Acting at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS

Course summary

Learn the tools to become a working actor in the contemporary industry. Take advantage of our exciting industry links and fantastic theatre and stage facilities to refine your practice. Blending industry insight from practitioners and specialist skills such as voice work, script writing, and stage combat, you’ll be perfectly positioned to break into the vibrant and creative industry. As you progress through our programme, you’ll train to a high level of technical ability. You will study multiple aspects of acting including Shakespearean theatre, naturalism, postmodernism, circus, and clowning. You’ll also explore contemporary acting such as virtual reality (VR), computer generated imagery (CGI), television and radio speaking. Alongside improving your core disciplines of voice, movement, and acting, you’ll improve your creative and transferable skills, becoming an independent thinker and motivated and reflective artist. You’ll become physically and vocally flexible, ready to emerge into the industry. Our programme is based in the heart of the Cultural Quarter in Leeds, so you’ll be surrounded by local practitioners at organisations such as Leeds Playhouse, Northern Ballet, Phoenix Dance, Red Ladder, BBC, and Munro House Arts Centre.


Modules may include: Year 1 (Level 4): Actor’s Toolbox 1 (20 credits) Actor’s Toolbox 2 (20 credits) What is Acting? (20 credits) Identity (20 credits) The History of Theatre (A Practical Exploration) (20 credits) Actor Development (20 credits) Year 2 (Level 5): Actor’s Toolbox 3 (20 credits) Contemporary Acting (20 credits) Performance (40 credits) Professional Engagement (20 credits) Theatre for Contemporary Audiences (20 credits)

Assessment method

You will be assessed in a variety of modes. This will vary depending on the style of module, The majority of assessments will be practical performances. Alongside these you will be expected to undertake written work in the form of blogs, workbooks, essays and presentations.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We accept International applications subject to our sponsor licence application being approved.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


A successful interview or audition required.


A successful interview or audition required.


International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria. University Centre Leeds welcomes applications from mature* applicants who may not have met the academic criteria, but who can demonstrate a wealth of experience in their chosen field. Candidates in this category and otherwise are likely to be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and may be asked to provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application. *Typically 21 years and over at the start of the course, however younger applicants will be considered subject to experience. The course structure actively supports claims for Recognition of Prior Certified Learning (RPCL) or Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL).

English language requirements

English Language Grade C or above (grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs. IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component.

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

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year. There are additional costs associated with certain elements of this programme, which may include: optional trips and visits, specialist equipment, and tickets. These costs will be led by the nature of the work that you produce, however you will be expected to meet the costs of production of your projects.
Acting at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS