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    1 Year


Course summary
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.




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Docklands Campus, University Way, E16 2RD


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FROM DEGREE Minimum 2.1 Honours in Theatre/Performance studies or related subject We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. Applicants will be expected to attend an audition and an interview.

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  • Acting
  • Theatre
  • Directing
  • Art

Course programme

What you'll learn
We will lead you through the key building blocks to make your performance shine, giving you a complete grounding in a range of different approaches to acting.

So you will study naturalism, realism, contemporary devising, intercultural performance, production and practice as research.

You will look at the dynamically interrelated skills of acting, voice and movement and take a module in how to stage performances, during which you’ll be mentored by members of a professional theatre company.

Our course is practice-based, so your final piece of theatre will be a performance piece involving both acting and directing students, while also producing a critical reflection on your own work.

This double module is capped by your final degree show, which will be devised and created by you. It could be purely a solo effort but, alternatively, you could collaborate with performers from other UEL courses in dance and music.

Either way, it’s a big opportunity, offering you the chance to develop important future contacts while acting as the main shop window for your talents.

What you'll study
Actor Training (core)
Performance Laboratory (core)
Staging Performance (core)
Research Methods (core)
Dissertation (core)
How you'll be assessed
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.


£ 8,100 + VAT