Acting Leicester College


Awarded by: De Montfort University

The foundation degree in acting, awarded by De Montfort University, is designed to mirror some of the experience that takes place at a conservatoire, with its concentration on professional training and focus on the core skills of acting, voice and movement.

Due to the intensive nature of the course, we take a small cohort so that we can tailor the work to your needs. Equally, you will get intensive support from tutors.

As a graduate from this programme you will be eligible to formally progress onto the third year of the DMU BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Professional Studies). You can also apply to other universities that run related top up degrees. Previous graduates from this course have been successful as actors, teachers, and community artists.

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Abbey Park Campus

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    2 years

Course details


The programme aims to provide relevant work-ready skills for the Creative Industries. The FD Acting will be delivered in part through professional project models which reflect the modern multi-skilled approach essential to the development of portfolio, freelance or employed career. Emphasis will be placed on the development of practical acting skills, to compliment the College’s significant strengths in Performing Arts and Contemporary Music. The FD will remain purposefully broad to ensure maximum employability. Module content will source Movement, Voice and Acting for Camera, and combine leading edge production skills and work based learning. Core to the programme are Business Skills, ensuring that all modules address the development of a sustainable career. The FD in Acting will be delivered in part in the National Skills Academy situated at the College’s professional city centre performance venue, the Sue Townsend Theatre.

Assessment method

The work is assessed in a variety of ways. Practical assessments take the form of studio/theatre-based performance. In addition to practical work, students are assessed via presentations and written coursework (e.g. portfolios, essays).

The final grade on your DMU certificate at the end of this course follows the standard University Foundation Degree classification system of Distinction, Merit and Pass.

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 W410
Institution code L36
Campus name Abbey Park Campus
Campus code 1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants from non-European Union / EEA nationals should contact the International Office directly ( to discuss your application options on the basis of your likely visa status. International applications will be considered on an individual case by case basis. More information for international applicants is available at:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Standard entry is 48 UCAS points consisting of at least 1 full Level 3 qualification in a related subject. You are also expected hold GCSE English at grade C or equivalent.
AS Levels are only counted towards your UCAS tariff in combination with a Full Level 3 qualification.
We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate ability to study this subject at university level and can evidence relevant experience.
A level EEE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP

A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 is required for non-English speakers

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6,165 Year 1
England £6,165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,165 Year 1
Scotland £6,165 Year 1
Wales £6,165 Year 1

Additional fee information

Extra costs include an induction residential, costing approx. £85. If you have to complete a work placement involving working with children or vulnerable adults, you may need to apply for a DBS check (£44).