Acting (Stage and Screen) BA (Hons)

Coventry University
Program overview
3-4 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025
Coventry University

About this program

Acting (Stage and Screen) BA (Hons)

Acting (Stage and Screen) BA (Hons) is aimed at students wanting to engage with live and mediated forms of acting. The course will develop and enhance your personal, professional and vocational skills.

The course will develop and enhance your personal, professional and vocational skills. It fosters creativity, critical reflection and an understanding of the processes and performances of diverse acting practices in their global, historical, and contemporary socio-political contexts, and across live, recorded, and digital platforms. This is a collaborative, creative and industry-facing course in which you have the opportunity to develop your skills in presentation and critically-creative academic enquiry. These skills are essential for a range of careers in the creative industries and beyond. You will work closely with other students in media and performing arts, and in the faculty, developing a portfolio of work across a range of media that will enhance their prospects for employability upon graduation.

You will apply key skills in voice, movement and character development to work on stage and on screen. You will also have the opportunity to engage with acting in, for example, drama and documentary film production, television, radio, corporate video and video art, live theatre, and immersive technologies such as augmented and virtual reality. The course builds upon extensive faculty expertise in the research and practice of immersive performance and motion capture, interactive media arts, and installation. The course is at the cutting edge of technological innovation in performer training with the Immersive in Telepresence project conducted in conjunction with Tampere University in Finland, having been the recipient of several international awards.

Taught primarily through practical workshops, via virtual platforms or in professionally equipped studio spaces, you will benefit from a sector-leading digital environment, access to industry professionals, and a University-wide commitment to collaborative learning, and to supporting the development of sustainable global citizenship.

Admission requirements

UK students

A Level : BBC


IB Diploma : 29 points

GCSE requirement : Minimum five graded 9-4 including English.

International students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (with at least 5.5 in each component area)
  • If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.

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Program content

Year one

  • The Actor's Toolkit: An Introduction
  • The Performer and The Space
  • The Actor's Toolkit: Development
  • Devising Performance Texts
  • The Cultural Industries and Creative Economy

Year two

  • The Actor's Toolkit: Digital Performance
  • Directed Performance 1
  • Exploring New Forms of Creative Practice
  • The Actor's Toolkit: Global Shakespeares

Placement year

  • Professional Placement Year
  • Study Abroad Year

Final year

  • The Actor's Toolkit: The Actor's Voice
  • Negotiated Performance Project
  • Preparing for Industry: Business Matters
  • Directed Performance 2
  • The Actor's Toolkit: The Actor's Body.

Program delivery

  • 3 years full-time
  • 4 years full-time (study abroad or work placement)
  • Flexible part-time


  • UK students : £9,250 per year.
  • International students : £17,700 per year.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand diverse practices of acting within historical and contemporary global contexts
  • Evidence theoretical and contextual knowledge and understanding of acting and performance across a range of live and mediated platforms
  • Engage with the work of local, national and international communities of practice to evaluate, challenge and influence current and future industry trends
  • Demonstrate a diverse range of acting and performance skills in a variety of independent and collaborative contexts
  • Critically reflect on the development of skills in the production a highly creative portfolio of work as an emerging independent and collaborative practitioner
  • Accurately deploy established techniques in acting across a range of live and mediated at various stages of performance and production.


  • Dedicated technical support for theatre and film, wardrobe needs and music technology, as well as a range of equipment available on loan, such as video, recording, sound and lighting.
  • Taught by staff with a broad range of experience and expertise with staff members still engaging in professional development activities and continuing to perform, create or contribute to the wider theatre research culture through publications and performances.
  • Excellent links with industry, some of whom provide placements as well as collaborating with professional partners to create, tour and facilitate live applied theatre projects, both locally and globally. Current partners include The Belgrade Theatre, Theatre Absolute, Strangeface Theatre Co, Midlands Arts Centre and Warwick Arts Centre.
  • Access to facilities, including: a dance performance space with lighting/sound control rooms and comprehensive and up-to-date technical equipment, two dance studios, theatre workshop space, wardrobe facilities and storage with around 3,500 costume items and 1,500 accessories, dressing rooms and box office facilities. Booking may be required for some facilities.

Career paths

Our graduates have gone on to further training, both in UK and abroad and have worked in a variety of roles in the theatre and film industry from acting for Amazon Prime, BBC and Netflix, touring with both large and small scale independent theatre companies and freelance performers.

Recent graduates have secured work in the education departments of theatres including The Belgrade Theatre, The Birmingham Rep, Old Vic Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent, The Roundhouse in London. Others have found roles with a range of organisations, such as supporting national community cohesion at The Challenge, managing TEFL (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language) programmes with Dramatic English in Hong Kong, working alongside schools at specialist SEN agencies or with Live and Local promoting arts in rural Warwickshire.

About this institute

Coventry University

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Priory St
CV1 5FB Coventry


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