Acting for Touring Theatre (Top-up) Barnsley College Higher Education


Validated by Sheffield Hallam University. The structure of this vocationally unique course is like no other in the UK. Student actors will work from the outset within a professional touring theatre company. You will gain knowledge and experience of performance skills and experience the development of a fully functioning professional theatre company. This will provide graduating actors with the skills, experience and knowledge to be a truly entrepreneurial artist.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    University Campus Barnsley (UCB)

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    1 year

Course details


Modules include: Professional Preparation and Performance; Film and TV Acting; Touring Theatre Realisation; Independent Production Pathway – which offers a choice of Dissertation, Creative Writing, Directing or Performance. All assessments will be based on vocational scenarios and practical projects. You will be assessed as a performer in a variety of circumstances but will also need to collate and record your progress through journals and research projects. There are no end exams on the course.

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 W4W1
Institution code B13
Campus name University Campus Barnsley (UCB)
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Applicants will need to have completed a relevant Level 5 qualification.

You will need to attend an interview/audition to ensure the course meets your needs and interests. You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to the Performing Arts industry.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5,995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,995 Year 1
Scotland £5,995 Year 1
Wales £5,995 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are quoted based on 2017 entry information and are subject to change for 2018.