Postgraduate Course

MA Acting

MA Acting

Overview

The details
Acting
September 2018
Full-time
1 year
East15 (Loughton) Campus

MA Acting is a challenging course that gives you a personal methodology based upon East 15’s unique practices. On one level it is a thoroughly practical, highly intensive, vocational course. On another level, it is a thought-provoking, life-changing reflection on the function and art of the actor – exploring techniques from some of Europe’s most influential practitioners as well as innovative professional practice from the UK and internationally.

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

Why we're great.
  • East 15 is a member of the premier group of UK conservatoire schools: the Federation of Drama Schools.
  • 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.

Entry requirements

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 & EU entry requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.

Structure

Example structure

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.

Fees and funding

Home/EU fee

£13,755

Additional costs for materials and field trips of up to approximately £800. Equipment lists are reviewed annually.

International fee

£15,175

Additional costs for materials and field trips of up to approximately £800. Equipment lists are reviewed annually.

Fees will increase for each academic year of study.

What's next

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.

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 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.

Auditioning

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.

Loughton Campus

Visit Loughton Campus

You’ll be in intensive training at one of the most prestigious and internationally respected conservatoires in the country gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the performing arts. But fear not! It’s not all work and no play at East 15 Acting School in Loughton.

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.

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