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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Acting

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Summary

We believe 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.

How You'll Learn

One of the great strengths of our course is that you’ll be taught by artists steeped in the theatrical arts and professional practice, headed by Course Leader Dr Dominic Hingorani. Dominic is a professional playwright, academic author, producer and director and Co-Artistic Director of Brolly, a cross-arts company supported by Arts Council England. He has recently written and produced a national tour of a new play for teenagers, Guantanamo Boy, and a new opera called Clocks 1888 the greener. Through our unique partnerships, you’ll have opportunities to engage with a variety of professional companies. Our current partners include Theatre Royal Stratford East, London International Festival of Theatre, Hoxton Hall, Columbia College in Chicago, Stratford Circus and Theatre Venture.

Your Future Career

The work you will be doing with theatre professionals and the constructive help and advice you will receive from professional actors throughout your course is all geared towards helping you establish yourself in the industry. Your final degree show will act as your showcase to attract agents and develop your professional networks. We believe our course helps nurture independent-minded, creative individuals - actors such as the RADA-trained Takunda Kramer, who shone while at the University of East London and has gone on to star with various professional companies as far afield as New York, Dar Es Salaam and Nairobi. Like many of our other students who go on to further postgraduate research and study, Takunda has now returned to UEL to undertake a PhD based on protest theatre in his native Zimbabwe.

Different course options

Full time | Stratford Campus | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

Mental Wealth: Professional Life - Core
Performance Platform - Core
Performance Laboratory - Core
Contemporary Performance Making - Core
Devised Project - Core
Actor and the Text - Core
Research Methods in Creative Practice - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,820

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,200

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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