Professional Acting BA (Hons) Advanced acting for all media.
Students performing in The Laramie Project at Bristol Old Vic's Weston Studio


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: This course opens for 2020/2021 entry on 18 July 2020.

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

A summary of essential course information is also available (PDF, 85 KB).  Applications can only be accepted through UCAS Conservatoire and not via any third party.

ⓘ Where Covid-19 control measures impact our ability to deliver this course as described for the 2020-21 academic year, we will update offer holders by email and confirm teaching arrangements at least four weeks before term begins.

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.

Students perform at a London Showcase in front of invited industry professionals. This annual event introduces you to casting directors and agents.

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Students have the opportunity to work with professionally recognised directors.

These include Sally Cookson, Tom Morris and Bill Alexander.

An ensemble ethic runs throughout the three years. Students have gone on to work at theatres including The National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Court as well as feature in major roles within film and television productions, both in the United Kingdom and USA.

A copy of the rules and regulations governing the course is available here.

Students relaxing outside of the School
The School is in a beautiful part of Bristol, overlooking a huge park called the Downs. We sometimes take advantage of our close proximity to the Downs during the summer term, practising fight and dance routines, or voice or singing classes! Dan Hall, BA Professional Acting student