A three years full-time course
Part of Manchester School of Theatre, the BA (Hons) Acting course provides the necessary experience and skills to train as a professional actor. Accredited by Drama UK, the course is recognised for its award-winning students, many of whom go onto very successful careers with the major theatre, film and television companies. Students have the opportunity to learn from professionals and the School has strong links with many ofthe regions key theatres, including The Royal Exchange Theatre, The Library Theatre, The Contact Theatre, Oldham Coliseum Theatre and Bolton Octagon Theatre.
- Recent students have won many prestigious awards including the Alan Bates Award, The Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award and the Laurence Olivier Bursary.
- Accredited by Drama UK.
- A nationally and internationally acclaimed course which has links with the region’s key employers including BBC, Granada, Royal Exchange Theatre, Contact Theatre and The Lowry.
- Former students include Sir Anthony Sher, Julie Walters, David Threlfall, Richard Griffiths, Bernard Hill, Steve Coogan, John Thomson, Noreen Kershaw, Amanda Burton and Adam Kotz.
You will study
Workshops, classes, seminars and public performances are designed to synthesise component skills that include voice, movement, acting, textual analysis and research. The course aims to nurture instinctive ability in an environment that allows for the development of new skills whilst simultaneously enabling you to recognise particular strengths and abilities.
In Year 1 your study units will include movement and voice, ensemble work, acting technique and scene study.
Year 2 will include experimental and devised theatre, Shakespeare, acting for camera, stage combat and singing.
Year 3 is performance-based and you will work with both staff and guest directors from across Europe in preparation for a series of fully realised public performances in the School’s own Capitol Theatre. Students are also trained to act for radio and take part in the annual Showcase event and festivals at London’s Globe Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company.
Continuous assessment and public performances.
93%* of dance, theatre and music graduates go straight into employment and/or further study. Students regularly go on to successful careers in film, television and theatre and previous graduates have established careers as actors, dancers, directors, theatre crew, teachers, artistic directors of their own theatre companies and other arts professionals. Music students have developed careers as performers, session musicians, composers or studio technicians. Alternatively, many students go on to postgraduate study and employment in a wide variety of professions
*Source: DLHE survey 2011 for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.
All Saints Campus, Manchester
Entry Requirements (2014 Entry)
|UCAS Tariff Points||280|
|UCAS Tariff Points/Grades to be obtained from full A levels or equivalent|
280 at A2 or equivalent (such as BTEC National Extended Diploma DMM at Level 3 or Advanced Diploma).
|Specific subjects required|
Five GCSE's at Grades A-C to include GCSE Grade C (or acceptable alternative) in English Language
A relevant Level 3 Access to HE Diploma will be considered for entry to this course.
|IELTS Score||6 with no element below 5.5|
Audition required. The course is highly competitive and you may be called back to a second or even third audition. There is a charge for the first audition. If applying using Foundation Diploma in Art and Design a minimum of a Merit is required.
UK and EU full-time students: £9,000
Non-EU full-time international students: £11,000
How to Apply
Apply through UCAS.
UCAS Code: W411