Undergraduate Course

BA Acting and Fight Performance

BA Acting and Fight Performance


The details
Acting and Fight Performance
October 2024
3 years
Southend Campus

BA Acting and Fight Performance is now closed for entry through Clearing for 2024.

Unique in both the UK and the world, East 15 Acting School's BA Acting and Fight Performance course provides a professional, vocational training in stage combat and performance. The course enables you to develop a variety of physical performance skills that combine discipline, focus and emotional connection. These include, but are not limited to, training in martial arts, gymnastics and multiple theatrical weapon systems.

Applicants must be able to face the strenuous physical demands of this course, which is ideal if you have a physical background and want to develop your skills in a creative context using your whole body to express character and story.

Students prepare to follow a career path in theatre, film, television and performance capture where they may choose to become actors, action performers or action directors, movement specialists or continue their training to become instructors in related fields.

This course is taught at our vibrant and modern Southend Campus. With its lively, state-of-the-art facilities and close-knit international community, Southend is the perfect environment for living and learning.

View more undergraduate courses from East 15 Acting School, including further Actor training programs as well as behind the scenes courses in Creative Producing and Stage & Production Management.

Why we're great.
  • A conservatoire actor training with a special focus on physical dramatic action.
  • Training in combat for stage & screen, including focuses on gymnastics and martial arts.
  • The only degree course of its kind with a three year focus on performance and combat skills.

Our expert staff

Our training is by professionals and for professionals, allowing our graduates to work successfully across the globe.

Our international, outstanding teaching faculty is made up of professionals from all areas of live and recorded performance.

Learn more about our staff here.

Specialist facilities

Our Southend Campus is based in the heart of Southend-on-Sea. A vibrant and modern British seaside town with excellent transport links.

Famous for its beach resort and pier, Southend-on-Sea stretches along seven miles of award-winning coastline. There are also over 650 acres of parks and gardens, a fun park, leisure centres, pubs, clubs, cafés and restaurants.

Southend Central railway station is opposite our Campus and the journey to central London takes less than an hour. Southend Airport, with flights to many European and UK destinations is just three miles away. We are also just one hour away from London's Stansted Airport.

Our Gateway Building houses a purpose-built suite specifically for East 15 students. This includes fully equipped, state-of-the art rehearsal studios with panoramic views across Southend-on-Sea, plus seminar rooms, computer labs and media production resources including an Apple Mac edit suite for our BA Creative Producing (Theatre & Short Film) students.

A magnificent Victorian former church in the heart of Southend's conservation area was converted into East 15's Clifftown Theatre. It also houses a variety of unique spaces for rehearsals, technical and practical work and performances. The church nave, with its original organ and stained glass windows now provides an inspirational and atmospheric environment, re-designed to accommodate the needs of a twenty-first century performance space.

In ‘The Forum' building, students have round the clock, secure access to the Learning Hub, which provides innovative IT and study spaces. The Forum also houses an integrated public and academic library, carrying books and other support materials. Students in Southend also have access to the East 15 Loughton Campus library and the University's Colchester Campus library.

Outside of learning, the Students' Union at our Southend Campus provides a dedicated space for students to meet, have a coffee, relax and watch films or sport. It runs a wide variety of entertainment throughout the term, such as international nights and open mic nights.

Your future

Over the years, a number of East 15 graduates have gone on to become leading actors, fight directors and stunt and specialist performers. This work extends from performing and choreographing staged fights on film, television, in the theatre, opera and ballet, to re-enactments of historic battles, animal and mechanical costume operating work for films as well as motion capture and green screen performance for the film and games industries.

“For three years I have not only thrown punches and swung swords, I have used puppetry, studied classical text, learnt to tumble, devised, written and acted, fired the occasional handgun and collaborated with and been taught by some incredible industry professionals that have pushed me to succeed.”

Dean Ridge, BA Acting and Stage Combat*

* This was the former name of this degree course. It was changed in 2024.

