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Acting (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

University of Bedfordshire

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Bedford Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

About the course

Using a range of approaches from plays and multimedia performance to physical and musical theatre, you develop your skills and gain wide experience through both performing established repertory and devising exciting new works. You are also given a foundation in drama theory and trends in performing arts, and are encouraged to think, write and talk about how this theory informs your work.

Each year, you perform in a large-scale work made with professional directors, which could be anything from Shakespeare to a cutting-edge contemporary multimedia production. You will also prepare for graduation by forming a company and creating your own work to show in our professional 280-seat theatre.

Why choose this course?

  • Gain performance experience in our state-of-the-art rehearsal studios and 280-seat professional theatre
  • Benefit from being taught by our highly experienced teaching team as well as learning from visiting actors and directors active in the industry
  • Create a major piece of work for the annual student showcase and performance festival
  • Take advantage of extra-curricular activities including cultural exchanges, societies and trips
  • Learn entrepreneurial skills to help you find and audition for work in the theatre and performance industries as well as apply for arts funding
  • Take the course over four years and benefit from a year’s placement in the industry (see below), where you gain experience and make contacts for the future
  • If you need a step-up into higher education, start with a Foundation Year which guarantees entry to the degree course

Acting with Foundation Year - BA (Hons)

A Degree with a Foundation Year gives you guaranteed entry to an Undergraduate course.

Whether you’re returning to learning and require additional help and support to up-skill, or if you didn’t quite meet the grades to pursue an Undergraduate course, our Degrees with Foundation Year provide a fantastic entry route for you to work towards a degree level qualification.

With our guidance and support you’ll get up to speed within one year, and will be ready to seamlessly progress on to undergraduate study at Bedfordshire.

The Foundation Year provides an opportunity to build up your academic writing skills and numeracy, and will also cover a range of subject specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree.

This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will need to successfully complete the Foundation Year to progress on to the first year of your bachelor’s degree.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Bedfordshire

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  • Campus address

    University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton, Luton, LU1 3JU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    89th out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    97 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%



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