Module Details

EA609-7-SU-CO: Theatre Performance 3

Year: 2017/18
Department: East 15 Acting School
Essex credit: 30
ECTS credit: 15
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Supervisor: Ms Monica Wilson
Teaching Staff: Monique Wilson
Contact details: email wilsonm

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

This Year Two MFA Acting (International) module gives students the opportunity to work within a repertory company format to present a fully produced play in English, with script from the period 1980 to the present.

Module Aims
to allow students to gain practical experience of work in a repertory company structure
to allow students to apply and extend their skills in performance, with work of demonstrable contemporary relevance and resonance
to enable students to develop sophisticated strategies for meeting the specific demands of acting in a professional context, including care of the voice and body
to enable students to recognise and meet the professional requirements of a successful career, including creating a showreel, a CV, or personal website

Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to demonstrate
the ability to work both collaboratively and independently in creating one or more characters in performance
creative and technical skills to realise a character in a production of a contemporary British play
the ability to express the character clearly, fluently and with appropriate attention to the production style and its relation to contemporary social or artistic contexts in the UK
the ability to maintain contacts and to create a promotional profile as a professional actor

Learning and Teaching Methods

Rehearsals, workshops, performances approximately 30 hours per week for an average of 5 rehearsal weeks, plus one or two performance weeks


100 per cent Coursework Mark


Continuous assessment of preparation for performance, live performance, and actor logbook (4000 words). Weighting Preparation for Performance 20% Live Performance 50% Logbook 30% Students must pass the East 15 Professional Code of Conduct.


  • Chapman, Andrew. Actors Handbook 2007 08. Casting Call Pro, 2007.
  • Tucker, Patrick, and Christine Ozanne. The Actors Survival Handbook. New
  • Ed. London Routledge, 2005.
  • Further materials as appropriate to the performance text.

Further information