All applicants are required to submit a video audition or participate in an interview.
Applicants may only apply and audition once in each academic year.
We strongly suggest you read our information about what to prepare for auditions thoroughly before applying.
Audition or interview date
Following submission of your application to East 15, you will receive confirmation that it has been received. If we require any further information from you, our Admissions Team will contact you by email. If you have applied for an auditioning course, our tutors will review your Round 1 video audition and we will notify you of the outcome. If you are successful, we will invite you to a Round 2 audition. If you have applied for an interviewing course only, we will be in touch as soon as possible following receipt of your application to arrange your interview.
Please read our audition guidance and the Application and Audition Terms and Conditions (.pdf) for more details.
All correspondence from East 15 and admissions will be via email. Please ensure that you check your inbox regularly (we also recommend that you check junk/spam folders just in case your email provider filters our emails).
You should expect to hear from us via email within 10 working days of your application - at busy times (usually January to April), this may take longer. The outcome of your audition/interview will be one of the outcomes below:
|Round 1 video audition applicants
|Progress to Round 2 audition/workshop
You have been successful in the first stage of your application and will receive an invite to participate in a Round 2 audition/workshop. This may take place on campus, at a regional or international venue or online.
At your Round 2 audition, East 15 will consider you for all courses, taking note of your course preferences.
You have not passed the Round 1 audition and we are not able to offer a place on any of our acting courses at East 15 Acting School. If you have also applied for one of our courses that requires an interview, we will contact you by email to ask if you are still interested and to set up an interview date.
|Round 2 audition and interview applicants
|Formal Conditional Offer
You have been successful at audition/interview and made an offer.
You will receive all the information you need from us by email including setting up your myEssex applicant portal, where you will be able to view and download your offer letter.
All East 15 offers are conditional on paying the refundable £300 course deposit (refunds subject to Terms and Conditions for Course Deposit (.pdf)) by the deadline stated in your offer. Other conditions, such as exam results or receipt of requested documents may also be included in your offer.
In some cases, we may ask for further information from you before we can process your offer. It is important that you respond as quickly as possible to any information requests. If you fail to provide requested information, you may lose your offer of a place at East 15 Acting School.
You are wait listed for one of our courses and we will contact you by email if a place becomes available on an appropriate course. There is no guarantee of an offer. Offers to Wait List applicants can be made at any time, up to the start of the course. You will also be told by email if we close our wait list and are not making any further offers.
Wait list offers are for the current point of entry only and cannot be deferred. If we are unable to make you an offer, you will need to re-apply in the next application cycle.
||You have not been successful at audition/interview and we are not able to offer a place on any of our courses at East 15 Acting School.
If an applicant is offered a place on their first preferred course, they will then not be considered for any other courses.
East 15 consider applicants for all courses, taking note of the applicants’ course preferences. You could therefore, be offered a place on a course that you have not applied for, but is one that our tutors feel would best suit your skills. If an alternative course is offered, then you have been unsuccessful in your application for your other course preferences.
Receiving an offer
You will receive an email from us informing you of your offer and directing you to your myEssex applicant portal where you will be able download your offer letter. Your letter will include the conditions of our offer and important response deadline information. It is important that you respond to any requests for further information within the period given as our offer may be withdrawn if we do not hear from you.
Please note, successful applicants must also submit a formal response to the University (accepting or declining the offer) through their myEssex applicant portal. You must also pay a refundable £300 course deposit (refunds subject to Terms and Conditions for Course Deposit (.pdf) by the deadline stated in your offer in order to secure your place at East 15.