Taught course


University of East London · School of Arts and Digital Industries - ADI

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Fees to be confirmed

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978