East 15 Acting School

Information for current students

Information for Current Students

What you need to know

As a current student you have access to an extensive range of resources, support and facilities at East 15 and the University of Essex.

If you have any questions, get in touch
Why we're great
  • Over 50 years of experience in the industry
  • We teach and train students from over 26 countries worldwide
  • 97% overall student satisfaction rating in the 2020 National Student Survey
BA Acting
BA Acting
BA Physical Theatre
BA Physical Theatre

Resources, support & facilities

Term dates

Term dates for all students for 2020-21

Applicants should not assume that term dates will be exactly the same from year to year.

Student handbooks

 You will need a University of Essex log in to access these resources:


You will need a University of Essex log in to use Moodle.


Professional Code of Conduct

The Professional Code of Conduct is applied at the beginning of the academic year to all practice-led postgraduate modules and all undergraduate modules in Years 2 and 3.  First-year Undergraduate and Cert HE in Theatre Arts students are exempt from the Part A of the PCC up to (and including) Friday 1 November 2019. After this date, the PCC will be applied to ALL students. Please ensure you are familiar with this document:

Federation of Drama Schools Ethical Code

In the wake of recent revelations in the theatre world concerning sexual harassment, the member schools of the Federation of Drama Schools have looked carefully at existing rehearsal and training processes to see how improvements can be rapidly made. For details please see:

For more information about East 15's response to the to the Ethical Code and our associated policies, please visit Moodle.

Equality and Diversity

Our Anti-Racism Action Plan can be read in full here.

The University has a zero tolerance approach to sexual violence, harassment and hate crime. If you need to report an incident, please use the University's 'Report and Support' tool so that the School and University are aware of the specifics, can investigate and take appropriate action. 

The University's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy can be read here

Fees and funding information

Student staff liaison committee meetings

To access information about the Student and Staff Liaison Committee including minutes and reports, please visit Moodle.

Learn a language

Do you want to speak French (in Loughton) or French, German or Spanish (in Southend)? Our Languages for All programme gives you the chance to learn a language as no extra cost, alongside your degree, helping you stand out when applying for jobs after you graduate.


Loughton - 

Pay your locker deposit here

Please bring proof of payment to Reception where a key will be available for collection. If you are a BA Stage & Production Management student, please collect your key from your Head of Course. 

Refunds are payable once locker keys have been handed back to Reception. 

Lost keys will result in students losing their deposit.

Southend - 

A new system will be implemented in the 2020 autumn term and students will be notified with specifics. 

East 15's training emphasises a balance between personal discovery, intuition and technical skills. The aim is to give students the basic awareness and confidence that will allow them to continue to learn and perfect their craft in years to come.
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