University of East London

Course Introduction

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 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.

Course Modules

Modules include: Actor training; performance laboratory; staging performance; research methods; dissertation/production.

Course Additional Entry

Minimum 2.2 Honours degree in theatre, performance studies or another appropriate discipline (or recognised international equivalent). IELTS 7.0 with 6.5 in all components.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £12,100  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,860  Whole course. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £2,017  Single Module. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £1,310  Single Module. First year home fees