Acting for Touring Theatre Barnsley College Higher Education


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 not only performance skills, but also experience the development of a fully functioning professional theatre company. This will provide graduating students with the skills, experience and knowledge to be a truly entrepreneurial artist. We produce actors who are fully prepared for the existing and future demands of their profession, and who will have the inner resources to ultimately contribute to the development of their careers. This is a highly practical course designed for students that have real passion for performance and are willing to work at a professional level from the outset. The pace is fast and expectations of what can be achieved are high.

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Study mode


  • Location

    University Campus Barnsley (UCB)

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    2 years

Course details


Year 1 modules include; Stagecraft and Approaches to Performance, Contemporary Theatre Practice, Creative and Devised Experimental Theatre, Practitioners and Advanced Acting Styles and Theatre Company Realisation. Year 2 modules include; Theatre Directing, Classical Acting Technique and Performance, Acting for Screen and Multi Media Performance, Professional Practice and Industry Engagement and Professional Practice and Performance Realisation 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 W4J7
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 96 points You will need 96 UCAS Tariff points from A levels (or their equivalent)
A level CCC 3 A Levels at grade C or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at grade Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM).

GCSE English and Maths at grade C

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.