With our BA Physical Theatre, we equip you with the necessary skills and vision to work as a creator and performer in international theatre which has, in recent years, become more physical, expressionistic and visual. Physical theatre draws its inspiration from popular forms and cultures (circus, street theatre etc), dance and mixed media. Many theatre companies, like Cirque du Soleil, now seek performers with advanced, specialist physical skills so, in addition to traditional acting skills, you are able to acquire a wide skills base in acrobatics, mask, puppetry, clowning, aerial work and mixed media
Our East 15 Acting School has trained actors, directors, producers and theatre technicians for stage, TV, film and radio for almost 50 years. Our dedicated approach to teaching and support was reflected in our ninth placing in the UK in the 2012 National Student Survey.
Our work is based on Joan Littlewoods famed Theatre Workshop but we are international in our outlook, regarding ourselves as a bridge between the best of British and worldwide performance traditions. We are also a member of the leading group of UK conservatoires, the Conference of Drama Schools, with many of our courses accredited by the National Council for Drama Training (NCDT).
It is not just money and success that makes you want to become an actor. There is the thrill of performance, the ability to affect an audience by creating an emotional experience, to have an artistic experience yourself in performing. In order to do this, you need to know what you are doing and a course in acting will train you for this and more. Professional musicians, athletes and dancers, embark on a lifetime of training that never ends and the same should be true for actors and those who wish to work in the theatre.
Our Southend Campus includes The Gateway Building, a modern, state-of-the-art building which provides fully equipped rehearsal rooms and studios with panoramic views across Southend-on-Sea. There are also seminar rooms and computer labs with media production resources. Clifftown Studios, a magnificent former church in the heart of Southends conservation area, offers a variety of unique spaces for rehearsal, technical and practical work, as well as a state-of-the-art theatre.
We operate a credit framework for our awards, which is based on principles widely used across the UK university sector. Each module has a credit rating attached and our standard three-year course consists of 360 credits (120 credits in your first year, and 240 credits across your second and final years).
Please note that module information on our course finder provides a guide to course content and may be subject to review on an annual basis.
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"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
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