Information about our courses including entry requirements, fees and modules can be found on the individual course pages on the University of Essex website. We suggest you review these before you start your application.
You will be able to list up to 2 course preferences on your East 15 application form. Your first course preference should be the course that you are most interested in. If there is another course that you are also interested in, add that as your 2nd course preference. You do not need to complete a second preference if you do not want to. East 15 will consider applicants for all courses, taking note of the applicants’ course preferences.
Complete either a UCAS or Direct Application form (see below for more details). Please do not complete both. If you have already done this and are applying for a course that requires an audition, go to Step 3 below for instructions on how to complete the East 15 Application form.
If you are only applying for BA Stage and Production Management or BA Creative Producing (Theatre and Short Film) you do not need to do anything further. Following receipt of your UCAS or Direct Application form, you will receive an email from us inviting you to book an interview. There is no fee for attending an interview for these courses.
For all undergraduate courses that require an audition: Prepare your video audition. You will need to include a URL link for your audition video before you can move to the next step as we cannot process your East 15 Application Form without this.
Full details on what to prepare can be found on the Auditions page.
Complete the East 15 Application Form. At this stage, you will be able to select up to two East 15 courses that are your preferred course choices. Your first preference should be the course that you would most like to be considered for. Only complete the other preference if there is another course that you would be particularly interested in should you not be successful in your first preference.
We do automatically consider applicants for all our courses, taking into account the course preferences that you indicate.
Pay the £15 Round 1 audition fee or upload a completed Audition Fee Waiver application form with your East 15 application.
Audition Fee: There are links to the payment form in audition section of the application form itself and in the confirmation email that you will receive when the form is submitted. Please do not pay the fee without submitting your East 15 application form first. Please note that this fee is non-refundable. See terms and conditions (.pdf).
Audition Fee Waiver: Please see the section below for more information on our Audition Fee Waiver. If you think you are eligible for this, you should follow the instructions and have your application form and supporting evidence ready before you complete the East 15 Application Form.