• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Based in the Manchester School of Theatre, at the University's hub for theatre, culture and media, the (Hons) Acting course enjoys very strong links with many of the region's key employers including BBC, Granada, Royal Exchange Theatre, Contact Theatre, HOME and The Lowry. This course from Manchester Metropolitan University is taught by tutors with a wealth of experience as practitioners, researchers and educators.

Former students have gone on to highly successful careers in film, television and theatre and graduates include Sir Anthony Sher, Julie Walters CBE, David Threlfall, John Bradley, Richard Griffiths, Bernard Hill, Steve Coogan, John Thomson, Noreen Kershaw, Amanda Burton and Adam Kotz.

With regular input from visiting professional practitioners, the course aims to nurture instinctive ability in an environment that allows for the development of new skills while simultaneously enabling you to recognise particular strengths and abilities.

Workshops, classes, seminars and public performances are designed to synthesise component skills that include voice, movement, acting, textual analysis and research.

Careers

Graduates of the School pursue careers as professional actors working in theatre, film, TV and radio. Many former students also establish careers as professional directors, writers, filmmakers, agents and teachers.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Federation of Drama Schools

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contextualising Practice 
  • The Actors Craft: Self and Ensemble
  • The Actors Craft: Creating A Role
  • The Actors Craft: Playing The Scene
  • Playing Shakespeare

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

  • 112 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design). A Level General Studies is not accepted.
Specific GCSE requirements
  • GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered
Non Tariffed Qualifications
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points
International Baccalaureate points
  • 26

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
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    Based on the original amount of 14500 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 Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
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