Acting BA (Hons) at Drama St Mary’s is a rigorous, full-time course that equips you for a career in acting.
- Intensive practical training with staff who are professionally linked with the industry.
- 90% practical, taught classes.
- Working with experienced teams of acting practitioners, designers, directors, and artists.
- Free of charge audition.
Why study Acting?
Our BA Acting programme prepares you to launch a professional acting career in the competitive and ever-evolving creative industries. At St Mary's, we ensure a safe environment in which we encourage you to explore and challenge their potential as creative artists. We work on developing the actor’s creative imagination providing you with the skills you will need to both devise your own work and explore the text.
When studying at Drama St Mary’s you will be introduced to a range of techniques derived from various cultural forms, histories, contexts, and practitioners. Ensemble work and collaboration lie at the heart of our training, and we are proud to be part of such a diverse and vibrant cultural community here at St Mary’s where the creative’s individuality and uniqueness are nurtured.
Our team at Drama St Mary’s are working at the cutting edge of both the theatre and Film and TV industries, and you will also get access to a wide range of visiting professionals currently working across the disciplines. Many of our graduates are now making a living in the acting profession, working not only as actors but as writers, directors, and producers.
Why St Mary's?
In the Times Good University Guide 2022 St Mary's ranked in the top 10 in the UK for teaching quality, top five for student experience.
At St Mary’s you can enjoy all the best bits of being at university – the campus, accommodation, and being part of a community of students and societies, whilst enjoying the best drama school training. University also offers time to follow your own research using the resources on offer to develop your own practices and methodologies.
Our Greater London campus is on the doorstep of numerous local theatres, and we even have our own theatre at The Exchange.
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