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Develop your acting skills to a professional standard, while exploring English literature, and gain a deep understanding of the relationship between text and performance.
Acting is the practical realisation of text and is closely linked to the discipline of English. This course allows you to develop your acting skills while studying English literature, giving you a firm knowledge base from which to work in either field.
This unique combination of study will open up many options for work or further academic study. You’ll have a range of options, which will allow you to tailor the' course to fit your particular interests, and have the chance to develop allied skills such as theatre directing.
Acting classes cover acting for both stage and screen, and will include substantial workshop performances as well as public productions in the final year, including the opportunity to present your own fully supported show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
When you leave the course you’ll be armed with a career action plan, a show reel and significant experience in both acting and English.
Please visit our website for full course and module details.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Merchiston Campus|
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
Standard Qualification Requirements
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||CCD||Including English at Grade C.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||
Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.
Higher English at Grade B or A Level English at Grade C.
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits||Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 45 Credits at Merit. English must be studied at Level 3.|
Including English at grade B.
The grades listed above are our standard entry requirements. You may be given an Offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements, within our widening participation criteria, outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. This Offer will be lower than our standard entry requirements. For further information about our entry requirements and Admissions Policies please visit our website.
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||Award of Diploma with 26 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 5, 5, 5 including English.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3||
Pre 2017: B3, B3, B3, B3 at HL including English
2017 onwards: H3, H3, H3, H3 at HL including English
Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements
SQA Advanced Higher - BBC to include English at grade B.
A Level - BBB to include English.
HND - Pass HND in a relevant, performance based subject, with a grade B in the graded unit. Higher English at B or A Level English at C also required.
An Acting audition and interview are also required for this course.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
|Scottish Higher||BCCC||Including English at Grade B.|
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6.0.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|