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Acting and Performance (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Acting and Performance (Hons) program at the University of the Arts London (UAL) will enable you to become a creative, confident and articulate performer, able to work across a variety of performance forms and contexts. 

It will develop your physical, vocal and intellectual skills and provide you with the opportunity to work with new technologies and innovative performance practices.

The program will make you ready for the industry but also ready to challenge it, placing you at the cutting edge of 21st-century developments.

What to expect

  • To develop your creative and critical practice in a performance environment
  • To develop the physical, vocal and intellectual skills required to act or perform in a range of different contexts
  • To gain knowledge and experience of acting processes
  • To act in digital, interactive and immersive performances
  • To take part in collaborative and multi-modal productions, which are integrated into the wider art school context, alongside students from other disciplines
  • To learn about different approaches to creating character, presence and persona
  • To gain an understanding of performance in relation to text, technology, image and action
  • To examine global theatre practices and post-colonial narratives
  • To look at performance in a cultural, political and historical context
  • To have access to Wimbledon's shared workshops. 


Upon completing this course, you will be:

  • Equipped with a range of specialist acting skills and transferrable performance skills. These will enable you to work within the theatre, creative and cultural industries
  • Able to communicate effectively through the medium of performance
  • Confident about your ideas and ability to transfer them into a professional environment.
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Connected and engaged with critical communities of performance related debate and research
  • Prepared for postgraduate study

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:

  • Introduction to Acting and Performance
  • Acting Lab
  • Theatre in Context
  • Representing the Real
  • Performance Histories
  • Collaborative Collective Practices
  • Digital Performance Lab
  • Contemporary Acting

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • 2 A Levels at grade C or above
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Acting, Performance or Art and Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • Merit, Pass, Pass (MPP) at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Or equivalent EU/International qualifications, such as International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • And 3 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above (grade A*-C)

    Entry to this course will also be determined by the quality of your application, looking primarily at your portfolio of work, personal statement and reference.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22920 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 London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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