University of East London

University of East London


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.

Entry requirements

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.

Course modules

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

Assessment methods

For each module, we�ll assess you on your coursework components. These components typically consist of a performance and a critical reflection on that performance. You take one or two modules per term and there is a dissertation project to be taken over the final term. The MA Acting is practice-based, so the final dissertation module consists of a performance piece involving both acting and directing students and a critical reflection on that work.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time £ 41 per Single module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Square Stratford Newham E15 1NF South East

Key information

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0208 223 3333