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BA (Hons)


3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

This unique actor training programme taught by industry professionals provides you with the skills and knowledge to work as an actor on screen stage and in digital media.

The industry driven BA (Hons) Acting course teaches you everything you need to know about being a contemporary actor. Your training involves movement, voice, classical text, rehearsal processes, acting for screen, radio and voiceover along with devising and professional preparation. You will graduate industry ready, complete with a showreel, voice-reel and professional headshots.

Our programme is highly practical and geared toward performance. You will appear in directed public performances in your second and third year, including industry showcases in Manchester and London.

Ranked 1st in the UK, this is a well established course, with results that speak for themselves. Former students have appeared in high profile screen roles in some of the UK’s top TV dramas and worked in theatre for companies including The Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre and The Royal Exchange. Graduates from this course have also formed companies, producing their own work with the support of Arts Council England funding.

Why study with us

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Acting is ranked 1st in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2021).
  • Acting at the University of Central Lancashire is ranked with 100% overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2021)
  • Our graduates include Mandip Gill (Yasmin in Doctor Who), Freddie Bolt (Ackley Bridge), Jordan Reece (Emmerdale). Riley Carter (Eastenders) Sarah George, Alexa Lee and Gary Hanks (Hollyoaks).

Janet Hampson gives her advice to our Acting students

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What you'll do

  • Your studies will be practice based, emphasising the importance of technique - learning in workshops and assessed through performance.
  • This is a production-based course, with the majority of your work directed towards performance, including to the public.
  • You’ll learn from tutors who are experienced performing artists –professionals with a national, if not international, reputation.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

Our BA (Hons) Acting course offers a programme of industry-focused, highly vocational training designed to prepare you for the realities of a career in the acting profession.

Although a relatively new course, we have an impressive track record of helping young actors make their way in the profession – in particular, building a strong reputation for producing talented young screen actors, with recent graduates appearing regularly in leading UK TV dramas.

Throughout the course, you’ll find an approach that is exciting, supportive, highly practical, vocational and performance focused. We will equip you with the skills which not only make you employable but also enable you to be creative.

During your final year, you’ll receive individual professional mentoring and appear in live Industry showcases in Manchester and London. Your online portfolio, including headshots, showreel and voice-reel, will feature on the University’s digital showcase, our very own graduate portal. This course is recognised by Spotlight and Equity and you will be eligible to for membership of both.

Throughout the course you will also have opportunities to take part in extra -curricular activities and projects, designed to not only encourage students and graduates to be pro-active in creating their own work but also to provide industry experience, extra training opportunities and give support and advice.

Upon graduation we encourage you to stay in touch with us during your first years in the industry for professional advice and guidance, audition coaching, use of facilities and collaboration on creative projects. On average, 75% of our graduates find agents after appearing in our showcases. 

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Arts and Media located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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