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  • Qualification

    MFA - Master of Fine Art

  • Location

    University of East London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Summary

This is a practice based programme for those wishing to develop a career as a professional theatre director, an innovative theatre praxis and an understanding of creative producing in London, the centre of British theatre.

The programme is practice-based and industry-facing, and aligned with both main stage and contemporary arts practice. The programme gives students the support to develop as theatre directors and, crucially, independent creative producers with the ability to make high quality and innovative performance work. The teaching team are both experienced academics and professional practitioners and have wide networks within the creative industries, including production houses, directors, actors and industry bodies. Students will have the opportunity to take master classes with industry professionals and each will be assigned a professional mentor to advise on their artistic and professional development.

They will also have the opportunity to work with writers and actors on other MFA programmes in the school or externally. Teaching will take place in the industry standard studio facilities at USS and the professional arts venue Rich Mix. The programme is delivered in the evenings and offered full and part time to enable access for those with work and family commitments.

How You'll Learn

One of the great strengths of our course is that you’ll be taught by academics 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, directed and produced a national tour of a new play for teenagers ‘her’ in partnership with Half Moon Theatre and a new opera ‘Clocks 1888 the greener’ in partnership with Hackney Empire.

Your Future Career

We’re proud that our students go on to make their names as designers, design coordinators, pattern cutters, fashion technologists, product developers and retail managers. As one of our graduates Lucy Johnson, who now owns streetwear label Brahboys, says of the course, “It was a fun and emotional experience that I’d recommend to anyone thinking of a career in fashion." At Graduate Fashion Week 2016, one of our students, Antonia Nae, won the prestigious Lipsy Red Carpet Award for her sweeping black dress.

The quality of our students’ work is held in such high regard that a group of our undergraduates were commissioned to create the costumes for a pivotal scene in the hit movie, Absolutely Fabulous.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,860per 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 East London

  • University League Table

    116th

  • Campus address

    University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way, Newham, E16 2RD, England

One of the few universities in London with waterfront on-campus accommodation. Each student gets their en suite room with sunsets over Canary Wharf
Diversity – 150 different nationalities are represented on the University of East London campus.
Modules designed to give international students a unique competitive edge, with industry placement options to get a truly international experience.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    127 66%

    47th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    32nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    14th

    12

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