MA Screen Acting

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.

You will:

  • Be taught by successful, working actors
  • Learn production skills that will aid you as a performer
  • Perform in a final showcase to potentially secure an agent


Assessment methods are largely practical and include a range of coursework assessments, such as performances, reflective essays, portfolios, media projects and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.


You are taught through a combination of masterclasses, seminars and practical sessions. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in classes. In addition, there are scheduled office hours where you can meet with your personal tutor.

You will use industry-standard studios and software and have access to filming equipment and screen and voice acting studios throughout your degree.


The programme has links with a number of organisations, including HOME, the Lowry Arts Centre and Television Workshop Salford, as well as numerous industry opportunities that arise throughout the year.


We are looking for committed and passionate actors, who want to develop their screen acting skills to a professional standard and explore new methods of characterisation through physical and vocal experimentation.

You will have an understanding of the media world as it relates to performance and a desire to broaden this understanding through study, research and practical industry engagement.

Acting experience is necessary, whether in the professional field or through study. This should be combined with a desire to learn more about recorded production technology and to create your own digital media content.

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£16,380 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 Year


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time