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Acting (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Birmingham, United Kingdom
Apply your passion and complete your training at the Birmingham School of Acting (Hons). The BA in Acting at Birmingham City University is designed to advance your practical, personal and professional progress.
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Our BA  Acting (Hons) of Birmingham City University is designed to develop you practically, personally and professionally and prepare you for this challenging industry. We have carefully designed a contemporary course that will train you for a creative career in front of a stage, screen or radio audience. You will receive specialist training in voice, movement and singing, graduating with the skill and aptitude to take on the exciting and dynamic world of the dramatic arts.

This course equips you with the skills you need to become a professional actor; continually stretching and challenging you to reach new levels of personal achievement and self-discovery. As a vocational actor training course, full commitment and attendance for a minimum of 30 contact hours a week, for a minimum of 30 weeks would be expected. 

Enhancing your employability skills

Through studying the theory and practice of key acting processes you will be equipped with the  skills expected of a contemporary actor. You’ll be able to engage critically and creatively, mapping out the performance possibilities of a production text.

The course will teach you the necessary skillto perform as an actor to a professional standard, fully preparing you to pursue a professional career in acting.

Throughout the programme you will develop a firm, theoretical knowledge and practical skills base to build your ability to perform professionally. You’l learn how to be proactive in creating employment opportunities and you will be able to successfully operate in a professional theatrical environment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acting
  • Acting theory and context
  • Physical skills
  • Singing
  • Voice
  • Project
  • Acting
  • Workshops
  • Physical skills
  • Singing
  • Voice
  • Production
  • Recorded media
  • Professional development

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Admission is by audition; in addition we require 64 points from A-levels or equivalent.

Individual offers are made regarding grades in order to secure a place on the course.Normally 32 students are enrolled onto the course each year.5+ GCSEs or equivalent at grade 4 (C) or above to include English Language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16600 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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