The Theatre Directing programme offered by University of East London 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.
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.UEL Fashion and Textiles area has strong links with industry that have been developed over the past 30 years and have worked with companies such as Erdem, Polo Ralph Lauren, Jenny Packham, The Collection, Asos, Marks and Spencer, Timothy Everest to name some. UEL fashion students are in high demand in industry for placement candidates as well as graduate employees due to their high level of skills and professionalism.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Contemporary Performance Making
- Performance Laboratory
- Research Methods in Creative Practice
- Dissertation by Practice
- MFA Creative Practice
- MFA Professional Platform
- Director and the Text
- 24 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
DisciplinesManagement, Organisation & Leadership Theatre & Dance View 176 other Masters in Theatre & Dance in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths.
International13200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13200 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA9420 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9420 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
Part-time UK/EU: £1,470 per 30 credit module
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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