- Physical Performance
- Vocal Performance
- Public Performance Project
- Advanced Practice
Information for international students
IELTS 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.
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.
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