GSA is one of the UK’s leading drama schools. This, part-time, 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.
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. Our 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. GSA is accredited by the Federation of Drama Schools (FDS). You’ll have unlimited access to our virtual learning environment which will be supported by industry-leading professionals and passionate academics.
Explore the fascinating and rich heritage of theatre from a critical 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 exciting range of modules incorporates topics such as the Greeks, Shakespeare, Naturalism and the Actor, Modern Theatre, Global Theatres, and Music and Dance in Theatre; in addition, you will explore the Background to Theatre through history, philosophy, psychology, politics and cultural theory. You will have the opportunity to enhance your professional development and you’ll complete an independent research project that will allow you to specialise in an area of particular interest to you.
Completing my master’s degree at GSA has been a great personal and academic journey for me. To have the flexibility of the distance learning course meant that I was able to continue to grow and progress myself whilst maintaining my personal responsibilities. This course really does offer a full spectrum of modules, resulting in a wide knowledge base
Hannah Calvert-Reeve, MA Theatre Graduate 2020