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Acting (International), M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
The Acting (International) course offered by the University of Essex offers the full spectrum of acting skills, including voice, movement and singing and approaches to rehearsal and public performances. It draws on existing practice but supplements this work with specific teaching and learning processes especially suitable for overseas students.

About

The Acting (International) course offered by the University of Essex focuses on advanced practical acting skills and also takes in the study of Shakespeare and other classical traditions. The MA runs for 1 year on a full-time basis and the MFA for 2 years. MA and MFA students take the same modules in their first year. In their second year, MFA students work within a repertory company format to present a range of fully-staged productions in each of the three terms, followed by a written dissertation or practical project.

MA/MFA Acting (International) offers regular classes, during the year, for English first-language and English second-language students. The English first language students (USA, Canada, Australia etc) concentrate on accent/dialect and received pronunciation (RP), while the second-language students focus more on accent, rhythm, stress and diction.

All students participate in public performances during their study. By the end of the course, you will be able to work in accurate English dialect and perform sophisticated texts with confidence.

Your future

You will have a comprehensive, professional training that will enable you to pursue a professional career in theatre and related professions in an increasingly global industry.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Acting Technique
  • Character and Scene Work
  • Contemporary UK Texts
  • Shakespeare

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There is no application deadline but we recommend that you apply before 1 July for our taught courses starting in October.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Academic Requirements

UK entry requirements
  • This course is not available to UK applicants.
International & EU entry requirements

  • We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          15935 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 15935 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
        • EU/EEA Applies to you

          14445 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 14445 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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