B.A. On Campus

Acting for Stage and Screen (Hons)

Edinburgh Napier University

48 months
13770 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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BA Acting for Stage and Screen (Hons) is a full-time course at the Edinburgh Napier University studied over two years, and is designed to provide a credible vocational training for applicants who have completed two years of Higher Education. 


Our aim is to create an exciting pathway for the many people who have completed HND, Foundation Degrees, Associate Degrees or two years at the Higher Education level in any subject area, and want a training course that is of equal value to more traditional conservatoire courses. 

Our close ties with Scotland’s only Screen Academy (housed at Edinburgh Napier University), and Edinburgh Napier’s expertise in actor training, close links with the industry and, our proximity to, and involvement in, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival give this course a context that cannot be matched elsewhere in the UK


The Acting for Stage and Screen (Hons) course at the Edinburgh Napier University will give you the skills necessary to work in the performing arts, as well as a wide range of transferable skills you can take into employment in other fields.

Graduates have moved onto:

  • Stage and screen acting
  • Producing
  • Directing
  • Managing and launching small theatre companies
  • Theatre company management
  • Arts administration
  • Various roles in the entertainment industry which require initiative and creativity
  • Teaching

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intensive training in voice, movement and acting
  • Approaches to sustained performance and theories of performance
  • Stage and screen performance technique
  • Advanced techniques for performing classical texts
  • Entrepreneurial business skills appropriate for a freelance career in the entertainment industry
  • Professional productions on stage and screen
  • Critical approaches to acting and performance
  • The integration and practice of skills in public performances

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Deadline is 15 January for UK and EU students


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

    Standard Entry Requirement

    • BBBB
    • National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

    Minimum Offer Entry Requirement

    • BCCC
    • National 5 grade C in English.
    • National 5 Maths recommended.

    A Level

    • CCC
    • GCSE grade C/4 in English.
    • GCSE Maths recommended.

    Irish Leaving Certificate

    BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

    • Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit)
    • GCSE grade C/4 in English.
    • GCSE Maths recommended.

    BTEC (QCF) National Diploma Level 3 plus A Level

    • Minimum grades DM (Distinction, Merit).

    International Baccalaureate Diploma

    • Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4.
    • Grade 4 in SL Maths and English.

    European Baccalaureate

    • Pass at 70% or above with grade 7 in three subjects.
    • Grade 6 in Maths and English.

    Scottish HNC

    • Other HNC subjects may be considered for year 1 entry where a B in the graded unit is achieved.

    We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications. Specific entry requirements by country.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13770 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13770 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • England Wales and Northern Ireland (RUK): £9,250
  • Overseas and EU - £13,770

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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