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Course summary

Explore different styles of acting and gain the professional know-how needed to make your mark in the performance industry.

  • Train to be a versatile, imaginative and employable performer, adept at working in a variety of genres across the classical and contemporary repertoires
  • Learn essential practical and creative skills and rigorous theoretical enquiry to prepare you to become an independent, self-motivated artist or freelance practitioner
  • Taught by industry professionals who all have significant experience and professional links across the UK and abroad
UCW's intensive, exciting acting course encompasses practice in the variety of acting techniques and skills expected of versatile practitioners in today’s creative industry alongside a theoretical exploration of classical and contemporary repertoires. You will develop your skills in a range of styles and get lots of opportunities to perform original and devised work in a range of venues. Performances take place throughout the year in public venues, encouraging professional working relationships and networking skills vital for future employment. Advice and guidance on developing an online presence, including the application of social media, complements your professional training. Acting at Weston is taught in the recently-refurbished UCW Academy of Performing Arts, which has five dance and movement studios with fully-sprung floors and mirrors, three black box studios, a recording studio and a studio theatre with 100 seats. Undergraduate course taught by University Centre Weston (UCW).


All of the modules on this course are compulsory and worth either 20 or 40 credits each. Successful completion of all three years is worth 360 credits and will lead to the award of a degree at Level 6. Year 1: Contemporary Acting Performance Making Spontaneity and Play Movement Performing Arts in Context Vocal Acting Technique Year 2: Classical Acting Ensemble Performance Installation Multi-Media Performance Performing Arts Business Theatre Making Year 3: Performance Productions Performing Arts Independent Study Professional Performer

Assessment method

Assessment is via a combination of practical exams and coursework, with an assessment breakdown of 25% coursework and 75% practical exams. There are no written exams on this degree.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Acting and Performance Making at Bath Spa University - UCAS