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East 15 Acting School

East 15 Acting School

East 15 Acting School application form

Before starting your East 15 application, please read the information on our Applying pages (for Undergraduate and Masters courses) and ensure you have all the information you need, including a headshot photo, as you will not be able to save this form to submit at a later date.

For more information about East 15 courses at the University of Essex, please visit the East 15 Acting School website.

Auditions and Audition Fees
Most East 15 courses require an audition and there is a non-refundable fee for this, which you will be required to pay before your application will be considered. For 2021 entry the audition fees required are:

  • £15 for Round 1 (video submission). This is required at the initial application stage for your video submission to be considered.
  • £30 for Round 2 (workshop audition). If you are successful in being shortlisted based on your video submission East 15 will contact you by email to request this and to arrange your workshop audition.

The following courses do not require an audition or audition fee to be paid as you will be invited to an interview following receipt of your application:

  • BA Stage and Production Management
  • BA Creative Producing (Theatre and Short Film)
  • MA/MFA Theatre Directing
  • MA Advanced Professional Theatre Practice

Audition Fee Waiver
Undergraduate applicants may be eligible for an audition fee waiver. To apply, complete the form and upload this and any supporting documents with your East 15 application form below. Please note you must submit this at the point of submitting your East 15 application form.

Further information about auditions, what to prepare, and the format required for your video submission can be found on our webpages.

Undergraduate applications
If you are only applying for an undergraduate course that requires an interview (BA Stage and Production Management or BA Creative Producing (Theatre and Short Film)) do not complete this form - please apply via UCAS or Direct Admissions.

All other undergraduate courses require an audition and you will therefore need to complete either a UCAS or Direct application to the University of Essex and the East 15 application form below. Please complete and submit your UCAS or Direct Admissions application before completing the East 15 application form. You need only apply to one East 15 course within the UCAS application system, we will take note of any additional courses you wish to be considered for based on the information submitted in this application form.

If you are applying to other institutions, or already hold a UCAS application form, you must apply to us through UCAS. If you are only applying to the University of Essex you can complete a Direct Admissions application.

Masters applications
If you are applying for a Masters course, you only need to complete the East 15 application form below.

Final things to note before submitting your East 15 application form:

  • Applicants to Masters courses are encouraged to upload additional materials such as a CV.
  • It is not possible to upload media files (video, music etc). Your video submission must be provided in URL format.
  • Applicants may only submit one application per application cycle.
  • Please email us at if you have any further queries about the application process.
  • Already submitted your East 15 application form? Don’t fill in this form again if you wish to amend any details you provided previously or if you wish to provide additional documents (e.g. headshot photo). Instead, send us an email, making sure you include your full name, date of birth and details of the changes you need to make to your application.

All questions marked with a red star * are compulsory.

Please do not use angle brackets (example: < or >) in the text boxes.

Course selection
Level of study *
Applicant details
Title *
First name *
(Maximum of 50 characters)
Last name *
(Maximum of 50 characters)
Preferred name
Age at start of course *
Date of birth *
Day Month Year
Gender *

Email address *
(Maximum of 100 characters)
Nationality *
Country of birth *
Country of permanent residence *
Dual nationality *
Address line 1 *
(Maximum of 250 characters)
Address line 2
(Maximum of 250 characters)
Town/city *
(Maximum of 250 characters)
Country *
Postcode, zip code or equivalent
(Maximum of 12 characters)
Telephone number *
(Maximum of 50 characters)
Mobile number
(Maximum of 50 characters)
What is your fee status? *
Is English your first language?

If English is not your first language we will assess your language skills at audition/interview. If you are then successful your offer may, if applicable, contain a condition that you supply proof of an English language qualification (i.e. IELTS).

All applicants are required to audition or interview. *

Option 1


Further information about auditions, what to prepare, and the format required for your video submission, can be found on our preparing for audition webpages.

Your video submission can be submitted by providing a URL (e.g. to YouTube). If the site where your video is being hosted requires a password, please clearly note the password after the URL in the box below. Please note we are unable to accept links to Facebook pages.

(Maximum of 1000 characters)

Option 2


Information about your interview and what to prepare, will be sent to you once your application has been received.

Please note, if you are applying for multiple courses and one or more of your choices requires an audition, you must select option 1 and pay the video submission fee.

Please tick all applicable boxes:

ALL applicants must tick the following:


Recent work experience (all work experience is relevant for assessment of 'life experience').
Start date End date Employer
(Maximum of 100 characters)
(Maximum of 300 characters)
Only fully completed rows will be saved and you should select the 1st of the month if you do not know the exact day. If you do not yet have an end date, then please enter the 01/10/2022
Previous amateur and professional theatre training
(Maximum of 3000 characters)
Languages spoken
(Maximum of 450 characters)
Musical ability and skills

Include any previous tuition in singing and/or playing an instrument/grades.

(Maximum of 450 characters)
Other relevant skills or experience
(Maximum of 3000 characters)
Education from age 16 *
Please list your most recent qualifications first and include any qualifications you are currently studying for. Include anything you have studied at sixth form, further education college or university. You do not need to list your high school/secondary school qualifications.

If you have not yet completed the qualifications listed, please enter 'Pending' in the grades/award column.
Only fully completed rows will be saved and you should select the 1st of the month if you do not know the exact day.
Date completed or due to be completed Institution
(Maximum of 100 characters)
Qualification (e.g Degree, BTEC Extended Diploma, A Level etc) and subject studied
(Maximum of 100 characters)
(Maximum of 30 characters)
Further information
Write a statement explaining why you wish to study your chosen course(s) at East 15 Acting School *
(Maximum of 10,000 characters)
Do you have a disability that may affect your audition/interview?
East 15 Acting School welcomes applications from students with disabilities and special educational needs. You are encouraged to let us know of any relevant conditions so that we can ensure this is taken into consideration and that any reasonable adjustments are made.
(Maximum of 250 characters)
How did you hear about East 15 Acting School? *

If you are applying through an agent and would like us to liaise with the agent in relation to your application, please could you provide details in this section of the form. Name
(Maximum of 100 characters)

Email address
(Maximum of 100 characters)

Telephone number (including international code)
(Maximum of 50 characters)
Nominated Person
If you would like to nominate another person that we can discuss your application with (i.e. your parent/carer, teacher, partner or friend) please give their details here Name
(Maximum of 100 characters)

Relationship to applicant
(Maximum of 100 characters)

Email address
(Maximum of 100 characters)

Telephone number (including international code)
(Maximum of 50 characters)
In order to complete your application, we need to know that you fully understand the East 15 terms and conditions.

Please indicate by ticking the boxes that you are in agreement with each statement. *


During the admissions process all information you supply to the University will adhere to the principles set out in its Privacy Notice for Students. This information is only disclosed within the University to members of staff who process your application and to contact you with information relevant to your application. This may include overseas members of staff if your application is made outside of the UK. Failure to provide required data may result in your application not being processed. Where required as part of this process, we will check the accuracy of your data against external sources (for example exam boards or reference providers) and may also confirm your data to other higher education institutions, government agencies or those acting on behalf of the government. If your application is successful and you register as a student, some or all of this information will form part of your student record. If you are unsuccessful in your application or you do not take up an offer of a place, data will be held on our systems for 8 years. Data retention within Admissions is currently being reviewed. If you want to withdraw your application at any stage then please contact

On the following page, you'll be asked to upload a photo and the Audition Fee Waiver form (if applicable).