Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Acting for Stage and Screen Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

The course will provide a distinctive & complementary course of actor training in the conservatoire tradition. It provides all the training that you will require to pursue a career in acting on stage or screen. It will bring together the fundamental skills of acting, character work, voice & movement, and explore the ways in which they are deployed & synthesised to create character & performance, and identify the ways in which these fundamental skills can be modified and made appropriate to the constraints of different media, narratives, and places of performance. While the emphasis will be on practice, you will learn the theories of performance in a classroom setting which will underpin practical workshops. Students will be required to interrogate their practice rigorously and, in doing so, begin to create an actor’s toolbox to which they will add over the years. You can opt to study for an Ordinary degree, completing 1 year of this course or for an Honours degree, completing two.

Please note that applicants cannot be considered for entry into year 1 or year 2 of this course. When applying, you must select level 3 (year 3) as your point of entry.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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 code W410
Institution code Q25
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

Qualifications considered: Higher National Diploma Acting and Performance/Musical Theatre with CB in graded units. OR Foundation degree in appropriate subjects. OR Professional Diploma in Stage and Screen Performance. OR two years of a relevant degree subject (Drama or English etc.).

Additional entry requirements


Auditions will be held between January and March.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1,820 Year 1
International £13,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Queen Margaret University Drive
EH21 6UU

Clearing contact details

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08000 270 300

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Main Contact - Admissions

0131 474 0000

Fax: 0131 474 0001