University of Bedfordshire

Acting University of Bedfordshire Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Silver

University of Bedfordshire has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This course will prepare you for a career in the professional acting industry by training you in a range of drama and acting techniques including: stage, repertory, TV and musical theatre.

You will perform large-scale work made by professional directors, as well as writing and directing your work to show in our professional theatre.

There is a focus on learning entrepreneurial skills to help you find, audition and apply for work in this competitive industry as well as developing your teaching and leadership skills.

You also will be encouraged to think, write and talk about how drama theory informs your work.

Course details


Year 1;
The Actor In Performance (acting skills: stage repertory, TV musical theatre),
Process To Production (group performance),
Performance And Production (how to stage your work),
Practising Ideas (performance history and analysis)

Year 2;
Acting Laboratory (voice and movement skills),
Making Performance (directing your own work),
Production In Context (exploring different acting genres),
Production Processes: Musical Theatre (cast member in performance),
Writing For Performance (script writing),
Acting And Devising: Community Performance (teaching and leadership skills),
Turning Points: Political Performance,
Theoretical Approaches To Theatre (cultural theory and philosophy)

Year 3;
Acting In Repertory (cast member in a large-scale performance),
Small Scale Production (staging your own work),
Staging New Writing (script writing a directing),
Collaborative Applied Practice (work in community settings),
The Independent Theatre Professional (career planning and management),
Theatre Dissertation / Theatre Practice As Research (option of written dissertation or practice-led project)

Assessment method

You will be assessed through:

Acting classes,
Devised and directed work,
Teaching observations,

How to apply

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 W411
Institution code B22
Campus name Bedford Campus
Campus code H

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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 - 96 points
A level CCE - CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP - MMM
Access to HE Diploma 80 - 96 UCAS Tariff points

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

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,650 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 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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University of Bedfordshire
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Course contact details

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0300 3300 073