A professional level, integrated programme of study for emergent and mid-career actors.

  • A blend of technical training, employability skills and industry experience
  • Delivered in a distinctive part-digital mode
  • Delivered in partnership with prestigious Theatre Royal Plymouth

You will explore the craft and practice of acting, engage in a deep process of text analysis, support design and implement a strong social media presence and examine philosophies of training.

Integrated classes with final year students of our Equity and Spotlight approved BA (Hons) Acting programme enables intergenerational collaboration and ensures MA Acting students are part of the rich cultural life of our vibrant, diverse and accessible Plymouth Conservatoire community.

This is a 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time programme, culminating in a showcase supported by Theatre Royal Plymouth.

Key features

  • Solo Showcase performance with Theatre Royal Plymouth.
  • Work professionally alongside your studies with innovative digital modules.
  • Train and study your craft with leading researchers in the field.
  • Integrated teaching with final year Equity and Spotlight approved Acting programme.
  • World class and award-winning studios and theatre spaces.

Find out more about your eligibility for a postgraduate loan or scholarship

You may now be eligible for a government loan of over £11,000 to help towards the cost of your masters degree.

Find out more about your eligibility for a postgraduate loan

Find out more about the postgraduate international scholarships.

Alumni loyalty reward for postgraduate study

  • a 20% discount on home/EU tuition fees
  • or a £2,000 discount on international tuition fees.

For further details, and contact information, please review our alumni discount policy.

For more information about fees and funding please visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/money.

Entry requirements

Our audition process is inclusive and accessible, and completely free. Applicants should submit a ‘showreel’ (all common media file formats are acceptable) comprising footage of two pre-selected audition pieces (max. 3 minutes each) and a personal statement (max 2 minutes). Up to 10 minutes additional showreel material can be included professional projects.

Applicants will normally hold a 2:1 degree or above from a UK university, or equivalent professional experience. Candidates without a first degree will have to demonstrate evidence of a sustained engagement in relevant professional practice. Applicants need not necessarily hold an undergraduate degree in a theatre-related subject in order to apply.

IELTS score of 7 or equivalent required for overseas students.

Accredited Experience Prior Learning (APEL) and Accredited Certified Prior Learning (APCL) up to 60 credits /equivalency will be considered on a case by case basis. Submission of additional showreel and a professional CV, as well as 500 word contextualising statement would be required in this case.

Initial enquiries should be made to the Programme Leader, Dr John Matthews ([email protected]).

View the full course description including details of how to apply here

Postgraduate open evening

Our Postgraduate Open Evenings are designed to help you find out about the range of postgraduate and professional development opportunities. Both academic and professional support staff from the University will be available to answer your questions and give you advice, guidance and information about our programmes.

Find out more about our next Postgraduate Open Evening

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK, EU and International applicants.

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