Guildford School of Acting (GSA) is a prestigious drama school located in Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom. It is part of the University of Surrey and is known for its high-quality training in the performing arts.
The school boasts a faculty of experienced professionals, many of whom have significant industry experience as actors, directors or producers. This ensures that students receive practical insights and training from experts in the field.
The Guildford School of Acting is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including purpose-built studios, rehearsal spaces, a black box theatre, and access to the University of Surrey’s main campus facilities. These resources provide students with an environment conducive to learning and creative expression.
Entrance to the Guildford School of Acting is highly competitive, and applicants are usually asked to audition or submit a portfolio of their work, depending on the chosen program. The school is looking for individuals with passion, dedication and potential in the performing arts.
Guildford School of Acting offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various disciplines related to the performing arts, including acting, musical theater and production. The programs are designed to provide students with a comprehensive, practical education in their chosen fields, preparing them for careers in the entertainment industry.
- Host university: Guildford School of Acting
- Host country: United kingdom;
- Level of study: Postgraduate level;
- Scholarship Type: Partial financing;
- Scholarship Worth: $11,000;
- Eligible countries: National and international students;
- Available topics: MA/MFA Acting, MA/MFA Musical Theater and MA Theater and Production Management programs;
- Registration deadline: August 14y2024.
The Future Generations Housing Scholarship is now open to national and international students (postgraduate level) in the fields of: MA/MFA in Acting, MA/MFA in Musical Theatre, and MA in Theater and Production Management at Guildford School of Acting, UK.
Future Generation has provided a housing grant worth approximately £11,000 to one GSA student.
To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, students must be resident in the UK/home country and have received an offer for a graduate program at GSA for the academic year 2025-24. Their applications will be evaluated based on the criteria stated and the strength of their supporting statement.
- Students who have already received another GSA grant or grant for the 2025-24 academic year may not be considered for this specific scholarship.
- Applicants must belong to at least one of the following Expansion of Participation categories:
- Residence in areas with Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) quintile 1.
- Residence in areas with low participation in higher education (LPN) POLAR4 Quintile 1.
- Be from low-income families (eligible for free school meals in the last six years).
- You have experience in care.
- Young carers are individuals who provide unpaid care for a friend or family member who cannot get by without their help.
- You have a disability.
Students can check the IMD score for their zip code using the online lookup tool. To be eligible, their zip code must have a rating of 1-2 in column F.
To determine if they live in a low-involvement neighborhood, students can use the online zip code lookup tool. For eligibility, their zip code must fall within Quintile 1 according to POLAR 4 (see table on map).
IMPORTANT: UK/Homeland students must provide their home address as verified by Student Finance England (SFE) before starting their university programme.
Students are expected to write a supporting statement of up to 300 words, explaining how this scholarship will benefit them. It is necessary to consider this matter carefully, as the statement will play an important role in the evaluation process.
For more information, please visit the university’s official website: https://gsauk.org/giving/scholarships-and-bursaries