Entry requirements

UK entry requirements

    Applicants will need to submit a video audition and, if successful, complete a recall audition/workshop. Applicants should also have, or expect to have:

  • A-levels: EE, or 32 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 full A-levels.
  • BTEC: PP, or 32 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of the equivalent of 2 full A-levels.
  • Combined qualifications on the UCAS tariff: 32 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 full A levels or equivalent. Tariff point offers may be made if you are taking a qualification, or mixture of qualifications, from the list on our undergraduate application information page.
  • T-levels: Pass with E in core
  • IB: two Higher Level certificates with 33
  • IB Career-related Programme: We consider combinations of IB Diploma Programme courses with BTECs or other qualifications.
  • 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.

    Sorry, the entry requirements for the country that you have selected are not available here. Please contact our Undergraduate Admissions team at ugquery@essex.ac.uk to request the entry requirements for this country.

    English language requirements

    If you do not require a student visa to study in the UK then we will assess your English language proficiency/ability at your interview or audition.

    English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or specified score in another equivalent test that we accept.

    Details of English language requirements, including component scores, and the tests we accept for applicants who require a Student visa (excluding Nationals of Majority English Speaking Countries) can be found here

    If we accept the English component of an international qualification it will be included in the academic levels listed above for the relevant countries.

    English language shelf-life

    Most English language qualifications have a validity period of 5 years. The validity period of Pearson Test of English, TOEFL and CBSE or CISCE English is 2 years.

    If you require a Student visa to study in the UK please see our immigration webpages for the latest Home Office guidance on English language qualifications.

    Pre-sessional English courses

    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.

    Pending English language qualifications

    You don’t need to achieve the required level before making your application, but it will be one of the conditions of your offer.

    If you cannot find the qualification that you have achieved or are pending, then please email ugquery@essex.ac.uk.

    Additional Notes

    If you’re an international student, but do not meet the English language or academic requirements for direct admission to this degree, you could prepare and gain entry through a pathway course. Find out more about opportunities available to you at the University of Essex International College


Course structure

We offer dynamic and unique courses for actors, directors, producers, 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.

We understand that deciding where and what to study is a very important decision for you. We'll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities as described on our website and in line with your contract with us. However, if we need to make material changes, for example due to significant disruption, we'll let our applicants and students know as soon as possible.

Components and modules explained


Components are the blocks of study that make up your course. A component may have a set module which you must study, or a number of modules from which you can choose.

Each component has a status and carries a certain number of credits towards your qualification.

Status What this means
You must take the set module for this component and you must pass. No failure can be permitted.
Core with Options
You can choose which module to study from the available options for this component but you must pass. No failure can be permitted.
You must take the set module for this component. There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the qualification if you fail.
Compulsory with Options
You can choose which module to study from the available options for this component. There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the qualification if you fail.
You can choose which module to study from the available options for this component. There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the qualification if you fail.

The modules that are available for you to choose for each component will depend on several factors, including which modules you have chosen for other components, which modules you have completed in previous years of your course, and which term the module is taught in.


Modules are the individual units of study for your course. Each module has its own set of learning outcomes and assessment criteria and also carries a certain number of credits.

In most cases you will study one module per component, but in some cases you may need to study more than one module. For example, a 30-credit component may comprise of either one 30-credit module, or two 15-credit modules, depending on the options available.

Modules may be taught at different times of the year and by a different department or school to the one your course is primarily based in. You can find this information from the module code. For example, the module code HR100-4-FY means:

HR 100  4  FY

The department or school the module will be taught by.

In this example, the module would be taught by the Department of History.

The module number. 

The UK academic level of the module.

A standard undergraduate course will comprise of level 4, 5 and 6 modules - increasing as you progress through the course.

A standard postgraduate taught course will comprise of level 7 modules.

A postgraduate research degree is a level 8 qualification.

The term the module will be taught in.

