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MFA Acting (International)

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Course options2017-18

Duration: 1 year
Start month: September
Location: East15 (Loughton) Campus
Based in: East 15 Acting School
Fee (Home/EU): £13,100
Fee (International): £14,450
Fees will increase for each academic year of study.
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Course enquiries

Telephone 01206 872719

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About the course

This is a unique professional course that has been designed specifically for overseas students. MFA Acting (International) offers the full spectrum of acting skills, including voice, movement and singing and approaches to rehearsal and public performances. The course focuses on advanced practical acting skills and also takes in the study of Shakespeare and other classical traditions.

This course is taught at East 15 Acting School; full details can be found on their website.

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We offer dynamic and unique course for actors, directors, technical theatre specialists and students of theatre practice. Training at East 15 draws upon 50 years of tradition combined with a keen sense of the world of stage and screen today.

Our carefully selected modules will give you the chance to explore and develop your specialist training. This course is taught at East 15 Acting School; full details can be found on their website.

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UK entry requirements

This course is not available to UK applicants.

International and EU entry requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Email for further details about the qualifications we accept. Include information in your email about the undergraduate qualification you have already completed or are currently taking.

IELTS entry requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum component score of 5.5

If you do not meet our IELTS requirements then you may be able to complete a pre-sessional English pathway that enables you to start your course without retaking IELTS.

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Open days

We don’t currently offer Open Days for this course but if you would like more information, then please email us at


Our staff travel the world to speak to people about the courses on offer at Essex. Take a look at our list of exhibition dates to see if we’ll be near you in the future.


When you apply for one of our postgraduate courses, we will assess you on your experience (both academic and practical) and your potential for success. You will need to undertake an audition that has an element of physical activity as part of your assessment.

You need to complete and send us a completed East 15 application form, two confidential references and a copy of your audition payment receipt so that we can arrange your audition.

For full details, please see the East 15 website.


Auditions generally take place at our Loughton Campus between December and June. You’ll need to prepare two pieces of around two minutes each; one Shakespearean or Jacobean, and one contemporary.

If you live outside the UK, we audition internationally in different countries each year, or you may submit an audition via YouTube or Vimeo if you cannot attend an audition.

For full details, please see the East 15 website.

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