Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Acting

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Course summary

The BA Acting programme is a leading actor training based in the heart of Manchester. Led by a team of specialist and highly experienced directors, teachers and practitioners, the BA (Hons) Acting course at Manchester School of Theatre has an outstanding reputation for training actors with the skills necessary for a successful career in film, television, radio and stage. We are looking for your imagination, empathy, curiosity, passion and wonder. We are looking for expressive people who are energetic, dynamic and driven to tell stories. We will nurture your ability, teach you your craft and encourage you on the path to creative excellence. You will work from a wide range of practitioners and a wealth of inspiring teachers and professional practitioners. You will train in all aspects of the craft including Acting for Stage, Screen and Radio. Based in the Manchester School of Theatre, we have recently moved into our new building, specially built for us on Oxford Road. Our inspirational training venue will include:

  • A 180 seat fully equipped studio theatre, with dressing rooms and green room
  • Large movement and performance studios with sprung floors
  • 8 additional rehearsal studios
  • TV and radio studios
  • Tutorial rooms
  • Computer labs
The Acting course enjoys very strong links with many of the region's key employers including BBC, RNCM, the Hallé Orchestra, Royal Exchange Theatre, HOME, Bolton Octagon, Oldham Coliseum, Hull Truck Theatre and The Lowry. We also have creative partnerships with a number of national and international organisations including New National Theatre, Tokyo, the ETFI and Carnegie Mellon University. This course is taught by tutors and visiting actors and directors with a wealth of experience and expertise. Former students have gone on to highly successful careers in film, television and theatre and graduates include Sir Anthony Sher, Julie Walters CBE, Yasmin Mwanza, David Threlfall, John Bradley, Richard Griffiths, Bernard Hill, Steve Coogan, John Thomson, Elliot Knight, Assad Zaman, John Bradley, Annie Wallace, Graeme Hawley, Zoe Henry, Sarah Amankwah, Noreen Kershaw, Amanda Burton and Adam Kotz. FEATURES AND BENEFITS
  • World-class training in the heart of Manchester.
  • A brand-new inspirational training hub including state of the art theatre, studios and rehearsal rooms.
  • Recent students have won many prestigious awards including the Alan Bates Award, The Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award and the Laurence Olivier Bursary.
  • Selected students will get to participate in a number of events and collaborations including the Sam Wannamaker Award, RSC Weekend and potentially projects with the Hallé, RNCM, MIF and other international partners.
  • A nationally and internationally acclaimed course which has links with the region’s key employers including BBC, MIF, Royal Exchange Theatre, HOME, RNCM, Hallé Orchestra and The Lowry.
  • Strong links with the Manchester Writing School.

Course details


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application codes

Course code:
W411
Institution code:
M40
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE grade C/4 in English Language or Level 2 Functional Skills English pass Online audition required. The course is highly competitive and you may be called back to a second or even third audition. Please note the University does not accept deferred applications or advanced entry applications for this course.

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Interview


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
95%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/ba-acting/september-2022/#fees
Acting at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS