Buckinghamshire New University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Acting (2 years intensive - Court Theatre Training Company)

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Course summary

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The BA (Hons) Acting programme that we offer is distinctive and unique. Students are:

  • based in a working theatre environment
  • able to attain a degree level qualification in just two years
  • equipped with highly practical, industry-relevant skills training
  • taught by tutors with extensive, current industry experience
  • given the opportunity to work with external directors from renowned companies for second year production modules
As a small, intimate training school we feel especially able to support and encourage the specific needs and talents of each prospective actor. Full support is given for both the academic and practical parts of the programme. Our aim is to equip you with a repertoire of skills needed to succeed in the performing arts industry and to also to support your personal development. The programme has three basic strands: Acting, Movement and Voice, which inevitably overlap in practice and directly influence the work in all areas of the delivered curriculum. Alongside the assessed modules of the degree programme we also include a range of non-assessed modules that are specifically designed to enhance your performance-related skills and employability. These are reviewed annually to keep them current with industry requirements.

Course details


Year One is concentrated on the knowledge, understanding and skills that are the foundations of acting and the development of the reflective practitioner. Term 1 - Level 4

  • TH451 Movement
  • TH452 Voice
  • TH453 Acting 1 - Introduction to Acting
Term 2 - Level 4
  • TH454 Classical Theatre
  • TH455 Acting 2 - The Actor’s Journey
Term 3 - Level 5
  • TH551 Rehearsal Process
  • TH552 Acting 3- Development of Character
(Letters and numbers refer to the Codes for assessed modules that are part of the validated degree programme) In addition to the above assessed modules, the CTTC first year programme includes non-assessed modules in: Period Dance, Ballet, Physical Training, Singing Improvisation, Theatre history and a BADC Certificate in Stage Combat. These modules are specifically designed to enhance industry- relevant skills and employability. Year Two investigates specialist areas of the theatre and focuses on how professional skills and practices may be utilised in the performance industry as well as possible career paths. Personal marketable skills and intellectual skills will extend the range of the performer. There is an increasing emphasis on the roles and responsibilities of the individual creative artist working within an ensemble and professional environment. This is achieved not only by being based in a professional theatre, with various experience opportunities, but also by having professional external directors, many with their own theatre companies or working in renowned national theatres, to direct the production modules. Term 1 - Level 5
  • TH553 - Devising
  • TH554 - Early 20th Century Drama
Term 2 - Level 6
  • TH651 - Acting for Recorded Media
  • TH652 - Production 1
Term 3 - Level 6
  • TH653 - Production 2
  • TH654 - Production 3
In addition to the above assessed modules, the CTTC second year programme includes non-assessed modules in: Period Dance, Physical Training, Movement, Voice, Singing, Stage combat (BADC certificate), Improvisation, Professional Practice and an Industry Showcase.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW410
Institution code B94
Campus nameCourt Theatre Training Company (London)
Campus codeT

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points A typical offer will include 80 UCAS Tariff points from at least two full A Levels or equivalent. Students will also require a GCSE grade C In Maths and English or equivalent.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10800 Year 1
Scotland £10800 Year 1
Wales £10800 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10800 Year 1
EU £10800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Acting (2 years intensive - Court Theatre Training Company) at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS