Acting (Theatre) at Bath Spa University - UCAS

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Course summary

BA Hons Acting provides intensive, rigorous conservatoire-style training and education for those planning a career as a performer

  • Learn by doing: spend most of your time in purpose-built studios where you'll develop a wide range of skills working with industry-experienced lecturers and directors.
  • Receive continuous personalised feedback that drives you towards excellence.
  • Develop your independent artistic practice in a welcoming creative space where you can thrive.
Taught at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts, Edinburgh, this is an intensively taught, vocational training in Acting, designed to develop individuals who are highly skilled, adaptable, and autonomous in their approach. This is a course that has high contact hours where you'll work with experienced lecturers and relevant industry professionals. This three-year degree in Acting is designed to empower you with the skills, knowledge and creative autonomy to gain and maintain a lasting career as a professional actor. MGA delivers a personal approach which constantly develops to reflect current industry standards. Alongside core disciplines in voice, movement and acting techniques, you'll perform in a variety of genres and styles. You'll engage in skills classes to prepare you to work in recorded media, including training for voiceover, self-taping and acting for camera. There's also an emphasis on making your own work though our actor-creator projects. You'll train in our purpose-built studios, alongside other trainee performers from all over the world and across several disciplines. This, linked with our industry relevant staff and contacts, provides you with the environment, the tools, and the inspiration to thrive in a career of acting. Taught at MGA Academy of Performing Arts in Edinburgh.


Year 1 is focused on the development of the technical and intellectual skill required for Acting. You'll study the following modules:

  • Acting Processes
  • Performance Skills (Voice and Movement)
  • Ensemble Studies
  • Anatomy and Kinesiology
  • Contextual Studies
Year 2 is focused on building on the skills developed in Year 1 and developing integrated performance skills.
  • Acting Processes
  • Performance Skills
  • Performance Workshop
  • Screen and Media
  • Contextual Studies (Theatre)
Year 3 is focused on developing advanced performance skills and advanced professional expertise in preparation for your launch into the industry.
  • Performance – Acting
  • Advanced Performance
  • Independent Research Project
- Entrepreneurship and Professional Studies.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through

  • Performances
  • Written coursework
  • Presentations
  • Portfolios
- Continuous practical assessment.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Auditions are in person at MGA campus in Edinburgh. A member of the team will be in touch within two weeks of submission to take successful applicants through the process.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

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Acting (Theatre) at Bath Spa University - UCAS