Acting at Leeds College of Music - UCAS


Leeds College of Music

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

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Course summary

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This programme will be taught within a conservatoire (performance focused, specialist teaching within a specialist environment). The focus will be on Acting performance, i.e. embodied presence and performance, as opposed to technical theatre/design and direction. The key area of study focuses on Studio Training and Practice and Performance Practice – Acting, Voice and Performance/Movement. These three disciplines, led by Acting, form a cohesive and cross-disciplinary scheme of work which gives students a broad knowledge of practitioners and repertoire, whilst offering consistent practice development. The main outcomes of the programme are met by taking the developed skills and applying to published dramatic texts. There are opportunities for subsidiary activity; ensemble making, improvisation, acting for film and TV. But the dominant form is dramatic play text.

Course details


The programme has strands in Studio Training and Practice, Performance Practice, Contextual Studies and Professional Studies that span the three levels of the programme. Students focus primarily on their Studio Training and Practice and Performance Practice, which includes training in acting, voice and performance/movement. In these strands of the programme the training has a period of time each week dedicated to the acquisition of new skills and the routine training of the body, voice and mind which is imperative at this level. The remainder of the work on the module is on how these skills are brought together and how students would apply them in rehearsal/performance settings. All modules on the programme have been developed around key themes at each level: Self and other (Level 4) Style and Character (Level 5) Public performance and transition to the industry (Level 6) By working in this way we have been able to ensure that the programme progresses consistently across the piece and that all modules are connected across the level. The danger of splitting practical skills into their component parts (Acting, Movement, Voice, Performance etc) is that students sometimes do not apply skills from each module to the work in others. By having these binding themes across the level students will be able to see, more readily, the links between all of the various skills being acquired. The Acting strand acts as a central core to the embodied training. The schemes of work for Voice and Performance/Movement are built on skills, repertoire and materials being used in the Acting modules. Year 1 (Level 4) Compulsory modules: Acting 1 – Fundamentals of Dramatic Techniques Performance 1 – Movement and Ensemble Voice 1 – Fundamentals of Voice Performance Project 1 Contextual Studies 1 – Theatre Practice and Practitioners Professional Studies 1 – Working in the Arts Year 2 (Level 5) Compulsory modules: Acting 2 – Intermediate Dramatic Techniques Performance 2 – Movement and Devising Voice 2 – Intermediate Techniques in Voice Performance Project 2 Contextual Studies 2 – History and Context of Theatre Professional Studies 2 – Creating Your Own Work Year 3 (Level 6) Compulsory modules: Acting 3 – Advanced Dramatic Techniques Acting for Screen and Contemporary Media Voice 3 – Advanced Techniques in Voice Group Public Performance Preparation for the Profession - Showcase Module specifications can be found via the Leeds College of Music website:

Assessment method

The course is assessed via practical assessments and performances, coursework, portfolios, technical tests, presentations and written work. Formal assessments tend to take place over a period at the end of each semester or the end of the year. There are a handful of assignments with deadlines halfway through a semester.

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Application deadlines

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15 January

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Course codeW320
Institution code L30
Campus nameMain Site
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points 96 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 studies or equivalent, which normally include an A Level or a BTEC Extended Diploma in an Acting-related subject.

A minimum of three GCSEs including English Language at Grade C or above or equivalent. IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each component) (or equivalent where the applicant does not require a Tier 4 visa to study) where an applicant’s first language is not English.

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Additional entry requirements


Applicants are required to attend an audition for this course. Further details will be sent when your application has been received.


Audition, Interview and Portfolio guides can be found on our website:


Acting applicants will need to attend an audition. Audition guides can be found on our website:

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 £17250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please visit our website for further information: HOME/EU: INTERNATIONAL: International Students - 4 Year courses: £14,000 for the Foundation Year, then £17,250 per year thereafter
Acting at Leeds College of Music - UCAS