Taught course


University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2:2 UK honours degree (or a recognised equivalent international qualification) in a Theatre-related subject and have previous engagement with drama, theatre and performance.

Months of entry


Course content

Uncover more about who you are – discover who you could become.

Ideal for those in full-time employment, our MA Theatre course from the Guildford School of Acting (GSA) provides a gateway to an exciting future, without the need for regular attendance on campus.

GSA is accredited by the Federation of Drama Schools (FDS), and you’ll have unlimited access to our virtual learning environment where you’ll be supported by industry-leading professionals and passionate academics.

Furthering your skills, our course will take you deeper into relevant concepts and the fascinating history of theatre, from both a practical and critical perspective.

Our MA Theatre course allows you to study at your own pace through online learning, so you can pursue your passion for theatre and develop industry connections around your existing commitments.

You’ll actively engage with fundamental principles and explore the rich heritage of theatre from a critical, historical and theoretical perspective. You’ll gain an understanding of theatrical practices and develop your ability to evaluate significant historical, political, social and ethical developments in theatre.

Our broad range of modules incorporates topics such as The Background to Theatre, The Greeks, Shakespeare, Naturalism and the Actor, Modern Theatre, Global Theatres and Music and Dance in Theatre. You’ll also complete an Independent Research Project that will allow you to specialise in an area of particular interest to you, and you will complete a Professional Development Portfolio relevant to your career path.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1483 682 222