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BA (Hons)Acting

Birmingham City University United Kingdom, Birmingham
Tuition fee £15,500.00 per year
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Learn how to become an actor here at the Birmingham School of Acting. Our BA in Acting is designed to advance your practical, personal and professional progress.

Accredited by Drama UK, this contemporary course will prepare you for an exciting, creative career in front of a live, screen or radio audience. You will receive specialist training in voice, movement and singing, graduating with the skill and aptitude to take on the exciting and dynamic world of the dramatic arts.

Study within a vibrant and dynamic environment, alongside your passionate and energetic peers. With a proactive, hands-on attitude you shall train vigorously to achieve a high-standard of skill that is expected of the contemporary actor.

This three-year course will train you to become an actor. Throughout the course you will make a showreel, perform showcases to industry and perform in external theatres. Graduates of this course have gone on to craft successful and inspiring careers, such as Tom Lister – best known for his role as Carl King in Emmerdale and Helen George, who played Trixie Franklin in Call the Midwife.

We aim to transform you into an independently-minded performer and practitioner with a diverse skills base. Creating opportunities for yourself through a forward-thinking attitude, you will engage with the course both intellectually and creatively. We strive to help you fully realise your creative gifts and talent. Encouraging you to create a well-informed working process that is supported by practice, theory and reflection.

Your classes will mainly be studio-based sessions, focusing on the practical application of acting, voice, movement and singing. For some modules you will have timetabled rehearsal time, where you will work in groups to produce material.

Your studies will help to influence and shape your career; previous graduates have been commended by industry for their innovative and challenging project work. You will be thrown into the deep-end of a full-time training. The course is demanding and energetic, allowing you to explore your potential in a fun, exciting but challenging environment; applying your passion and paving the way for an exciting and successful career.

Career opportunities

We’re incredibly proud of our graduates, and are committed to offering you a high-level of training to pave the way for your future acting career. Recent graduates are currently employed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, the BBC and independent television and in film.

We have a diverse and exciting number of notable alumni from our BA (Hons) Acting course, such as Catherine Tyldesley.

Our graduates have not only gone onto work on screen, we have an impressive number of graduates working in live theatre. Amy Booth-Steel and Iris Roberts have starred in various West End productions, and Jenny Palmer has successfully worked in Austria touring with Vienna’s English Theatre. Our graduates regularly work internationally with companies such as The Vienna English Theatre Company and Whitehorse Theatre Company; and they have also appeared in productions in Chicago, San Francisco and New York, Paris and Berlin.

Throughout your studies you’ll have the chanceto collaborate with students from other arts and creatively-led courses, opening up a wide range of career routes for you. For example, previous graduates have collaborated with students from the School of Media, in the production of radio dramas and students across the acting, stage management course regularly collaborate to produce their own work.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.