Module Details

EA612-7-SP-CO: Dissertation (Mfa)

Year: 2016/17
Department: East 15 Acting School
Essex credit: 60
ECTS credit: 30
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: Monique Wilson
Teaching Staff: Monique Wilson
Contact details: email wilsonm

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

Year Two MFA Acting (International) students may opt to write a 12,000 word dissertation exploring through research and critical enquiry a topic related to acting technique or process, or to methods and theories of actor training.

Module Aims
To allow the student to initiate and pursue a substantial independent project
To enable the student to reflect critically and creatively on a range of skills and knowledge appropriate to the training and preparation of the actor

Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to demonstrate
The ability to plan and complete a substantial independent project, with limited tutorial guidance
A detailed and critical understanding of the chosen material, including its original cultural and intellectual context, and the responses of theorists and practitioners to it
Comprehensiveness and discrimination in the gathering, editing and presentation of research materials
Clarity in the communication of the results of research and critical inquiry

Learning and Teaching Methods

Supervision tutorial, independent study


100 per cent Coursework Mark (Dissertation)


12,000 word written dissertation


  • Allison, Brian, and Phil Race. The Students Guide to Preparing
  • Dissertations and Theses (Routledge Study Guides). second Ed.
  • London Routledge Falmer, 2004.
  • Further materials as appropriate to the project.

Further information