3 Years (Full-time)
University of the West of England degree
Secondary School Diploma OR Foundation Certificate/Diploma or equivalent.

Sufficient knowledge of the English language

17+ by 1st September of year of entry

Subject to final approval

Course Insight

Our BA(Hons) Drama and Acting course is aimed at students with a passion for acting. You will have a love of performance and a willingness to work hard and be challenged. There is a strong focus on employability throughout. Staff and students will work closely together, sharing ideas and collaborating on productions. You will be given a firm foundation in drama, acting and creative writing in the first year, with a more specialist focus on acting in later years. As with live theatre, constructive and prompt feedback is central to the course.

Teaching and Learning

All acting modules will be taught through practical workshops. This is true of all workshop based performance modules, as well as Creative Writing. Theatre Studies is taught through a one hour lecture and two hour seminar process each week. You will engage in a unique curriculum and benefit from a variety of teaching methods. Most importantly we are fully committed to the personal development of our students.


Acting is largely assessed through performance, Creative Writing through portfolios, and Theatre Studies through presentations and essays. There are no written examinations. Grades from modules undertaken during all years of study will contribute to the final degree classification.

Enrolment and Duration

This is a 3 year full time programme comprising of 12 modules. Each year commences in late September/early October and runs for a period of 32 weeks. Students may enrol up to 2 weeks before the course starting date however; early enrolment is advised as places are limited.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be at least 17 years of age by 1st September of the year they wish to enter onto the course and must hold a Secondary School Diploma and have sufficient knowledge of the English language.

Graduation Requirements

To achieve the BA(Hons) degree award in Drama and Acting, students are required to complete all modules within the full duration of the course, earning a total of 360 credits. Students who complete all first year modules (120 credits) will be eligible for a Certificate in Drama and Acting; Students who complete all first and second year modules (240 credits) will be eligible for a Diploma in Drama and Acting. (See Course Structure)

Where Next?

This course is excellent preparation for entry onto postgraduate courses at universities and drama schools (acting, applied theatre and directing). We provide strong support for students doing auditions. Graduates can also use their outstanding communication skills in careers in the media and the arts, marketing and PR, education and the law or even start their own theatre company.

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