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For over 60 years, East 15 has produced actors, directors, producers, theatre practitioners and technicians for the international stage, TV, film and radio.  The School has two campuses - one in Loughton on the edge of East London and the other in the vibrant city of Southend-on-Sea.

East 15 offers an extraordinary, dynamic and unique portfolio of Undergraduate, Masters and PhD courses that span many areas of training for actors, directors, producers, technical theatre specialists and students of theatre practice. It is one of a leading group of UK conservatoires and is now one of the largest specialist drama schools in the UK, with a distinguished international teaching staff and an undergraduate and extensive postgraduate population of over 800 students.

In addition to the carefully selected UK students, we also teach and train students from over 26 countries worldwide. Our training is by professionals and for professionals, allowing our graduates to work successfully across the globe. Our outstanding international teaching faculty is made up of professionals from all areas of live and recorded performance.

The school offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. 
Undergrad Programs: 
  • BA Acting
  • BA Acting (International)
  • BA Acting & Contemporary Theatre
  • BA Acting & Community Engagement
  • BA Acting & Stage Combat
  • BA Acting & Physical Theatre
  • BA World Performance
  • BA Stage Production and Management
  • BA Creative Producing (Theatre and Short Film)
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Acting & Theatre Arts

Masters Programs: 
  • MA Acting
  • MA/MFA Acting (International)
  • MA/MFA Theatre Directing
  • MA Advanced Professional Theatre Practice
  • MA/MFA Acting for Digital Media
PhD Courses: 
  • PhD Drama and Performance (Practice as Research)
  • PhD Drama and Performance