Acting at University of Northampton - UCAS

Course summary

Why study Acting at the University of Northampton? Entering the Acting profession as a working stage and screen actor requires high-level skills and knowledge, which the BA (Hons) Acting programme at the University of Northampton is designed to help you develop. You’ll spend 30 hours per week for 30 weeks in practical training, showcasing your dedication and commitment. Our programme is recognised by both Equity and Spotlight, ensuring that the training provided is relevant, current and of an excellent industry level standard. We follow the ethos of craft, artistry and performance application while encouraging the continual journey of self-discovery, curiosity and the employment of your imagination in truthful characterisations. Key highlights:

  • Conservatoire-style teaching in dedicated specialist studios.
  • High profile guests delivering world class workshops throughout the year.
  • One of 9 institutions in the world to have Estill Voice International Education Affiliation status.
  • Links to prestigious Royal and Derngate Theatre.
  • 3 years full-time, and students are entitled to full Equity status upon graduation.
  • Home to the Midlands Voice Conference with links to industry world leaders.
  • Final year showcase in London to industry professionals (by invitation only).
By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:
  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (
  • At UON we guarantee a room in our Halls of Residence for all new full-time, first year students who apply and accept their room offer by June 2024 - and we won't ask for a deposit for September 2024**.
  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
The Northampton Employment Promise
  • We’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
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All modules are compulsory as they work together as a cohesive and holistic creative actor-training programme. STAGE 1: • Actors Body and Movement 1 • Acting Methodologies 1 • Theories & Histories of Acting • Vocal Technique for Actors 1 • Improvisation for Actors STAGE 2: • Media Acting • Working with a Director • Vocal Technique for Actors 2 • Acting Methodologies 2 • Actors Body & Movement 2 STAGE 3: • Acting Methodologies 3 • Negotiated Project • Industry Preparation • Vocal Technique for Actors 3 • Actors Body & Movement 3 Module information is quoted for 24/25 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly. 25/26 entry modules will be released in June 2025.

Assessment method

The course is mainly assessed through practical work, performances and presentations, worth 80% of your final grade, but there is some written work in the form of journals and industry relevant tasks such as character studies and funding applications, worth 20% of your final grade.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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We look forward to welcoming you to an interview or audition at the University of Northampton. Interviews and auditions are designed to be positive, supportive experiences and around 40% of our courses include one of these as part of the process. If you are invited for an interview or audition you will receive an email from us with all the details about what you need to prepare. You may also see an interview/audition notification via UCAS on your UCAS Hub account. Please note that school servers can block emails from us so make sure to use your personal email address in your application. This is also a good idea as it allows you to still have access to your UCAS account once you have left school/college. You can see the details about what will happen at the interview or audition for your subject area at If you have questions about the interview or audition process here at UON you can email [email protected].


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Acting at University of Northampton - UCAS