South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of West London

Acting for Stage and Media - BA (Hons)

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Course summary

“Act, Create, Innovate” •Laban, Neutral Mask, Commedia & Period Dance •Estill Voice Training and Singing •Acting for Stage and Screen (Method, Meisner, Chekhov) •Puppetry Skills In addition to participating in modules such as, Contemporary Musical Theatre, Classical Acting and Performance for Media. In the final year of the BA, you will work with professional directors, work within fringe theatre and have the opportunity to participate in other shows. Likewise, a research informed and practical –based dissertation will ensure you leave us with a marketable professional piece of work of your own. The focus of this degree course provides performers with a broad range of skills and disciplines required to work in this industry.

Course details


For full module descriptions, please see the Kingston College website Level 4 Modules taught are as follows: •Body in Performance 1 (Level 4 = 10 Credits) •Body in Performance 2 (Level 4 = 10 Credits) •Creative Collaborative Performance (Level 4 = 20 Credits) •Expressive Voice 1 (Level 4 = 10 Credits) •Expressive Voice 2 (Level 4 = 10 Credits) •Investigating Modern Text (Level 4 = 20 Credits) •Performers and the Moving Image (Level 4 = 20 Credits) •Stagecraft (Level 4 = 20 Credits) Level 5 Modules taught are as follows: •Contemporary Musical Theatre (Level 5 = 20 Credits) •Creative Physicality (Level 5 = 20 Credits) •Creative Voice (Level 5 = 20 Credits) •Media Performance 1 (Level 5 = 20 Credits) •Screen Acting (Level 5 = 20 Credits) •Workshop Production (Level 5 = 20 Credits) Level 6 Modules taught are as follows: •Investigating Text (Classical) (Level 6 = 20 Credits) •Final Major Production (Level 6 = 20 Credits) •Fringe and Community Performance (Level 6 = 20 Credits) •Innovative Project (Level 6 = 20 Credits) •Media Performance 2 (Level 6 = 20 Credits) •Professional Practice (Level 6 = 20 Credits)

Assessment method

The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark; All assessment are spread across the year to make the workload manageable. The course work will be based on e.g. practical write ups.

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.






Northern Ireland

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 codeKC12
Institution code K82
Campus nameKingston College
Campus codeK

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Please contact the international office to see whether this course is able to accept international applicants requiring a Tier 4 Visa.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points
A level CCE In Performing Arts, or related subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP In Performing Arts, or related subjects.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 15 credits P: 15 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 To include English Language and Mathematics grade C/4 or above (or level 2 equivalent).

Substantial relevant experience also considered in lieu of qualifications.

Additional entry requirements


Auditions will comprise a workshop, and performance of a contemporary monologue (2 minutes) and a classic monologue (2 minutes) of your choice.


Suitably qualified applicants will be invited to interview at the College, where they will be required to further demonstrate their suitability for the course by auditioning. In limited circumstances, we may be able to offer online or video auditions.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE).

Students from outside the UK may be required to demonstrate their level of English by providing proof of an English language certificate or other qualification. This is particularly the case where a student: • is from a country where English is not an official/first language, or; • has previous qualifications which include English as a second language, or; • has previous qualifications which have not been studied through the medium of English. The approximate guideline minimum English level required for entry at level 4 is "B2" on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This roughly equates to: • IELTS - an overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5, or; • B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE) **Please note that other English language certificates/qualifications are available, and may be considered, and the College looks at each applicant on an individual basis.**

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7725 Year 1
England £7725 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7725 Year 1
Scotland £7725 Year 1
Wales £7725 Year 1
International £9500 Year 1

Additional fee information

The following course-related costs ARE included in the fees: Annual printing allowance; registration fee (if applicable). The following course-related costs are NOT included in the fees: Additional printing over and above the annual allowance; the cost of books, equipment and materials that you might wish to purchase.
Acting for Stage and Media - BA (Hons) at South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College) - UCAS