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Course summary

Our Acting degree is an industry focused course which prepares students to work in theatre, TV and film, and will put you on track for a successful career on stage and screen. This course is ideal for aspiring actors who are interested in developing their practical performance skills alongside theory, research and critical thinking. You will work with a specialist team of highly experienced lecturers with a wealth of industry experience. There are a range of exciting module choices, and you are encouraged to develop your employability and graduate skills throughout the course. You will work closely with directors and practitioners who specialise in a range of areas, developing productions each year of the degree, alongside studying many other practical and theoretical aspects of performance. The staff team currently includes experienced directors and producers for both stage and screen, applied theatre practitioners, and experts in actor training and physical theatre. The Department has excellent links with the professional industry, locally, nationally and internationally, and boasts impressive facilities, including fully equipped rehearsal and performance studios. Students thrive in our vibrant, close-knit and supportive community of performers and practitioners working in the excellent facilities at Creative Campus.


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Assessment method

Assessment combines practical presentations, live and recorded performances, and oral assessments in which you are invited to discuss your work. Written assessment takes the form of academic essays rather than unseen examinations.

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs. Applicants will be invited to audition.

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Acting at University of Chester - UCAS