GSA is one of the UK’s leading drama schools. This two year online learning programme provides the opportunity to gain an academic qualification from a leading drama school within a top ten university from the convenience of your own home. GSA has enjoyed nearly twenty years of distance learning provision to a global community of students.
This programme is designed specifically for people who are engaged in full time employment or other commitments that mean they cannot attend in person. As such, there are no specific times at which you will be required to attend or be online. We understand that each student will need to pursue the learning journey around their own weekly timetable of commitments. We do hold optional seminar weekends once a semester, but these are optional and all materials are posted on the online learning environment for all to access, as many cannot attend.
Throughout the programme, students will encounter theories of acting and styles of theatrical performance alongside key theories of performance, theatrical reception and critique. The influence of historical, political, social and ethical developments in past traditions of theatre upon contemporary theatrical practices will be examined through the study of a broad range of influential texts and their contexts. Students will develop their ability to retrieve and process information and to communicate clearly in writing. They will evaluate the work of others with critical objectivity. They will be supported to apply high levels of personal discipline and time-management, analysing own working practices for self-development, understanding the need to take initiative and work independently to further own learning.
The independent research project will certainly allow students to utilise their existing expertise and develop this area of interest further under guidance from an assigned tutor.
Programme leader: Mrs Anna McNamara