University Centre Calderdale College

Acting Performance University Centre Calderdale College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University


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Course summary

TEF Silver

University Centre Calderdale College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This is a performance-based course which provides an opportunity for students to gain a Foundation Degree in Acting Performance. It is primarily designed for those people who intend to work in the industry and there are clear links between the development of high level skills relating to performance arts, in-depth understanding of the performing arts industry and personal development of the individual, all of which are integrated into our course. This is a highly practical course. Performance projects include devised work, theatre in the community and text based performances. Students are encouraged to develop personal strategies to enhance their employability. As well as generic transferable skills, they also include activities of particular relevance to aspiring actors such as making contacts with agents and casting directors, developing acting CV's and creating show and voice reels. Although the Foundation Degree is a stand-alone qualification, most students who successfully complete it progress to our one-year BA (Hons) Acting Performance (Top-Up) which further broadens the range of eventual career opportunities.

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 2B14
Institution code C02
Campus name Calderdale College Main Site
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points You will normally require one of the following: A BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts or two A Levels with a minimum of 64 UCAS points. As will those wishing to formalise their experience, or to update skills, knowledge and understanding. Applicants need to have Level 2 English and Maths or be willing to undertake these at GCSE. This course positively encourages application from mature students without formal academic qualifications who have some sort of background in theatre or those who may be working in the industry or related areas. In addition to the above qualifications, selection is based on an interview and audition, details of which will be sent on application. Calderdale College actively supports claims for Recognition of Prior Learning.

Applicants will be invited to attend an audition

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Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6,950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,950 Year 1
Scotland £6,950 Year 1
Wales £6,950 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University Centre Calderdale College
Francis Street

Course contact details

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01422 399316

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