  • AU: Autumn term
  • SP: Spring term
  • SU: Summer term
  • FY: Full year 
  • AP: Autumn and Spring terms
  • PS: Spring and Summer terms
  • AS: Autumn and Summer terms


Stage Combat I

Unarmed Combat: This unit will introduce you to unarmed stage combat and during the course you will look at moves and techniques that are in common use in professional stage combat. Rapier and Dagger: This unit will introduce you to your first bladed weapons. Rapier and Dagger are the most commonly called for weapons system in stage work – as it was the Elizabethan / Jacobean choice of weapon. Quarterstaff: Following assessment of skills proficiency in performance with Rapier and dagger and unarmed combat in the second half of term two this unit will introduce you to stage combat with staves. It is one of two units in which you use an individual, double-handed weapon. Mediaeval Sword (hand and half broadsword): This unit will introduce you to stage combat with the Broadsword and is the second of the two units in which you will use an individual double-handed weapon.

View Stage Combat I on our Module Directory


Contextual Studies

Theatre History and Research Methodology: This unit is designed to present students with an overview of theatre history; you will examine the roots and traditions of British theatre history and consider the effects of key European influences on the development to Theatre and Drama in this nation. Anatomy and Physiology: In this year-long unit you will study the human body – developing understanding of how it can be nurtured and destroyed. You will learn efficient ways to look after your own health, as well as the health and safety of others. Health and Safety:You will receive lectures to introduce the current legislation requirements, practices and accepted style of risk assessments and forms of evaluation that could be expected of you in the profession. Another strand of this course is the care of weapons, as poorly looked-after stage weapons can quickly become a hazard to performers.

View Contextual Studies on our Module Directory


Physical Skills I

Gymnastics, acrobatics and tumbling: The overall aim of the unit is to provide you with the capabilities of performing advanced physical routines. This will directly apply to unarmed stage combat and will also relate to armed combat and personal development. Aikido: You will be introduced to and train in the martial art, Aikido. By studying Martial Arts you will begin to appreciate the motivation and intention behind real techniques, so that you will be able to apply this knowledge in a performance of unarmed stage combat and benefit from increased physical awareness and flexibility. Movement: This unit will look at different styles of movement training than is offered in other units – with the principles rooted in the teachings of Alexander, Laban and other revolutionary movement practitioners. By understanding the way that we move and the habits that have developed, we can make can an active choice to alter habitual and ineffective motions. Dance: This unit will introduce you to ballet. In ballet you will study movement that can be used to inform a great deal of “period style”. Ballet will also inform the balance and footwork that will be required when you progress to 18th-century smallsword. Note that we reserve the right to substitute other styles of dance. Archery: This unit will introduce students to modern archery practice and the English longbow. In the first part of the unit in Term Two you will focus on how to use the weapon system safely and begin to understand how it could be used effectively in a performance context. In the second part of the unit, in Term Three, there will be an increased focus on the effective incorporation of correct technique in an historical performance scenario. You will have an opportunity to apply your training in a shooting competition.

View Physical Skills I on our Module Directory


Performance Skills I

These units will look at the more traditional approach to actor training, grounded in the theories and methodologies taught at East 15 Acting School. The units will deal with relaxation, concentration and acting truthfully under imaginary circumstances. Term One will focus on widelyapplied principles, such as the understanding of self and habitual traits; improvisation; the creation of a dramatic character; focus and concentration; communication; script analysis; intentions and given circumstances. You will be pushed towards finding a truthful approach to text, circumstances and your fellow actors –through both body and voice. You will be developing tools and skills that you will be able to apply in rehearsals and projects.

View Performance Skills I on our Module Directory


Specialised Performance Skills

These units look at increasing your range of skills, while instilling the principles that will be taught in EA154 Performance Skills 1. By concentrating on more specific disciplines, you will gain skills that will be called upon in performance, extend your range as a performer, and introduce alternative styles of approaching character or a rehearsal situation. These units provide the building blocks for further specialist skills and performances that you will encounter as you progress through the first year.

