Master of Arts from the University of East London, internationally recognised as a “pioneer” in research according to the State Quality Control (Research Excellence Framework/REF 2021).
Master in Acting
REASONS FOR CHOOSING THIS PROGRAMME
Degree from a top International University
Teachers - accomplished artists
Teaching and assessment from accomplished artists with several years of experience in theatre, such as: Aris Servetalis, Simos Kakkalas (divised theatre), Alexandra Kazazou, Efi Birba, Fil Ieropoulos (performance art).
Emphasis on the actor’s practical aspect
In contrast to the theatrical orientation of other acting schools in Greece, students are trained on a professional level.
Lectures, workshops and courses taught by actors with several years of experience.
Implementing an idea
Students are trained through every stage of implementing an artistic idea, from conception to execution.
Open presentation of dissertations
Performances and showcase performances in central theatres or venues with audience, theatre and cinema professionals, and critics.
Creation of a personalised job search plan in collaboration with a personal mentor.
Flexible class schedule
Ideal timetable for working artists.
MA Acting at Metropolitan College is a unique programme for those who wish to conquer the professional field of acting by collaborating and interacting with renowned artists and professionals in the performing arts. It is addressed to graduates of drama schools and theatre studies, professional actors, as well as graduates of different disciplines with previous working experience in acting.
MA Acting is an immersive dive into the sanctuary of the actor’s art and uses a scientific approach to the creative process, the outcomes of rehearsals and interacting with the audience. Students are trained in practice, in the most modern acting systems, as well as in the production and promotion of performances that may be based on their original and personal ideas and inspirations. Also, through practice (Par/ Practice as Research), they get to familiarise themselves with the most groundbreaking research methods. In this framework, the programme supports every creative idea that the student has whether it is artistic or interdisciplinary. The objective is for students to share their work with the most prestigious, specialised, global versions on practical research in the fields of theatre, cinema and performing arts in general.
Each course requires preparation, as students receive presentation material, followed by direct feedback. Personal involvement, study time and preparation of a personal advancement plan in collaboration with the mentor provided by the programme are crucial stages in the development of students as professional actors. Postgraduate dissertations are another key element of the programme, as they allow students to master valuable self-assessment techniques and understand how to promote their work.
The teaching staff consists strictly of renowned and award-wining professionals, with performances in Greek and international festivals as well as personal research. In addition, Metropolitan College, in collaboration with the University of East London, has a wide network of partners who work as producers, directors and casting directors in Greece and abroad, who are available to advise all students on their professional steps. These professionals are members of the audience in the postgraduate performances that are held in central theatres in Athens or selected venues.
- Actor and the Text: Practices and Techniques
- Contemporary Performance Practices
- Devised Theatre
- Practice as Research Methods
- Mental Wealth
- Performance Platform
- Performance Portfolio
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
MA Acting provides students with a vast spectrum of skills and abilities and is an ideal choice for those who wish to become renowned actors, as well as for the lovers of theatrical, film and TV productions who want to pursue a career in the field of art and performing arts. More specifically, graduates may seek a career as:
- Actors in theatre, film, TV
- Voice-over artists
- Playwright of devised plays
- Directors, Assistant Directors, Stage Managers, Creative Producers
- Founders of a theatrical group
- Art promoters
- Media Producers
- Practical researchers in acting
- Social programme managers for integration through acting
- Theatre writers
- Theatre technique teachers
- Theatrical play teachers Presenters
- Public art programme managers
- Speech Coaches
MA Acting is addressed to graduate actors who wish to advance professionally in acting and all the fields thereof, such as theatre, film, TV, performance etc.
Documents for Registration:
- Bachelor’s degree from higher education institutions in Greece or abroad
- Portfolio-individual creative presentation with:
1. detailed CV
2. a short essay on your relationship with art and theatre up until that moment,
3. additional creative materials
- ID Card
- Degrees/certifications in foreign languages
- Other diplomas/qualifications (if any)
- Application for registration to Metropolitan College
The evaluation of the above supporting documents is completed by the personal, creative interview. During the interview, candidates will be asked present a 3-minute contemporary monologue, as it is and with the parameters requested. A creative presentation of themselves will follow, through talking about their interests, techniques and dreams about acting.
MA Acting is also open to:
A. graduates of other disciplines who can prove their acting-related professional or educational experience.
B. professional actors with several years of proven career in the field of performing arts, especially in participating in festivals of state organisations (on the basis of the special systems of covering course credits with professional experience).
C. candidates not having a university degree, but wishing to be assessed on the basis of prior career in the field of acting. The final decision for acceptance to the programme is made by the University of London, taking into consideration the recognition of prior experience.