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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Acting

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This is a unique master’s course, combining the academic study of performance with a practice-based approach to the art of acting. It’s ideal if you want to pursue a professional career in the theatre, to develop a deeper understanding of your craft and hone your performance skills. Based at our new, state-of-the-art University Square Stratford building, you will work in close collaboration with students and academic staff on our equally excellent MA Theatre Directing course as you produce and perform a range of innovative work of professional quality while also being given expert tuition in the skills of acting. Taught in the evenings and on Saturdays and available for both part-time and full-time study to fit around your needs, it’s a course geared to equip you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to be a stage actor. You will be guided by leading theatre practitioners, who will both teach and mentor you. After a final degree show in which you will have the chance to showcase your talents, you will leave our course ready to discover that all the world’s your stage.

We will lead you through the key building blocks to make your performance shine, giving you a complete grounding in a range of different approaches to acting. So you will study naturalism, realism, contemporary devising, intercultural performance, production and practice as research. You will look at the dynamically interrelated skills of acting, voice and movement and take a module in how to stage performances, during which you’ll be mentored by members of a professional theatre company. Our course is practice-based, so your final piece of theatre will be a performance piece involving both acting and directing students, while also producing a critical reflection on your own work.

Different course options

Full time | University of East London | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Contemporary Performance Making (30 Credits) - Core
Dissertation by Practice (60 Credits) - Core
Performance Laboratory (30 Credits) - Core
Research Methods by Creative Practice (30 Credits) - Core
Actor and the Text (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,580

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,840

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have 2.1 Honours in Theatre/Performance studies or related subject. They are normally expected to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. Applicants will be expected to attend an audition and an interview.

University information

The University of East London has 140 practical, career-focused postgraduate programmes in the areas of: Arts Creative and tech industries Architecture Engineering and construction Cultural studies Social sciences Law Business Education Psychology Health Bioscience Sports Many of these are accredited by professional bodies. The uni is based across two campuses in East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park...more

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