Earn a Masters in Acting or Theatre Directing at this Top-rated School at the University of Essex

Do you already have career experience in stage, TV, film and radio, as an actor or as filmmaker or director? Take those skills to the next level at East 15 Acting School at the University of Essex.  Rated Number 1 for Drama studies in the Times Good University Guide, the school offers two excellent postgraduate programs of interest for those in the industry.

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The MA/MFA in Acting for International Students is specifically geared to overseas students. This postgraduate program offers the full spectrum of acting skills. This includes voice, movement and singing and approaches to rehearsal and public performances.

The course focuses on advanced practical acting skills and also takes in the study of Shakespeare and other classical traditions. The MA runs for 1 year on a full-time basis and the MFA for 2 years. MA and MFA students take the same modules in their first year. In their second year, MFA students work within a repertory company format to present a range of fully-staged productions in each of the three terms, followed by a written dissertation or practical project.

The MA/MFA Theatre Directing is open to emerging theatre directors from the UK and to students from around the world. Teaching is by a wide range of leading directors and professional practitioners from the UK and overseas. The programme benefits from its close ties with the London theatre world, which provides training expertise of the highest calibre and the professional networks that are vital to launching a career.

East 15 also runs some modules overseas, most recently in Moscow and Bali, involving specialist practical study in an alternative cultural environment.

The MA runs for one year on a full-time basis and the MFA for 24 months. For the MA, you take four modules during three consecutive terms, followed by a three-month period of independent study, at the end of which you present your Director’s Production Workbook (or, alternatively, your MA Dissertation).

If you are interested in finding out more about any of these postgraduate programs and are applying from Canada please contact Barclay Educational Services.  Barclay Educational is a recognized agent and as such there is no charge for our application help for Canadian Students. The University pays our fee.  For more info email Jackie: JSB@barclayedu.com