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.
Why choose this course?
Conservatoire actor training for stage, television, radio and screen led by professional staff and established practitioners
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
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
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
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).
What Happens in Vegas, No Strings Attached
JFK, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Paranoia
I, Daniel Blake; Collateral; Adult Material; Call the Midwife
Umbrella Academy, Game of Thrones
Presenter, Actress, Winner of I'm A Celeb
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
- Teachers and teaching assistants
Course content is regularly reviewed, to make it relevant and current. Course modules are therefore subject to change.
You will be introduced to the academic and intellectual skills that you will need for study and professional development. In addition, you will begin to learn the practical and technical skills of the actor and contextualise these in developing your understanding of theatre making.
- 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
Your skills will be further developed towards a level appropriate to pre-professional work and you will experience performance in collaboration with other disciplines.
- To demonstrate the consistent use of physical, vocal and musical performance skills in a range of contexts
- Employ a range of analytical, reflective and communication skills, informed by an understanding of the processes inherent in a production
- Critically evaluate and analyse the relationship between the actor, the text, the performance and the audience in a range of social contexts, historical periods and cultures
- Take responsibility for the development and assessment of your own professional skills
- Optional modules in MoCap and Spoken Word Theatre Performance
- Approaches to stylised and Shakespearean text, theatre-making, clowning, and ensemble work
- 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.
Meet our Staff
Lecturer in Acting – Module Year Coordinator for L5 Actors and Actor Musicians
Julian Jones trained at RADA 1984–1986 and has worked as an actor in theatre, television and film for the past 25 years. He is a Lecturer in Acting at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, where he both teaches and directs.Read their full profile
BA Acting Programme DirectorRead their full profile
Module Year Co-ordinatorRead their full profile
How to join
For 2023 entry, please apply via UCAS by the UCAS deadline on 25th January 2023 to guarantee an audition.
Institution code: R51
Course code: W410
64 UCAS points*
This is equivalent to two Cs 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.
For 2023 entry, there will be a £35 audition fee, unless you are eligible for an exemption, which you can learn more about by clicking the link below.
Our Auditions page gives an overview of the process and a video about preparing for audition.Auditions Audition Fee Exemption
Mode of study
Course Fees (2022 Entry)
Fees for 2023 entry have not been published yet.
UK/Republic of Ireland students (Fee per year)
International students (Fee per year)
Fee Exemption Criteria
- You audition as part of a progression agreement.
- Your household income is under £25,000 per year.
- You are in receipt of benefits including disability benefits: Universal Credit, PIP, DLA.
- You are Care Experienced (Care Leaver/in the care of your Local Authority).
- You have Caring Responsibilities (Young Carer/ Carer).
- You are irreconcilably Estranged with no contact with parents/family due to a relationship breakdown living independently without financial/emotional support from parents/family.
- You can offer other evidence of financial hardship.
- You are being auditioned overseas.
If you think you are eligible for the above fee waivers, our admissions team will be able to provide you with more details when you apply.