Professional Acting BA (Hons) Advanced acting for all media.


Professional Acting BA (Hons)

Key Information
  • Award

    Professional Acting BA (Hons)

  • UCAS Code


  • Duration

    3 years (full-time)

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Course Overview

Please note: Applications OPEN on 18th July 2019 and will close at 4pm on Friday 28th February 2020. Applications can only be accepted through UCAS Conservatoire and not via any third party.

This BA Hons level programme provides students with advanced level skills and knowledge in Acting for all media including Theatre, Television, Film and Radio.

Course summary document can be found here – BA Hons Professional Acting Course Key Facts


This is a predominantly vocational course

It has high contact hours concentrating on core skills in Acting, Voice, Movement and Singing in the first year, followed by three community tours to school and theatre audiences in the second year.

Core classes in technical skills are maintained throughout the second and final years alongside industry specific training in professional development and audition skills.

The final year consists of three full productions in theatres and other venues within Bristol.

Students also produce high quality short films and broadcast radio standard pieces for showreel and promotional purposes.

A London Showcase in front of industry professionals is an annual event.

Students have the opportunity to work with professionally recognised directors.

These include Sally Cookson (left), Tom Morris and Bill Alexander is hugely beneficial to the future employment prospects of the students and in recent times students have progressed to work at the major theatre playing houses including The National, the RSC and the Royal Court as well as feature in major roles within Film and Television productions both in the United Kingdom and America.

The ethic of the ensemble runs throughout the three years. A copy of the rules and regulations governing the course is available consult the BOVTS policies and procedures page.

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice