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

September

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.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Creative work50
Professional practice25

Course contact details

Name
BSA Admissions
Email
bsaadmissions@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 331 7563