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Our postgraduate courses are focused on the skills and techniques expected by the performing arts industry. These programmes of studies have been designed to encourage drama students to continue their development and to further their strengths in acting and directing and to enable them to become entrepreneurial and confident professionals.

MA Professional Acting

The ALRA MA Professional Acting Course (15 months) is a full time actor training programme that has three taught terms followed by two performance terms; including two theatre productions (one in collaboration with a professional Theatre Company), recording a film and showcases in both London and Manchester.

MA Directing

The ALRA MA Directing course is an innovative new programme which includes an international residency and individual industry mentors. Set within a cutting-edge location at ALRA North, a hive of creative activity and cultural development in the North West. ALRA North is an established and important centre of learning in the Greater Manchester theatre community.

MA Teaching (Creative Performance Practice)*

This innovative teaching course for performing arts professionals is designed for experienced artists or tutors who want to develop their teaching skills in a conservatoire setting.

MFA Linklater Teaching Practice (Voice and Theatre Arts)*

ALRA collaborated with Kristin Linklater to create a unique Master of Fine Arts degree, subject to validation by St Marys University, Twickenham.