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Course summary

Our BA (Hons) Acting (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) is a five year degree programme, specifically designed to provide international students with the English language and creative skills before they embark on year one of a degree. Your fourth academic year would then include a year in industry placement. Create your own stories, tell the stories of others, and learn the skills to tell them on stage and on screen on this e degree at UCA Farnham. Our immersive degree is about preparing you for an career in theatre or film in the modern landscape – with an awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion in the industry, and cultural and global influences – and giving you the entrepreneurial skills to move with the times. You’ll benefit from the insight and experience of our academic team and the expertise of our partnership with Farnham Maltings, learning from actors, screenwriters, theatre makers and directors. This partnership and your proximity to UCA Farnham’s Film & Media Centre mean you’ll learn in large performance spaces and studios, and have access to sound recording studios, filmmaking equipment. And you’ll have the chance to collaborate with students from across film and media to make amazing work. Related courses:

  • BA (Hons) Film Production (with Integrated International Foundation Year & Professional Practice Year)
  • BA (Hons) Design for Theatre and Screen (with Integrated International Foundation Year & Professional Practice Year)
  • BA (Hons) Film and Screen Studies (with Integrated International Foundation Year & Professional Practice Year)
  • BMus (Hons) Composition for Screen (with Integrated International Foundation Year & Professional Practice Year)

Modules

For our students coming from a non-UK educational background, UCA has launched an Integrated International Foundation Year, based at UCA Farnham to bring students from around the world to one hub of creativity. This year of preparatory study is designed to give you the skills you’ll need to start your degree in the best possible way – with confidence, solid knowledge of creative practice, study skills and the English speaking and writing skills you’ll need to succeed. You’ll explore a range of creative techniques and develop your portfolio, with your chosen subject in mind. We’ll work with you throughout the year to ensure you’re on the right track and give you the tools to achieve your highest potential on your degree. If you opt to complete a professional practice year, this will take place in year three. You will undertake a placement within the creative industries to further develop your skills and CV. While on your Professional Practice Year, you will be required to pay a reduced tuition fee for that year. This fee will be determined using government funding regulations. Based on current regulations, we expect this to be a maximum of 20% of the tuition fee rate that you are charged for your second year of study. You will also incur additional travel and accommodation costs during this year. The University will provide you with further advice and guidance about this as you approach your Professional Practice Year. Please note: If you are an international applicant, you will need to enrol onto the course ‘with Professional Practice Year’. It will not be possible to transfer onto the Professional Practice Year after enrolment


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W41D
Institution code:
C93
Campus name:
Farnham
Campus code:
F

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For further information on how to apply to UCA: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/applying-to-uca/

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

https://uca.ac.uk/study/accepted-qualifications/

Additional entry requirements

Other

An audition/portfolio review is not required for this course but we will invite you to an Applicant Day to meet the course team. Alternatively, we can arrange an online meeting with the course team. Details will be provided once we've received your application.

Audition

An audition is required for this course. We will either invite you to an Applicant Day where the audition will take place, or we will ask you to upload your audition to your UCA Applicant Portal. Details will be provided once we've received your application.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5

We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).

For more information on English Language Requirements, please visit our website:

https://www.uca.ac.uk/International-study/language-requirements-support/


Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17500 Year 1
International £17500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Further information relating to fees and finance can be located at: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/fees-finance/

Sponsorship information

At UCA we have a number of scholarships and fee discounts available to assist you with the cost of your studies. Further details can be found via our Scholarships page: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/scholarships/ and our Financial Support page: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/fees-finance/financial-support/

Acting (with Integrated International Foundation & Professional Practice Years) at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS