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Course summary

This course is designed for international students, to offer the traditional acting skills, including voice, movement and singing, and approaches to rehearsal and public performances. Students draw upon existing practice but this is supplemented with specific teaching that helps international students. Advanced practical acting skills and the study of Shakespeare and other classical traditions are also included.

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Full time


12 months

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EA601-7-AU: ACTING TECHNIQUE (15 Credits) - Core

This compulsory MA/MFA Acting (International) module includes study and practical application of at least two major European approaches to actor training, one (e.g. Stanislavsky) focussed on text and the other (e.g. Laban) focussed on movement and body training. Classes include voice (speaking and singing), movement, character work and scene study, anatomy and physiology for the actor. The work of the module pays specific attention to clarity of diction and inflection in Received Pronunciation.

EA602-7-SP: CHARACTER AND SCENE WORK (15 Credits) - Core

This compulsory MA/MFA Acting (International) module extends the work begun in EA601 Acting Technique to allow students to pursue longer and more challenging acting explorations. It uses a Naturalistic approach to acting as its base. Scene work is undertaken on scripts by, for example, Chekhov, Ibsen, and Strindberg. Realist texts from the last 50 years may also be included. The module extends and applies Naturalistic Realist acting techniques and includes development of the specific vocal and physical skills associated with them. The module also includes a study of the theories and assumptions underlying Realism.

EA604-7-SU: CONTEMPORARY UK TEXTS (15 Credits) - Core

This compulsory MA/MFA Acting (International) module introduces students to the study of key twentieth century and contemporary UK texts, including classic texts such as those by Beckett, Pinter and Osborne, and selected contemporary practitioners (for example, Sarah Kane, Caryl Churchill, Anthony Neilson, David Farr, Martin McDonagh). Study will include vocal work in Received Pronunciation and may include handling of regional speech and dialect as appropriate to specific texts. Study of texts will include consideration of their cultural context and of their critical reception in production.

Tuition fees

UK fees

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Our applicants need to undertake a successful audition or video audition, plus have a 1st degree of upper 2nd Class standard or equivalent (GPA 3.0) or suitable previous life and/or professional expertise. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.0, or equivalent.


Loughton Campus

East 15 Acting School

Hatfields Rectory Lane



IG10 3RY

Nearest train station:

Chingford 1.9 Miles away