Theatre Production

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Tuesday 22 April 2025
Friday 27 June 2025
09 March 2023


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MA W41012 Acting,
MFA W41020 Acting

Module description

This module requires students to address the demands they will meet in the professional theatre and focuses on public performance of full-length plays. Plays are produced that extend performance repertoire and reflect the needs of the individual year.

Under the guidance of the year tutor students will be expected to initiate cast warm-up, care of costume, make-up etc. By the completion of the theatre production, students will be expected to have attained a degree of professionalism, which will fully equip them for the highly competitive career of acting.

The requirements of the Studio Theatre Production expose a range of textual and character demands. These full-length productions are designed to extend and consolidate students` strengths as professional actors.

Plays are chosen to show students` abilities to best advantage and to give them the opportunity of full-scale ensemble work in public performance. In each of the Professional Productions students are directed as and by professionals rather than tutored.

Module aims

The aims of this module are for students to become increasingly able to:

  • Communicate with and respond to an audience

  • Interpret, deliver and contribute to the director's vision for production

  • Express and develop acting skills as part of a public presentation

  • Sustain character within the demands of a technical production

  • Avail themselves of psychological and emotional fluidity, as well as physical and vocal techniques to professional standards

  • Deliver creative performances which are both spontaneous and consistent

  • Take action towards placing themselves in the industry (meeting agents, casting directors etc)

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to:

  1. Have the ability to perform and communicate to audiences

  2. Have the ability to take, use and capitalise on direction

  3. Have the ability to sustain appropriate character choices in creation of a character

  4. Have the ability to use their physiology and psychology to create appropriate physical and vocal choices

  5. Begin to apply the principals of professional development to maximise their opportunities of creating relationships and ensuring their work is seen by appropriate individuals

  6. Have the ability to work generously as part of a team

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Research and Independent Study Workshops, Practical Classes, Rehearsals, Screenings and Personal Development Journal


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Practical   Continuous assessment     

Additional coursework information

As assessment is on a continuous basis, particular emphasis is placed on how the individual student has progressed from last term based on their success at demonstrating the learning outcomes of this component. Account is also taken of students` overall contribution to the whole project in addition to their work on their own character/s.

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Ms Andrea Brooks, email: brooksa@essex.ac.uk.
Andrea Brooks, Visiting Directors
For further information please email brooksa



External examiner

Prof Anthony Dean
University of Winchester
Emeritus Professor
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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