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Entry requirements

Admission is by audition, but we would normally require a degree course or equivalent, or relevant professional experience. Fluency in English is essential (overall IELTS score of at least 7). The course is also suitable for professional actors seeking a refresher course. The MA option is designed for those with suitable academic abilities.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a course designed for students who wish to pursue a career as professional actors. It is aimed at students who have some theatrical or higher education experience and involves an intensive training process which demands an enormous amount of time, commitment and energy and is intellectually, physically and emotionally challenging.

The emphasis of the course is on rehearsal techniques and performance, it progresses from technical skills in the first term to performance and career advice and support in the third term. As the balance of the course develops from technical skills to performance, students move from internal workshops to fully staged public performances. In the third term the balance of the course is predominately performance based and features showcases in London and Birmingham, a fully staged and supported production in one of Birmingham's professional venues, a radio play, and an introduction to screen acting.

Modules: acting; workshops; skills; professional studies; production; research project.

Information for international students

Fluency in English is absolutely essential for this course, including excellent diction. IELTS overall score of at least 7.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

BSA Admissions
+44 (0)121 331 7563