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Acting University of Plymouth Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Silver

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Train to be a professional actor with the Theatre Royal and Plymouth University and benefit from a unique partnership. Our vocational course is aligned with Drama UK standards for professional training, offering you key skills and industry expertise. You will be taught in The House, our stunning new theatre, where you will learn to make and promote your own performances, equipping you for a career in today’s diverse theatre industry.

  • Gain professional experience with a course delivered in partnership with the prestigious Theatre Royal Plymouth. You’ll benefit from joint teaching and access to the production of new work at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.

  • Develop and deepen your skills with an average of 30 contact teaching hours per week.

  • Enhance your employability with a vocational course providing professional training standards.

  • Create your own works and perform in purpose-built theatre and studio spaces in The House, our stunning, new performing arts facility where you’ll mix with other music, dance and theatre students.

  • Access industry expertise with the Theatre Royal Plymouth's creative staff, and network with professionals and prospective employers through training and workshops. You’ll be able to apply for volunteering professional opportunities, such as the Theatre Royal Plymouth's Assistant Practitioner scheme.

  • Benefit from highly practical teaching and master acting skills for both stage and recorded media.

Course details

Modules

In your first year, you’ll learn the principles of acting and how to put theory into practice. You’ll also experience the process of creating performance, from page to stage.

In your second year, you’ll study the different styles of acting in more depth and develop your own practice by participating in the production of performances with industry experts. You’ll learn to craft and market your own performance work, and develop networks of collaborators for your future profession.

In your final year, you’ll focus on refining the skills and knowledge of your craft. A strong focus on professional development and employability in the competitive theatre industry will prepare you for a lifelong career.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment method

20% of assessment is by exam and 80% by 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 W411
Institution code P60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services/international-students/international-student-advice for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Tier 4 Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Tier 4 sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in (www.plymouth.ac.uk/study). A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/study/international-students-country-guides. International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees If you have any questions please contact international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points We typically expect applicants to have 104 points, but the final decision is based on the auditions only. Meeting the tariff points does not guarantee entry onto the course. For further information, please contact the Institution.
A level 104 UCAS Tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Any subject is considered.
Access to HE Diploma Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (Preferably Performing Arts, Humanities or Combined).
Scottish Higher In combination with Advanced Highers
AS Considered in combination
Extended Project Considered in combination
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points English and Mathematics accepted within as GCSE equivalent.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H4, H4 English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Scottish Advanced Higher 104 tariff points. English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Considered in combination

GCSE Maths and English Grade C/4 or above required. The final decision is based on the auditions only. Meeting the tariff points does not guarantee entry onto the course. For further information, please contact the Institution.

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Interview


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 With 7.0 in all elements.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

* Please note fees are subject to change - for all information about tuition fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. ** International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages *** ‘Islands’ refers to fees for both the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

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