UWE Bristol - BA Hons Drama and Acting

UWE Bristol

BA Hons Drama and Acting

Combine extensive practical experience with underlying theory and graduate confident, creative and ready for an exciting future as a performer.

Why study drama and acting?

Contemporary acting is competitive. You need know your strengths as a performer and develop them to the highest level possible through practice and direction.

When you audition for a role or drama school, you need to be able to demonstrate your range and ability in as little as three minutes.

Being prepared isn't just about learning your lines, it's about choosing the right one and being ready for changes and questions on the day.

Studying drama and acting prepares you for these challenges so you have the best chance to make an impression.

Why UWE Bristol?

BA(Hons) Drama and Acting is for those who love performing live and appreciate a challenge. You'll develop your performance skills through core modules in acting for stage and screen, and physical theatre.

Work closely with our supportive theatre community to share ideas and work as collectively on productions.

Build your skills in all aspects of performing and gain plenty of practical experience.

Play a part in Bristol's vibrant culture, with regular exchanges between the university and local theatre network. Get support to form your own theatre company, producing your own extra-curricular work and making the most of rehearsal and performance space.

As an actor, you will devise and perform original pieces of theatre. Specialist workshops led by staff and industry professionals will give you the chance to develop skills such as auditioning for theatre, film and television, and you'll showcase your work at the New Performance Festival.

City Campus is a creative powerhouse that spans the city of Bristol and is made up of Bower Ashton, Spike Island, Arnolfini and Watershed.

BA(Hons) Drama and Acting is based at the City Campus, and uses theatres and specialist spaces at the Arnolfini and Bower Ashton Studios.

Shaping the course towards the type of acting, or area of theatre making you're most interested in, you'llemerge as a confident and creative practitioner, ready to thrive in your career.

Showcase your work to potential employers at the final year Creative Industries Degree Show and build an impressive portfolio of work.

Where can it take me?

Graduate in a confident position for a career performing for theatre, television and film.

You could also progress to further study with one of the country's prestigious theatre schools such as the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Literacy and Numeracy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

Tailoring what and how you study, you can shape the course towards your chosen career path.

Our graduates go on to a career performing for theatre, television, and film.

Course Details

Year 1

Introduction to Actor Training
Introduction to Physical Theatre
Introduction to Creative Writing
Introduction to Performance Texts and Contexts.

Year 2

Acting for Stage
Devising Physical Theatre.

Two optional modules
New Shakespeares
Inventing Modernism.

Final Year

Final Year Project
Acting for Screen

Two optional modules
The Creative Writing Project
Avant-Garde Theatre
Contemporary British and American Drama.

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