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Acting for Live and Recorded Media, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Manchester, United Kingdom
Based in the heart of Manchester the BA (Hons) in Acting For Live and Recorded Media is a vocational course offering training way beyond what is traditionally expected from a classical drama school. 
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The course, designed and taught by industry professionals is unique in offering a three-year intensive training in both screen and stage. 

This course is unique in providing a true vocational qualification. All modules are designed to train you as a working actor and give you the opportunity to learn your trade within a number of work based scenarios. This includes tours of schools, performances at established fringe venues, showcases in Manchester and London and public performances at established local theatres such as Z-Arts, Contact Theatre, Joshua Brooks, The Kings Arms, Hope Mill Theatre. Alongside this you will leave with up to date knowledge of auditions skills taught by leading industry specialists and, most importantly of all, a professionally produced showreel and audio reel. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Students are assessed through a combination of practical work (80%) and written assessment (20%) - the course culminates in a 5000 word extended essay.

For more information please visit the Programme Website.

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

All applicants are auditioned prior to being offered a place on the course. We also require:

  • GCSE English grade C/grade 5 or above
  • 96 UCAS points ideally from a performing arts level 3
  • Applicants must have two A levels at grade C or above and a third qualification or a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Merit or a BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/Extended Certificate with Distinction, Distinction in a performing arts related subject area, or an equivalent level 3 qualification with appropriate content. Minimum UCAS tariff points required: 96. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    8900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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