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MA Acting (International)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    East 15 Acting School, Loughton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

East 15 Acting School’s MA/MFA Acting (International) is a full-time, professional and intensive training program designed specifically for international students. The course emphasises the importance of the integration and mastery of a wide spectrum of core acting skills. This includes; acting classes, Laban, Feldenkrais, Somatic and Grotowski based movement classes, voice production, articulation, RP (Received Pronunciation), context and singing.

The training draws primarily on existing practice, the legacy of Stanislavski, and the unique methodologies and ethos of East 15 itself, which grew out of the techniques, beliefs and practice of one of the UK’s most famous and historically influential theatre companies of the 20th Century, Joan Littlewood’s ‘Theatre Workshop’.

You will have the experience of working with an international cohort of actors from all parts of the world, with different cultural and historical perspectives, life experiences, and training, which will enlighten, challenge, educate and inform you as an artist and human being. Our teaching incorporates the intensive study of Shakespeare, and a residency and performance at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Your future

Graduates will have a comprehensive, professional training and a clear, embedded process that will enable them to pursue professional careers in theatre and related professions in an increasingly global industry. Graduates are working and winning awards as actors in the USA, China, Norway, South Korea and many other countries. Many have formed their own very successful theatre companies, including LubDub Theatre in New York, and have written plays performed professionally in London, New York, LA, Oslo and Washington. MFA graduates have also gone on to teaching careers at Universities in North America, South Korea, and many other countries around the world.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,570per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Essex

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  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 103 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    169 89%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.43 89%



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