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Our BA (Hons) Acting course at UCA Rochester is designed for the performer of the future.
This acting degree has a focus on screen performance, physical performance, presenting and skills which will enable you to share your work on social media, and at festivals and non-theatre-based live venues.
At our Rochester campus you’ll benefit from our close ties with the performing arts industry, including nearby Maidstone TV Studios, giving you the opportunity to establish unique creative partnerships with other UCA students and work alongside those studying Television Production, Computer Animation Arts, Games Design and Theatre Design.
Opportunities to write and perform your own pieces either alone or within a group enable students to be creators as well as performers.
You’ll study a wide range of acting, performance, dance, movement, singing and vocal techniques as part of your acting degree, and discover how to get your work seen both in and out of the theatre.
By the end of the course, you’ll have developed a well-rounded skillset and theoretical understanding of performance, ready for a career in a changing industry.
You’ll also have a multitude of exciting opportunities throughout the year to perform publicly and screen your work.
As well as allowing you to develop practical performance experience in the rehearsal room, TV studio and on location, our BA (Hons) Acting course also teaches you valuable business acumen, including marketing and managing artists and event management.
Similar courses that we offer:
Acting - UCA Farnham
How to apply
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!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The majority of our courses require a portfolio and we consider the strength of our applicants’ portfolios, as well as their grades.
This means that whilst we have a standard entry criteria of 112 UCAS tariff points (64 UCAS points for 4 year courses) and a minimum of four GCSE passes (or equivalent) at grade A*-C and/or 4-9 including English, this should be used as a guide to what we accept.
The average tariff that our students achieve is significantly higher than this standard entry criteria but we also occasionally make offers which are lower to students with a strong portfolio, and those who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results.
We welcome applicants who are currently studying or have completed A-Levels, Extended Diplomas (BTEC and UAL), Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Access to Higher Education, Scottish Highers, and IB Diploma. We will consider other Level 3 qualifications on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications.
You can also check how many tariff points you have achieved using the UCAS Tariff calculator: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5|
We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).
For more information on English Language Requirements, please visit our website:
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|