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Theatre Arts courses

Join professional-level theatre productions and develop your craft

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

Open Days

Discover more about our range of courses and get a feel for life at for yourself at our next Open Day.

Why study theatre arts at ?

Our theatre arts courses allow you to learn and practice in a supporting and nurturing environment and our London campus has excellent facilities including a specialist theatre for you to train in a professional-level environment.

What will you learn/gain?

On our degrees you’ll gain experience of the theatre industry through exciting placements at one of our many partner venues and companies, including the National Theatre, Royal Opera House and Jackson's Lane, or lead on your own professional projects.

What are your career prospects?

Graduates have gone on to take up creative positions at leading London theatre venues such as The Young Vic and Camden People's Theatre or internationally renowned spaces, such as Osage Gallery. Our successful graduates include Alan Carr: comedian, broadcaster and writer, Munotida Chinyanga: Director and Sonic Artist, Zakk Hein: video designer, associate at Luke Halls Studio and many more.

World-class facilities

Strong industry links

Great career support

  • Studying Theatre Arts at

    Watch our video of the some of the performances, productions and backstage designing and set-ups that take place on our Theatre degrees.

  • A day in the life of a theatre arts student

    Hear from Theatre Arts students about what a typical day here at MDX looks like.

Theatre facilities

Our extensive multi-purpose teaching, performance and rehearsal spaces are designed to facilitate every aspect of the theatre making process in-house, and are kitted out with the most innovative lighting, sound and video technologies available.

Explore all our Performing Arts facilities

Meet Our Grads: Performing Arts

Want to learn more about how we support you with your career hear from our Performing Arts students.

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