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Studying Theatre

What to look forward to

In 2021, Theatre Arts won MDXSU Course of the Year voted for by students, showing how much our community love the dynamic and practice-based teaching and learning they do here.

Get ready to explore all aspects of making theatre and choose your specialism, in one of the few courses that offer degrees in Acting, Design or Directing.

  • Reach your full creative potential in our facilities

    You’ll have our five studio theatres at your fingertips, designed and equipped with maximum flexibility in mind to facilitate your ideas.

    Our main house Theatre is equipped with great access to all the ancillary spaces such as dressing rooms, workshops etc.

    We have the latest technological equipment for you to use, such as up-to-date LED lighting, 3D printing, specialist workshops, holographic gauzes, VR and more!

  • Hands on learning and collaboration

    Theatre BA will be taught almost exclusively on campus in the studio. Practice-based workshops, fully staged productions, technique classes and seminars will all be face to face, allowing you to make the most of our wonderful facilities, connect with your classmates and be a part of our creative community. Some meetings and tutorials will be on Zoom to give you extra flexibility, but all core classes will be on campus so you can make the most of our vibrant learning environment that supports collaboration and exploration.

Innovative teaching from experienced practitioners and academics

You’ll be taught by professional practitioners from all areas across theatre, including actors, designers, directors and stage managers and will collaborate on full-scale theatre productions. You’ll have the choice to explore optional skills you may not have previously been exposed to, including stand-up comedy, playwriting, VR, MoCap and much more, as well as your core bespoke technique and skills sessions in acting, design and directing.

Support for your successful career in theatre

  • Collaborate directly with industry specialists through career-focused events with industry partners. We have collaborated with the Mountview MA Site-specific course for the past three years, producing work at HMP Holloway, and we work with a range of organisations including Improbable Theare Company, Haringey Shed, Arcola, Hackney Empire and Camden Peoples Theatre.
  • Work professionally on international productions and festivals. In the past, students have worked in Italy, Slovenia, Bulgaria, UK including Edinburgh Festival and the Brighton Fringe.
  • Benefit from two compulsory Theatre Industry modules in years 2 and 3, connecting you with key networks, skills, placements and projects to support your ongoing employability.

The team is looking forward to welcoming you to Middlesex! With our state-of-the art facilities and extensive industry connections, we’re excited to see you develop into a professional, ready to take on the theatre industry.

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