Delivered at our campus in Wigan, Greater Manchester, this course provides you with the skills for a career as a professional actor for the stage, screen and recorded media. You’ll study within our unique actor training facilities, located in the grade-two listed Trencherfield Mill building, with Manchester’s MediaCity right on your doorstep; one of the world’s leading media and tech hubs. Combining practical actor training with reflective, reflexive and critical skills, this intensely vocational and experiential course equips you for working in the industry as a professional actor. Students have the opportunity to synthesise this learning in the final year of their course, alongside developing the core disciplines of voice, movement and acting techniques in a studio training setting. In your final year, you’ll be supported through working within a combination of both simulated and professional theatre, film, television and radio settings, developing skills for real-world, working environments in these key graduate employment areas. These settings include film and television sets, theatres/live performance venues and radio studios onsite in our Wigan campus, locally within the Greater Manchester area as well as in London. A self-led performance-based final Personal Research Project empowers students to develop the creative and intellectual independence of artists who can shape the industry of the future. You will have industry lectures on topics which ensure graduates are ready to work in the industry, ranging from keeping accounts to finding an agent, casting information and industry best practice. Students take part in industry showcases and perform in a range of fully-staged public productions in professional venues. You will also perform within professional grade radio and screen settings, working with a combination of experienced resident tutors and industry professionals. “My favourite part about my training has been the freedom to follow my own process in a supportive environment. I really enjoyed playing Ariel in The Tempest, developing confidence in my artistry to create work that is exciting, three-dimensional and new.” Maya, current student You may also be interested in: Acting BA (Hons) American Theatre Arts BA (Hons) European Theatre Arts BA (Hons)
Please visit our website to view the course specification in detail: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-courses/actor-training/ Course content is regularly reviewed, to make it relevant and current. Course modules are therefore subject to change.
Assessment will be through Performances; Coursework, presentations and portfolios; Continuous practical assessment.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Rose Bruford College Wigan
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome students from around the world for both BA and MA degree study in performance, design and production arts. We also run short-term courses, summer schools and foundation programmes for international students who are looking for a shorter period of study. You will be studying close to London and have easy access to the amazing culture, restaurants and theatre there. When you study with us, you will join students from more than 25 different countries, and develop skills that could take your career all over the world. We have links worldwide with partner institutions on student and staff exchanges, collaborative projects and wider research initiatives. You may find our international students web page and guide useful: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/life-at-the-college/international-students/ We run webinars with virtual campus tours for prospective international students, you can register here: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/life-at-the-college/open-days-and-webinars/
Additional entry requirements
All first round auditions will be via video submission. Those who are successful at the first round will be invited to an in-person audition.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Rose Bruford College Bursaries for UK Students: We will offer £600 financial support for each year of the course in the form of a bursary to all students who come from households below the median income level (£29,400). This information is provided to the student loan company who communicate it to our student services team so once confirmed you will be paid automatically in February (£300) and May (£300) if you are eligible. Please note the figures listed here are for academic year 2023/24 and are subject to change.