We're 1st in the UK for Drama National Student Survey 2018 Develop your acting skills to a professional standard, while exploring English literature, and gain a deep understanding of the relationship between text and performance. Acting is the practical realisation of text and is closely linked to the discipline of English. This course allows you to develop your acting skills while studying English literature, giving you a firm knowledge base from which to work in either field. This unique combination of study will open up many options for work or further academic study. You’ll have a range of options, which will allow you to tailor the' course to fit your particular interests, and have the chance to develop allied skills such as theatre directing. Acting classes cover acting for both stage and screen, and will include substantial workshop performances as well as public productions in the final year, including the opportunity to present your own fully supported show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. When you leave the course you’ll be armed with a career action plan, a show reel and significant experience in both acting and English. Please visit our website for full course and module details.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Standard Qualification Requirements
Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements SQA Advanced Higher - BBC to include English at grade B. A Level - BBB to include English. HND - Pass HND in a relevant, performance based subject, with a grade B in the graded unit. Higher English at B or A Level English at C also required. An Acting audition and interview are also required for this course.
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6.0.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|