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Course summary

With a lively creative scene, and opportunities to perform in renowned local venues, Bristol is the perfect place to study Acting and Touring Theatre. This exciting three-year degree has been given a fresh new look to offer you the most up-to-date and engaging experience. The BA (hons) degree Acting and Touring Theatre prides itself on excellent student outcomes and progression into the industry. If you wish to develop skills in a range of creative roles such as actor, workshop facilitator or even or to launch your own independent theatre company then this is the course for you. As an Acting and Touring Theatre student at UCWISE, you will develop skills in acting for stage and screen, physical theatre, voice and movement, as well as specialist areas such as stage combat. You will take part in full productions as well as developing your own style through devising and developing your own shows. There are varied opportunities to develop your own creative flair through collaborative projects with peers as well as established artistic directors and playwrights. You will extend your knowledge of different genres and acting approaches and gain direct experience of preparing and delivering performances in a range of contexts. You will be encouraged to identify and develop your own distinctive performance style, develop your knowledge of contemporary audiences and consider where you wish to be within the landscape of the UK theatrical industry. By the end of the programme, you will have a portfolio of work in professional-style contexts which will support your career progression into the industry. Practical training is supplemented with meaningful and professionally useful application of academic skills, relevant to all areas of contemporary theatre. You will collaborate with others, follow independent lines of enquiry, and draw on professionals’ and lecturers’ experience to develop your knowledge and abilities. You will be supported to develop ideas relating to the context of theatre over time, and critically engage in current debates within the industry. This is a highly engaging course taught through lectures, collaborative and independent study, and events with the university, and offers a uniquely supportive and challenging learning environment. Part time routes are available. For more information, please email [email protected] GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES: • Actor • Producer • Director • Screen and Theatre roles • Educator • Entertainment roles • Arts Administration


Level 4 Modules Actor Training Physical Theatre Skills Modern and Contemporary Texts Performing for a Young Audience Level 5 Modules Acting for Screen International Tour Workshop Leadership Professional Collaboration Level 6 Modules Practical Research Project Community Contexts Professional Practitioner Festival Tour

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical assignments, Performance, Presentations and Dissertation

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

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Bristol Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Please submit a transcript of modules to be considered for year 2 or 3

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications. You will need to take the following English qualification as part of the Visa process: IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for your tuition fees and your living costs. Please follow this link for more details about your visa requirements:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. SGS welcomes interest from mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. If English isn't your first language you will need to undertake an IELTS qualification achieving an overall grade of 6 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent) GSCE requirements: GCSE English and Maths grade C or 4.

Additional entry requirements


On application a self-tape is requested and if successful you will be recalled to audition. Entry onto this course is subject to a successful audition.


English language requirements

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Acting and Touring Theatre at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS