Acting at University of Winchester - UCAS

Course summary

  • Join a lively community of like-minded people to explore the full breadth of acting skills from singing to stage fighting
  • Enjoy opportunities to act, direct and devise performance work across a broad range of contexts for stage and screen
  • Gain core skills in communication and team building valued in a variety of employment contexts including the theatre, the creative industries, education and beyond
  • Benefit from excellent working partnerships with local venues, festivals and theatre companies
  • This innovative and rewarding course sees the Department of Performing Arts offer its first conservatoire‐style training programme.
It’s a competitive industry so you’ll need to be up for the challenge, but over three years you will get to enrich your imagination, build resilience and consolidate your own working methodology. In short, you’ll develop the artistic skills to forge a successful career as an actor. The course combines elements of traditional actor training with specialist content in community and theatre-in-education work alongside outdoor and site-specific performance. So as well as mastering body, voice and movement skills you may find yourself performing in schools or at summer festivals. This is a highly vocational programme with a conservatoire-style intensity of focus. It is delivered by our talented teaching staff who have worked around the world as actors, directors, stage managers, and technicians. You will work in a variety of genres and repertoires, from classical to contemporary, and take part in regular performances so that you graduate ready for professional life on the stage, screen and radio. There are excellent studio and training facilities on campus, including purpose-built rehearsal, movement and performance spaces. You’ll also have access to two HD TV studios with green screens, a computerised radio studio and film-making equipment. And you will receive excellent career development and support during your study, including preparation for agents, casting directors and auditions. Our existing relationships with ‘Playing to the Crowd’ (Theatre Royal Winchester/Hat Fair), The Point Eastleigh, Anvil Arts and The Mayflower offer you a variety of production and professional engagement opportunities to enrich and enhance your experience. You will graduate as a confident, expressive and creative actor ready to make an impression in theatre, film and television as well as in a range of other contexts such as Theatre in Education, community drama, drama therapy, arts development, teaching and the media.

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

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.

Additional entry requirements



English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16700 Year 1
International £16700 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

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (
Acting at University of Winchester - UCAS