View Specialised Performance Skills on our Module Directory


Stage Combat II

Term One - Two-handed Weapons Systems: This unit will build on the basics of Rapier and Dagger taught in Year 1 and introduce you to other forms of stage combat that require the manipulation of weapons with both hands.  Part of this will be sword and shield, in which you will use a shield as well as a bladed weapon for the first time. Additionally, you may explore other forms of fighting with multiple weapons such as Rapier & Buckler and Rapier & Cloak.  Using two weapons will require a greater degree of balance, as the students manipulate the weighty weapons in individual hands. The aim of the unit is to broaden students’ repertoire of weapon skills at advanced level appropriate to the standards demanded by the industry. It will call on the footwork and blade work covered in previous modules, but also introduce new manoeuvres specific to this weapon discipline. In this second year of study, more will be expected in relation to connecting the skills and techniques of a weapons system and in-depth character work and performance. The final assessment will place a great emphasis of the performance skills of the students.   Term Two & Three – Knife:This weapon skill introduces you to a new fighting distance - due to the length of the blade.  The techniques for knife combine the skills acquired in both unarmed and armed combat. In this second year of study, more will be expected in relation to connecting the skills and techniques of a weapons system and in-depth character work and performance.  The unit acquaints students with the advanced weapon skills necessary to perform in the professional arena.  It will call on the footwork and targeting covered in previous modules, but also introduce numerous new manoeuvre specific to this weapon discipline. The rhythm, tempo and speed of a knife fight will be completely different to any other weapon system you will have previously explored. Terms Two & Three - Smallsword: This unit will introduce you to a new form of stage combat; this weapon and style will require a greater delicacy of swordplay, pointwork, and footwork than you will have previously encountered.  The style of fighting, stance and footwork are more demanding than previous weapons work.  In this second year of study, more will be expected in relation to connecting the skills and techniques of a weapons system and in-depth character work and performance.  The unit acquaints students with the advanced weapon skills necessary to perform in the professional arena.  It will call on the footwork and pointwork covered in previous modules, but also introduce new manoeuvres specific to this 18th-century weapon.

View Stage Combat II on our Module Directory


Contextual Studies II

This module aims to encourage students to develop the ability to present, discuss and defend ideas in seminar and written contexts, consider how theatres reflect their own era, and gain an understanding of the relevance of commedia and other theatres to contemporary practice.

View Contextual Studies II on our Module Directory


Physical Skills II

Advanced Gymnastics, Acrobatics and tumbling: You will continue to develop both individual and team-related skills. The experience of applying a variety of skills to differing performance situations will create a strong cornerstone for the work that will be required in the final year. Aikido: As your skills and knowledge expand you will progress further in status through additional Aikido grading stages. This year also sees the blending of martial skills with stage combat. Abseiling and climbing: This unit will focus on how to climb a number of surfaces and descend from various heights using ropes and safety equipment and how these techniques may be used to achieve other team activity objectives. Movement and Dance: Explore the physical body in connection with the actor’s imagination. The student will learn and develop a process using movement as an integral part of acting by investigating: character, relationships, and the physical world of the play. Term 3 will focus on social dance, to learn the dance of a different era and the social and gender politics that go with it.

View Physical Skills II on our Module Directory


Performance Skills II

The second year will begin to utilise the training that was established in Year One, by looking at acting theory into practice; direct application of singing and rhythm; strengthen vocal production and articulation in practice –possibly moving into accents. You will explore different methods of rehearsal and further exploration into the scenic unit. This term will have a greater focus on scripts and play-texts – directly applying your skills in practice.

View Performance Skills II on our Module Directory


Performance Projects

These projects concentrate on particular styles and apply the skills that you are gaining ina performance environment. You will explore different forms of character development and expression, methods of rehearsal and tackle the difficulties that arise when working on specialised projects. As in Year One, you will continue to gain a new mix ofskills and modes of character and story interpretation –and now will be applying them into projects. This will build up the experience of performance and introduce you to the demands that will be made in the final year.

