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MFA Theatre Directing

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  • East 15 is a fully accredited Drama UK school and scores highest in the country for student satisfaction.
  • We give our actors and directors the chance to work together on collaborative projects.
  • Use state-of-the-art filmmaking and editing resources, and our extensive studio and performance spaces.

Course options2017-18

Duration: 2 years
Start month: September
Location: East15 (Loughton) Campus
Based in: East 15 Acting School
Fee (Home/EU): £12,050
Fee (International): £13,150
Fees will increase for each academic year of study.
PGT fees information

Course enquiries

Telephone 01206 872719
Email pgadmit@essex.ac.uk

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About the course

This is a unique professional course that has been designed specifically for those who already are or wish to become professional theatre directors. MFA Theatre Directing is open to students from around the world. East 15 runs some modules overseas, mostly recently in Moscow, Thailand and Bali, involving specialist practical study in another cultural environment. Teaching is by a wide range of leading experienced directors and professional practitioners from the UK and overseas.

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

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Qualifications

UK entry requirements

Our applicants need to undertake a successful audition or video audition, plus have a first degree of Upper Second Class or suitable previous life and/or professional expertise.

International and EU entry requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Email pgadmit@essex.ac.uk 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.

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Visit us

Open days

We don’t currently offer Open Days for this course but if you would like more information, then please email us at east15@essex.ac.uk.

Virtual tours

If you live too far away to come to Essex (or have a busy lifestyle), no problem. Our 360 degree virtual tour allows you to explore the Southend Campus from the comfort of your home. Check out our accommodation options, facilities and social spaces.

Exhibitions

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.

Applying

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 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 the MFA Theatre Directing, you are assessed on the basis of your written application, although you may be called for interview or given a telephone or Skype interview.

For full details, please see the East 15 website.

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