Norwich University of the Arts

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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The BA (Hons) Acting course presents an opportunity to develop as a performing artist and work towards a successful career in film, television or radio. Building on NUA’s well-established expertise in film, moving image, sound, animation and visual effects, this course focuses on live and recorded screen and voice performance. Your professional and technical development as a performer will be supported by expert staff and you will have access to studios and rehearsal spaces. The camera will be the focal point for learning and teaching as you master performance techniques and receive feedback and review your work with your peers and professional teaching staff. We will help you develop vital skills in self-promotion as you build your online presence to showcase your growing portfolio of work. The skills and stage craft you will acquire will open a range of career opportunities within the acting profession and wider industry, where communication skills are in high demand.

Course details


You can find more information about the content of the BA (Hons) Acting course at

Assessment method

The University assesses you through the coursework you produce as you complete each unit. Each unit will require you to present a body of creative work which may include recorded finished performance pieces of work and rehearsals, written work, your research, and a reflective journal which allows you to evaluate your learning and highlight your strengths and areas for further development. You can find out more information about our assessment methods at

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW410
Institution code N39
Campus nameNorwich University of the Arts
Campus codeA

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

For Year 2 entry you will need 120 credits at Level 4 or equivalent experience.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 points

Norwich University of the Arts will accept other pre-entry qualifications or combinations of different qualifications. Applications may also be considered from candidates who do not meet these minimum entry requirements. NUA welcomes individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and previous educational or professional experiences, including those with non-standard qualifications.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


Once you have applied to BA (Hons) Acting at NUA, you will be invited to attend an audition. This, combined with your interview, will be used to assess your suitability for the course. For more information, please visit our website at


The interview and audition process provides an invaluable chance to meet course tutors and is the major factor in determining the success of your application. The interview is an opportunity for us to assess your potential and the suitability of your application and also provides you with a chance to access NUA’s staff, campus and facilities and to ask questions. For more information please visit our website at

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £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
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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