View Performance Projects on our Module Directory


Stage Combat in Practice and Performance

This is a compulsory module for BA Acting and Stage Combat. During the first and second years students were trained in the use, style and overall performance of a range of combat/physical disciplines, giving them an appropriate base from which to apply these skills in complex performance scenarios in the BA Hons final year. The module takes working knowledge of weapons gained in Years One and Two of the degree, and applies it to professional performance situations. You will move from being a performer of stage combat and work to understand the logic of choreography for theatrical violence, which calls upon a variety of physical and contextual skills. You will study the progression of story line and character action within a range of stage combat scenarios. You will undertake units of work in fight choreography and fights on camera.

View Stage Combat in Practice and Performance on our Module Directory


Performance Projects

This is a third year module for the BA Acting and Stage Combat. The objective of the module is to give you the chance to utilise your previous training -acting, movement, voice, fighting and contextual studies -in performances. The work is practice-based and the majority of sessions will be in rehearsals. As in Years One and Two, assessment will be based on the processes of performance preparation through rehearsals and research and on the quality of the performances themselves. There will be two performance projects aimed at introducing you to a further level of professional standards. In each production, you will work with a director, on a chosen text, to bring the world of the play to life. The play chosen will have scope for you to call upon a variety of your skills in creating truthful characters in set, given circumstances. The unit will call upon the acting, research, and physical skills that have been developed over the three years. The unit may provide opportunities for students to experiment with techniques in preparation for their Graduation Projects.

View Performance Projects on our Module Directory


Theatrical Appreciation

This BA Acting and Stage Combat module is designed to awaken students to a variety of processes that contribute to the making of a production. As the BA Hons programme continues to prepare you to engage and take part in a professional theatre environment, this module will introduce and explain the roles of various practitioners. You will experiment with different styles and techniques of staging, alongside learning about the duties of various theatre practitioners. This final year module is designed to prepare you for the requirements of the Graduation Project and to introduce you to the basic working systems and organisation of professional theatre or touring theatre companies.

View Theatrical Appreciation on our Module Directory


Contextual Studies

In Years One and Two, contextual studies were structured to develop students' abilities to cope with the rigours of honours level study. In Year Three the work consists of the Theoretical Thesis Project and the Career Preparation unit. The module provides opportunities for you to develop and utilise knowledge of the industry, its suppliers and production processes. It also, through the Theoretical Thesis Project, encourages you to free your creative imagination to devise, plan and present a full production on paper.

View Contextual Studies on our Module Directory


Graduation Project

This final module is a devised project that will call upon on the skills and learning accumulated during the previous three years of study. Students will be divided into groups and will work with a Graduation Project Supervisor (GPS) in order to create a performance, suitable for public showing. The final production will not simply be a display of "learned skills", butwill be an engaging piece of drama with a story, structure, and point of view. Much of the work for this project will be carried out independent of supervision -but the GPS will remain in constant contact with each group to ensure the creation of high-quality showing. The detailed work of the module is dictated by the requirements of the specific project. It will include research, devising, rehearsals and performance.

View Graduation Project on our Module Directory


Year 1

Your first year combines an intensive focus on stage combat and physical training along with acting techniques working from the East 15 philosophy, which is rooted in Stanislavski principles, character work and the creation of a fictitious yet truthful world. You will also:

  • Acquire and practice skills in numerous theatrical weapon systems
  • Train in physical skills such as martial arts, contact improvisation and gymnastics
  • Experience methods of acting from the traditional inside-outside methodology, as well as exploring outside-in approaches

Your traditional performance training is supplemented with voice, movement, Commedia dell'Arte, devising and contextual studies which help you to understand the skills you learn in terms of their historical significance and contemporary potential.

