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Falmouth University

Program description


Throughout this innovative acting degree, you'll learn the skills needed to succeed as a 21st century performer in a fast-moving industry. Supporting you will be practicing staff, who'll nurture your individual talents, encourage self-reflection and guide the creation of your own work.

You will:

  • Access cutting-edge green screen and motion capture facilities
  • Collaborate with students specialising in film, television and games, gaining industry-relevant training
  • Showcase your work at the AMATA Festival at the end of your third year
  • Benefit from AMATA's year-round performance program, which attracts world-class artists and performers, such as Anne McNulty, Gecko Theatre, Matthew Dunster, Michael Grandage Company, Prodigal and WildWorks
  • Enhance your employability as we prepare you for a professional career in the acting industry

Admission requirements

We consider all applications on their own individual merit and potential. We invite all applicants to an interview day or audition to give them the opportunity to demonstrate this along with what inspires and motivates them in their field. Applicants will also be able to show their portfolio or give a performance depending on the course. We welcome applications from all subject backgrounds, whether you’ve specialised in STEM, the arts or humanities.

As a guide our typical offer at undergraduate level is 104 – 120 UCAS Tariff points, primarily from Level 3 qualifications such as but not limited to A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.

Language requirements

For applicants whose first language is English we require you to have or be working towards GCSE English Language Grade 4 (C), or equivalent.

If English is not your first language you will need to meet the same standard, which is equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. We accept a range of in country equivalencies and approved tests.

If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you'll need to take a recognised language test that is approved and vouched for by the University.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year One

  • The Actor's Instrument
  • Performance, Culture & Contexts
  • Acting & Story
  • The Expressive Actor
  • Contemporary Performance Practices & Concepts
  • Acting & Character

Year Two

  • Performing in Recorded Media
  • Acting & Contemporary Performance
  • The Integrated Actor
  • Acting & Classical Performance
  • Screen Acting Skills
  • Acting and the Audience: Production 1

Year Three

  • Screen Acting Project
  • Show in a Bag: Solo Performance Project
  • The Thinking Practitioner: Student-Led Research
  • Professional Preparation
  • Acting and the Audience: Production 2

Scholarships & funding

For information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

  • Full-time UK/EU - £9,250
  • Full-time International - £16,000


What you'll learn

Focusing on practical skills, you'll learn from working industry professionals while studying voice and speech, textual analysis, physical expression and behaviour, and imaginative and real interactions with space, set and design. You'll also study collaborative and ensemble approaches to creative acting and performing.

Career opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to work in film, digital media, national theatre companies, advertising, radio, and performance companies of all sizes.

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About this institute

Falmouth University

For more than 100 years, Falmouth University has been a hub of creative thinking and design innovation. Today, our portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses represents the breadth of the Creative Industries, from art, design and fashion, to gaming, music...

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Falmouth University

Treliever Road
TR10 9FE Penryn Cornwall

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