London South Bank University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Acting and Performance

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Course summary

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The BA Acting and Performance at LSBU offers a conservatoire-style training in the heart of London, developing the next generation of skilled, creative, ‘industry ready’ actors, performers, directors and theatre makers. You will study, learn and train with leading industry professionals in the heart of London’s cultural quarter working in close proximity to, and with, some of the worlds’ most respected theatres and companies. As a student of the BA Acting and Performance you will undertake an intensive conservatoire style training focusing on specialist stage and screen acting techniques combined with creative composition and theatre making strategies designed to develop you as a highly flexible performer ready for the demands of this challenging industry. Acting students study weekly text, movement and voice classes throughout their first year. Under the direction of our professional voice coach all students will train with the acclaimed Estill vocal training method towards an Estill Figure Proficiency Level 1 certificate (EPT) widely recognised throughout the industry as the gold-standard of voice training. Your acting skills will be applied to a series of professional-style briefs including scene studies and small and large-scale productions allowing you to showcase your work regularly throughout the course. You will be taught by industry and academic practitioners delivering the best contemporary acting training methods whilst simultaneously developing your ability to make your own original theatre work, creating a portfolio of flexible skills and training fully suited to the professional, creative world of tomorrow.

Course details


Year 1: • Systems of rehearsal • Scene study • Play in production • Solo performance • Ensemble performance Year 2: • Professional production • Company in residence You can also choose optional modules in: • Acting and dramaturgy • Writing and dramaturgy • Participatory performance • Verbatim theatre • Acting for screen 1 • Advanced acting study • Body and performance • Directing actors • Immersive performance • Multimedia performance Year 3: • Professional toolkit You can then take options in: • Classical acting • Acting for screen 2 • Directing project • The practice of adaptation • Small-scale performance • Interactive technologies

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 6.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 80 ( the minimum score required in each skills areas are: Reading 18, Listening 17, Writing 17, Speaking 20) or Pearson Test of English Academic 52 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 51)

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

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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

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Acting and Performance at London South Bank University - UCAS