Year 2

Your second year continues to combine aspects of stage combat and physical training with the development of your acting abilities. This includes:

  • Skills such as voice, singing, and movement for actors
  • Different methods of rehearsal and further exploration into the scenic unit from a choreographic standpoint
  • Introduction to film and screen work
  • Exploring advanced weapons systems and continued training in martial arts
  • Further gymnastics training alongside learning the principles of acrobatics and tumbling, as well as classical and social dance and storytelling using a variety of physical skills

Your core skills training is integrated into performance and refined through projects in Shakespeare, animal studies and devised work. In the final term, students have the opportunity to apply their skills in a professional performance environment.

All work is supported with classes in contextual studies covering 20th Century Performance and the History of Fights on Film.

Year 3

Final year students will immediately notice the change in focus from the units of the first and second years. There is no longer an intense focus on building skills in specific weapon disciplines. The goal of the final year student is to combine combat training, acting skills and enhanced creativity to given circumstances.

You will move from being performers of stage fights and explore choreography, which will call upon a variety of physical and contextual skills. You will study the logic and progression of story line and character action within a stage fight and explore the different presentational requirements of a variety of performance venues in a range of scenarios and production briefs. You will be given opportunities to put your ideas into practice and will learn how to communicate your ideas to others.

You will be introduced to another group of theatre practitioners who will directly affect your practice: the technical department consisting of designers, costume and wardrobe, stage managers etc. and experience the demands of sustaining performance in a technical production.

Throughout the year you will:

  • Perform in a number of public productions, including text-based performances and a devised show
  • Harness and develop your skills through further study of stage combat in performance - looking specifically at choreography and fights for film
  • Continue on-screen work by performing in scenes for camera
  • Create your own devised work through a graduation project

You will also prepare for the professional arena with sessions in audition technique, personal management skills and the process of production preparation.

The year culminates with an Industry Showcase for an invited audience of influential agents, casting directors, theatre companies, and film, TV and theatre directors. East 15 continually liaises with industry professionals to ensure the format for the event accords with the changing landscape of the industry.

Fees and funding

Home/UK fee

£9,250 per year

Additional costs for materials and field trips of up to approximately £650 per academic year. Equipment lists are reviewed annually.

International fee

£20,500 per year

Additional costs for materials and field trips of up to approximately £650 per academic year. Equipment lists are reviewed annually.

Fees will increase for each academic year of study.

What's next

Open Days

Our events are a great way to find out more about studying at Essex. We run a number of Open Days throughout the year which enable you to discover what our campus has to offer. You have the chance to:

  • tour our campus and accommodation
  • find out answers to your questions about our courses, student finance, graduate employability, student support and more
  • meet our students and staff

Check out our Visit Us pages to find out more information about booking onto one of our events. And if the dates aren’t suitable for you, feel free to book a campus tour here.

2024 Open Days (Southend Campus)

  • Wednesday 21 August 2024 - Southend Clearing Open Day
  • Saturday 12 October 2024 - Southend Open Day


Applications for our full-time undergraduate courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full details on how to apply can be found on the filling in your UCAS undergraduate application web page.

Our UK students, and some of our EU and international students, who are still at school or college, can apply through their school. Your school will be able to check and then submit your completed application to UCAS. Our other international applicants (EU or worldwide) or independent applicants in the UK can also apply online through UCAS Apply.

The UCAS code for our University of Essex is ESSEX E70. The individual campus codes for our Loughton and Southend Campuses are ‘L' and ‘S' respectively.

You also need to complete and send us an East 15 application form, including a copy of your audition payment receipt so that we can arrange your audition.

For full details, please see the East 15 website.

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Applicants to this course will need to book an audition. If you apply to us through UCAS we will send you information on how to do this. Alternatively, you can apply to East 15 directly. If you're resident in the UK you'll visit our campus to take part in the audition, where you'll meet some of our staff and sample our teaching. Please see our website for more information about preparing for auditions.

Our staff travel the world auditioning applicants so if you're not resident in the UK, it's likely that we'll be in a location near you at some point. This will be a one-to-one audition. If you still can't make a physical audition, we are sometimes able to accept video auditions.

Offers for these courses will only be made after a successful audition.

For full details, please see the East 15 website.

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