What you’ll study

Acting is a demanding course that aims to produce an artist who is physically and vocally flexible, and intellectually alive and curious. Over three years, you will train in a variety of methodologies employed in a range of genres, from contemporary to classical to experimental.

Alongside the core disciplines of voice, movement and acting techniques, you will engage with new technologies, giving you a range of creative and transferable skills. You will develop the creative and intellectual independence of an artist able to shape the industry of the future.

RBC Showcase in the Rose Theatre

Why choose this course?

Expert Training

Conservatoire actor training for stage, television, radio and screen led by professional staff and established practitioners

Career-focused

You will receive outstanding career development and support during your study, working only with top professional people, including preparation for agents, casting directors and auditions

World-class facilities

Excellent studio and training facilities — purpose-built rehearsal, movement and performance spaces, two flexible drama studios and the fully-equipped Rose Theatre and Barn Theatre

Professional experience

Alongside numerous College-based performances, you will take part in an industry showcase in London and perform in a range of fully-mounted public productions in professional venues

Your future career

RBC Production - i never get dressed till after dark on Sunday's

We are focussed on preparing you for your future career after graduation. This includes: Public performances in a variety of public venues; Preparation for the voice industry; Helping you leave with a quality show reel for Television and Film industry opportunities; Comprehensive Professional preparation and a London Showcase (introducing your work to the industry and agents).

Alumni Success

Lake Bell

What Happens in Vegas, No Strings Attached

Jessica Gunning

Fortitude, Pride

Maddy Hill

Imogen, EastEnders

Gary Oldman

JFK, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Paranoia

Hayley Squires

I, Daniel Blake; Collateral; Adult Material; Call the Midwife

Tom Hopper

Umbrella Academy, Game of Thrones

Giovanna Fletcher

Presenter, Actress, Winner of I'm A Celeb

Career Options

Studying an Arts related subject provides our students with a wide range of skills. Recent graduates have progressed into the following occupations:

  • Actors, entertainers & presenters
  • Arts officers producers & directors
  • Conference & exhibition managers and organisers
  • Chief executives & senior officials
  • Public relations professionals
  • Musicians
  • Teachers and teaching assistants

Course breakdown

Course content is regularly reviewed, to make it relevant and current. Course modules are therefore subject to change.

Year 1

  • Introduction to core skills and concepts of acting
  • A rigorous course of exercise using methods derived from Stanislavski and Meisner to:
    • remove blocks or inhibitions to emotional and imaginative spontaneity
    • release responsiveness
  • Introduction to voice and movement
  • The application of key skills to scenes chosen from the naturalistic repertoire
  • Contextual study relevant to practical work

Year 2

  • The refinement of the actor’s instrument and skills
  • Introduction to non-naturalistic techniques
  • Development of voice and movement
  • Approaches to stylised and Shakespearean text, theatre-making, clowning, and ensemble work
  • Optional modules in MoCap and Spoken Word Theatre Performance
  • Advanced contextual study

Year 3

  • A range of public performances, including New Writing
  • Approaches to radio and microphone technique
  • Television, film project and acting to camera
  • Professional preparation and London Showcase
  • Independent Research Project

Teaching and assessment methods

  • In your first year, you will complete around 900 hours of indicative scheduled learning and teaching activities and 300 hours of independent learning on projects, productions, placements or self-directed study. Assessment will be through Performances; Coursework, presentations and portfolios; Continuous practical assessment.
  • In your second year, you will complete around 900 hours of indicative scheduled learning and teaching activities and 300 hours of independent learning on projects, productions, placements or self-directed study. Assessment will be through Performances; Coursework, presentations and portfolios; Continuous practical assessment.
  • In your third year, you will complete around 900 hours of indicative scheduled learning and teaching activities and 300 hours of independent learning on projects, productions, placements or self-directed study. Assessment will be through Performances; Coursework, presentations and portfolios; Continuous practical assessment.

 

Programme summaries

Meet our Staff

Julian Jones Rose Bruford College Module Year Co-ordinator
Julian Jones

Lecturer in Acting – Module Year Coordinator for L5 Actors and Actor Musicians

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David Zoob
David Zoob

BA Acting Programme Director

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Raymi Renee
Raymi Renee

Module Year Co-ordinator

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How to join

UK/Republic of Ireland applicants
International Applicants

For 2022 entry, please apply via UCAS by the UCAS deadline on 26 January to guarantee audition or portfolio.

Institution code: 10005523

Course code: BAACT

UCAS Points

64 UCAS points*

This is equivalent to two C’s at ‘A’ level or one Merit and two Passes at BTEC (QCF) National Diploma or equivalent.

*We offer places based upon your future potential. We may offer you a place based on lower UCAS points than shown here, or an offer that is not linked to UCAS points if we have evidence of your potential from your application or audition/portfolio review.

Audition Fees

For 2022 entry, there will be no fee for any initial audition submission. There will be fees for callbacks unless you are eligible for an exemption, which you can learn more about by clicking the links below.

Acting callback fee £55

Our Portfolio and Auditions page gives an overview of the process and a video of useful interview tips from current and former students. *exemptions from this audition charge

Auditions Audition Fee Exemption

Please contact us at [email protected] for information on entry criteria if you are applying from outside the UK or require assistance

Course Summary

Duration

3 years

Mode of study

Full Time

Start date

Sep 2022

Course Type

Undergraduate Course

Qualification

BA (Hons)

Course Fees (2021 Entry)

UK/Republic of Ireland students

£9250

International students

£18000

Additional Costs

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