Master in Creative Performance Practice (ACTING)

Exploring the methods and processes of actors to be able to create, work and interact in the contemporary international environment


The MA in Creative Performance Practice (Acting) is a practical, performance and research-based programme. Providing a solid critical and theoretical framework, it gives substantial opportunities for the individual to tailor their art to their own needs and aspirations in a challenging interdisciplinary context. 

Master Name

Master of Arts in Creative Performance Practice (Acting)


1 academic year

Validated by

Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Start Date

16 September, 2024



Programme Leader

Armando Rotondi

Programme Specification

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Structure of the master

Our Master in Acting is part of one of the two specialised pathways that forms part of the Master in Creative Performance Practice. The others include is Musical Theatre. The masters is made up of 120 core credits which are the shared modules. The specialism acting credits are an additional 60 credits and are made up of The Embodied Actor, The Contemporary Actor and Transmedia and Interactive Storytelling.

Shared Modules

Creative performance practice 

Research skills

Performance theory

Arts entrepreneurship

Final project

Acting Modules

Acting 1 - The Embodied Actor

Through the module, students will be introduced to a range of theatre texts and forms from a variety of genres and periods, and will be asked to explore, evaluate, and interrogate these through practice; thereby broadening their theatrical vocabulary and developing their abilities to recognise dramatic / theatrical potential within such texts and in other cognate forms of theatre and performance.

Through this process, which will include studio exercises, independent analyses, and workshop sessions, the student will be expected to investigate and recognise their individual qualities as an actor; and will be supported in developing a range of acting techniques to strengthen their individual acting profile. 

The module also includes a voice and movement component.


Students will be introduced to a range of theatre texts and forms from the contemporary theatre and performing arts environment. Specifically works – such as new writing, contemporary texts and scripts, post-dramatic plays etc. – will be explored, evaluated, and interrogated through practice with an advanced level of theoretical and critical understanding. Contemporary theatrical vocabulary and repertoire will be used to develop actors’ abilities to recognise dramatic / theatrical potential within such texts and in other cognate forms of theatre and performance.
Through this process (which will include studio exercises, personally driven analyses, and workshop sessions), the student will be expected to investigate and recognise the quality of “the contemporary actor”, able to work in different contexts, areas and interacting with different kinds of contemporary material.

Transmedia and Interactive Storytelling

The module will focus on contemporary uses of and the interactions between performance, alternative performance practices, interactive techniques, the digital space, and transmedia story telling. Importance will be given to the interactions and relation between European and non-European traditions from the perspective of global and decolonised performance.

Guest directors
Cosmin ChivuAcademic and Director – 🇺🇸🇷🇴
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Cosmin Chivu has been recognized as an outstanding vital force in the theatre world and has received multiple awards for his work. He is a New York based theatre director born in Romania and has directed over fifty professional and university productions in America, Austria, England, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, and Thailand. He is the founder of InterArt Theatre Group. Ion-Cosmin Chivu is currently the Head of BA Acting and Directing, International Performance Ensemble at Pace University Performing Arts, NYC. He is actively involved in developing new work and in translating contemporary European plays for an American audience. For four years he has been developing new plays in the Actors Studio’s Playwriting Directing workshop.
Marc Chornet Director, 🇪🇸
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Marc Chornet is the leader of the prominent theatre group Projecte Ingenu and artistic director of the Escenar J. Brossa in Barcelona. Among his directed plays Romeu i Julieta and Hamlet by Shakespeare, together with a stunning revisitation of The Tempest, Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, Yerma by Garcia Lorca, InFaust from Marlowe and Goethe, No obstant això… by Josep Maria Muñoz Pujol.
Giovanni MeolaPlaywright and Director, 🇮🇹
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Giovanni Meola is a renowned playwright, scriptwriter, theatre and film director, teacher and festival artistic director. His works and productions have been translated into a number of languages and in 2003 he set up a new theatre company, Virus Teatrali, to produce new writing and rework established classics. In 2016 Giovanni directed his own work “The day of the degree” which was premiered at the Italian National Theatre. In 2018 he directed the first ever staging of the “The Trilogy of Indignation” as a complete trilogy and it premiered at the International NTFI Festival.
Darko LukicAcademic, Theatre Consultant, Cultural Manager Translator and Playwright, 🇭🇷🇩🇪
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Darko Lukic is a Croatian theatre scholar, writer, cultural theorist and playwright with many conference appearances. He has held a number of key cultural posts including membership of the Croatian Ministry of Culture Cultural Council for Performing Arts, Presidency of the Theatre Committee for the city of Zagreb and of the Croatian Cultural Council for International Co-operation Ministry of Culture and a member of PEN International. His plays, ballet libretto’s and dramatic adaptions have been staged in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Spain, Poland, United States, Venezuela, Germany and Romania.
Vipin SharmaActor and Director, 🇮🇳🇨🇦
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Vipin Sharma is a prominent Indian film actor known predominantly for his work in Hindi cinema. He is an alumnus of National School of Drama, New Delhi, India and the Canadian Film Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Vipin is best known for Taare Zameen Par (2007), written by Amole Gupte and directed by Aamir Khan, where he played the role of a dyslexic child's father. He was last seen in the popular web series 'What The Folks' produced by Dice Media, which ended up being one of India's most successful digital shows of 2017.
How To Apply

The first step would be to submit an application

Note: You don’t need your videos until after you have submitted your application form.

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Video Submission

Part 1: Depends on specialisation:

  • Acting: One monologue + optional monologue in your own language
  • Musical Theatre: One monologue + one song + 60-second jazz dance piece

Part 2: Creative response to stimuli:

A creative response about 2 minutes to one of the stimuli listed in the audition guide.

One-to-One Interview

Online interview and discussion with yourself and members of the MA teaching team.

Your Interview

After you have submitted your application and video audition, we will arrange your online interview at a mutually convenient time. 

Entry criteria

Successful audition, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent and, a BA (Hons) at 2.2 or above or an equivalent academic award, or, a long-term sustained professional career as a performer or creative practitioner. 

Find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and Funding
European & UK Students

€11,900 tuition fee

With an additional €500 registration fee and €80 health clinic membership.

International Students

€16,900 tuition fee

With an additional €500 registration fee and €80 health clinic membership.

Check out our Fees and Scholarship page to find out about everything about our fees, funding and scholarship opportunities.

A graduation will be arranged by the IAB for all graduating students. Further information is provided directly to graduating students. 
Award Certificate

The Award Certificate and Transcript of Studies are issued by Liverpool John Moores University.

BA (Hons) Acting is a contemporary professional actor training designed to give you the skills, knowledge, and experience required to pursue a career in theatre, TV, film, radio, and new media.

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