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Course summary

Pursue your dream of acting in TV, film and on stage! This exciting course gives you the performance skills to stand out from the crowd while exploring other aspects of the industry such as radio programme-making, directing, scriptwriting and performance management. On this wide-ranging course, you gain the skills to work within the professional media industries as an actor or presenter before the camera. Optional units also widen your skill base to include production/technical roles like scriptwriter, director, production manager, stage manager or radio presenter. Graduates of this course are now working in front of the camera, presenting on CBBC, CBeebies, community channel local news, internet sports radio and news programmes. Other Media Performance graduates are working behind the camera as directors, in production roles or working within radio, at Radio 1, Radio 1 Xtra, Kiss and BBC local radio. Foundation Year In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. The course has been designed to develop your skills and to prepare you for entry onto the first year of your chosen course. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your BA (Hons) degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years. Why choose this course?

  • Develop the necessary skills, knowledge, self-motivation and professional approach to follow a satisfying and stimulating career path
  • Study a variety of approaches and techniques, with your practical work underpinned by media and cultural theory, along with the historical, cultural and social dimensions of performance
  • Enjoy masterclasses and workshops from leading figures with opportunities to learn insights, make industry connections and take up placements
  • Obtain opportunities for work experience via the course unit 'Performance Management - Work Based Learning', gaining experience and adding to your networking contacts
  • In your third year, you are eligible to join Spotlight as a TV presenter
  • As a postgraduate, you can progress to the Screen Performance and Communications Techniques MA


Areas of study include:

  • Exploring Screen Practices
  • Media Theory and Research
  • Performance Journeys from Theory to Practice
  • Performance Techniques for Stage and Screen
  • Drama for the Camera
  • Performance in Context
  • TV Presenting
  • Performance Management
  • Radio
  • Scriptwriting
  • Special Project in Media Performance for Film TV & Theatre
  • Varieties of Performance
  • Advanced Performance Management
  • Directing
  • Performance Management - Work Based Learning
  • Radio 24/7
  • Script: Writing, Editing and Pitch
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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For information on the 2024 fees please refer to our website,
Media Performance for Film, TV and Theatre with Foundation Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS