Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Acting (The British Tradition)

An intensive, two year acting Master of Fine Arts (MFA) designed specifically for international acting graduates, seeks to widen your understanding of the practice of acting and its traditions in the UK. We provide practical workshop opportunities for you to research, through study and practice, the particular skills and techniques associated with key stages in the development of British theatre performance.

Entry requirements

Previous performance training is essential for this course. A 1st degree in drama, acting or performing arts, or performance experience is required in addition to an audition and interview. The normal entry requirement is a first degree in a related subject area (eg acting, drama, musical theatre, performing arts, english and drama) but potential students with a degree in another discipline or with experience in a related professional area are also considered. Applicants should normally possess a 1st degree, performance diploma or equivalent qualification. Applicants are also considered if they do not meet the above entry requirements, but possess an appropriate level of performance skills and professional experience.

Course modules

Year 1: Workshop: Shakespeare/Jacobean, restoration, well-made play; skills: movement, voice, singing; contextual studies; workbook; research methodology. Year 2: Production: production 1, production 2, production 3; skills: movement, voice, singing; research project; professional development.

Assessment methods

All classes are compulsory and are subject to assessment. All modules are taken into account for the final differentiation of the award Distinction, Commendation, Pass to reflect the level of technical ability achieved and the assimilation of these skills into performance.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MFA Full-time £ 9,805 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MFA Full-time £ 14,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MFA Full-time £ 9,805 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campuses Birmingham B4 7XG West Midlands

Key information

Course Enquiry Team
Telephone number: 
0121 331 7563