Dissertation (MA)

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Tuesday 22 April 2025
Friday 27 June 2025
30 April 2021


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MA W41212 Acting (International),
MA W412MO Acting (International),
MFA W412MO Acting (International)

Module description

MA Acting (International) students may opt to write a 12,000 word dissertation exploring through research and critical enquiry a topic related to acting technique or process, or to methods and theories of actor training.

Module aims

1. To allow the student to initiate and pursue a substantial independent project
2. To enable the student to reflect critically and creatively on a range of skills and knowledge appropriate to the training and preparation of the actor

Module learning outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate:

1. The ability to plan and complete a substantial independent project, with limited tutorial guidance
2. A detailed and critical understanding of the chosen material, including its original cultural and intellectual context, and the responses of theorists and practitioners to it
3. Comprehensiveness and discrimination in the gathering, editing and presentation of research materials
4. Clarity in the communication of the results of research and critical inquiry

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Supervision tutorial, independent study


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

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Dissertation     

Additional coursework information

12,000 word written dissertation

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

100 per cent Coursework Mark


100 per cent Coursework Mark

Module supervisor and teaching staff



External examiner

Mr Hugh Hodgart
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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