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BA (Hons) Acting and Performance

Solent University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2021

Program description

BA (Hons) Acting and Performance

You will be immersed in a balanced and stimulating programme of study of acting and performance, integrating theoretical and critical analysis and receiving up-to-date contemporary actors’ training alongside building essential skills, such as audition and interview techniques – ready to step up to the challenges of the industry. Optional modules also enable you to specialise in areas such as directing, teaching or applied theatre, broadening career pathways further. 

The course also offers opportunities to get involved in a wide range of recorded screen performance projects alongside live performance practice, enabling you to develop your acting skills in a friendly and nurturing environment.

Admission requirements

This course is the ideal for aspiring actors and performers who wish to further develop their performance techniques and gain a broad knowledge of the industry.

Optional units also allow students to specialize in a specific branch of the performing arts.

English language requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 20 in each individual component
  • Duolingo English Language Test - 100 overall with minimum of 90 in each component
  • or equivalent.

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

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Program content

Year one

Core units

  • Performance Histories – Ancient Ritual to Modern
  • Approaches to Stage and Screen Acting
  • Core Skills: Body and Voice
  • The Self and Text 1
  • Performance Practices and Techniques
  • Screen Practice and Performance

Year two

Core units

  • Global Spotlights on Stage Performance
  • Global Spotlights on Screen Performance
  • Stage & Screen Productions 
  • Self and Text 2
  • Professional Performance Skills - Live Brief


  • Creative Arts in Education
  • Performance and Well-being
  • Directing Performers
  • Music Theatre
  • Performance in the Digital Age

Year three

Core units

  • Major Stage – Live Brief
  • Creative Industries Research Project
  • Screen Projects
  • Careers in the Creative Industries


  • Creative Arts in Education
  • Performance and Well-being
  • Directing Performers
  • Music Theatre
  • Performance in the Digital Age

Scholarships & funding

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria.

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

  • UK, EU and Channel Island full-time fees: £9,250 per year
  • International full-time fees: £13,800 per year

Continuing studies

After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent.

Career opportunities

Solent’s acting and performance degree will prepare you for a career in the performing arts. Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • Stage and/or screen actor
  • Voice/radio actor
  • Physical theatre practitioner
  • Devising and creating your own work
  • Theatre/arts administration
  • Cruise ship entertainer
  • Drama teacher
  • Model
  • Theatre in education
  • Drama intern
  • Theatre marketing

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Got a passion for acting and performance? Do you dream of treading the boards in the West End or starring on the Hollywood big screen? Our performance courses combine practical skills with theoretical study, supporting you to develop the techniques and knowledge to help you launch your performance career.

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Solent University

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Solent University

Solent University
E Park Terrace
SO14 0YN Southhampton
United Kingdom

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