Leicester College

Acting (Industry Preparation) Leicester College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

TEF Gold

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This dynamic one-year course is professionally focused, industry-based training and preparation in acting and performance. Whether your interests are in classical theatre, contemporary theatre or physical theatre, this course provides opportunities to strengthen your skills for all genres of performance.

You will learn physical and vocal performance skills as well as working on a range of acting and performance techniques. Devising, rehearsing, making and performing work are at the centre of the programme with essential professional development skills which support the practical experience.

As a performing arts department, we have excellent links with a number of supporting organisations and theatres including Curve Theatre, Leicester. You will be taught by our faculty staff in acting and technical theatre as well as receiving a vibrant range of masterclasses and workshops by visiting practitioners.

The course will be delivered in part within the College’s professional city centre performance venue, the Sue Townsend Theatre, a fully equipped 250 seat theatre.

The course will provide:
• Classes in acting, voice and movement
• Preparation for further study and the performing arts workplace
• A fully-equipped professional performance space at The Sue Townsend Theatre and college studios
• Academic support and resources of TEF Gold standard

Course details


The course will be delivered through professional projects, skills-based classes, creative workshops and rehearsals. You will gain an insight into the backstage world of theatre performance through Stagecraft to help maximise employability. You will gain a wide range of Performing Arts knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study and workplace scenarios. In addition you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor and advice and support in Audition Technique.

In addition to the core units of The Performing Arts Industry and Professional Development you can expect to study units such as
• Acting for Camera
• Devising
• Voice and Speech
• Movement
• Stagecraft.

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.

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 W510
Institution code L36
Campus name Abbey Park Campus
Campus code 1

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

International applicants

International applicants from non-European Union / EEA nationals should contact the International Office directly (internationaloffice@leicestercollege.ac.uk) 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: https://leicestercollege.ac.uk/study/international/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 32 points Standard entry is 32 UCAS points consisting of at least one full level 3 qualification in a related subject. AS Levels are only counted towards your UCAS tariff in combination with a full level 3 qualification.
A level C Or combination adding up to 32 UCAS points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
GCSE/National 4/National 5 You are also expected to hold GCSE English at grade 4/C or equivalent.

We welcome applicants who do not match standards entry requirements but who can demonstrate the ability to study this subject at university level and can evidence relevant experience or natural acting ability.

All applicants are invited for interview and audition to demonstrate suitability for the programme. You will be asked to demonstrate your skills in acting, singing and dancing through workshops and prepared work. Full guidance provided on application.

Additional entry requirements



English language 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

Approximate additional costs will include: Practical kit: £50 Trips/Performances: £50 - £100 Residential Induction: £100

Provider information

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Leicester College
Freemen's Park Campus
Aylestone Road

Course contact details

Information Centre

0116 224 2240

Fax: 0116 224 2041