ArtsEd offers inclusive, detailed contemporary, BA actor training for Stage, Film, Television and Audio. Preparing you to become world-leading artists, theatre-makers and performers in all genres, by focusing on the ever-evolving developments in the creative industries.
Our tutors are inspiring, passionate industry professionals who are committed to work with you to craft the core skills you will need as an actor.
Dynamic, diverse and rigorous, this vocational three-year BA (Hons) degree in Acting course will develop your technical skills through practical classes, workshops and performances, motivating and challenging you to become an inventive and imaginative actor. By exploring imagination, improvisation, storytelling, play, text analysis, character realisation, vocal technique and movement skills you will discover how to develop a truthful, responsive and resilient individual acting process.
Our training creates graduates who are ready for a career in the industry. This can be seen on our Screenwork page, which features recent examples of original films and showreels, which students produce in their third year.
Applications for September 2024 open 16th October 2023. Applications close 1st March 2024. Sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with the latest news on our degrees and diplomas.
Self – Finding yourself in the context of the craft of acting
A person with no imagination has no wings – Mohammed Ali
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere – Albert Einstein
Yourself with others
For me, our job as artists is to serve the story, serve the director, and serve the fellow actors. And if you do that, by osmosis you’re serving yourself because you’ll get the best out of yourself. – David Oyelowo
Performance projects – primarily directed by external Directors
You and Beyond: The Profession
Why, then the world’s mine oyster – Shakespeare (Merry Wives of Windsor)
|Audition Fee||Round 1 FREE, Recall £25||Audition fee waivers are available|
|Course Fee 2023-24: First Year Students||£16,300 p.a.|
|£21,860 p.a.||Overseas Students*|
|Course Fee 2023-24: Second Year Students||£15,670 p.a|
|£21,020 p.a||Overseas Students*|
|Course Fee 2023-24: Third Year Students||£15,210 p.a|
|BA (Hons) Validation fee||£595||City, University of London. Fee reviewed annually|
|Acceptance Deposit||£350||UK / EU Students|
The deposit will be held by the School and will be refunded on completion of the course, without interest, less any outstanding sums owed by the student to ArtsEd.
Fees are subject to annual review and may increase in years two and three in line with inflation. One term’s notice will be given of any increases.
Find out about the various funding options available to you on the Funding & Scholarships page.
*Overseas students are those without indefinite leave to remain, or the right to settle in the UK under the Common Travel Area between the UK and Ireland.
Am I Eligible for the BA (Hons) Acting course?
Applicants must be aged 18 or due to have turned 18 by the time the course commences.
In addition, the following qualifications are normally required:
If an applicant fulfils the audition criteria, but comes from an unconventional academic background, the academic requirements may be waived, although good spoken English is a requirement for all our courses.
At ArtsEd we are committed and are active in maintaining equal opportunities, all who apply will receive comparable treatment and no applicant will receive less or more favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, ethnic origin, disability, age or religion or any other equivalent factors. All successful applicants will be selected solely on the basis of their abilities.
You can find out everything you need to know about auditions here (including advice on making your self-tape).
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Click here to view the full Course Guide for BA (Hons) Acting
“I’m fascinated by the variety of industry professionals that we get to work with on a weekly basis.”Matilda Oliver, 2020 graduate
“I’m pushed to be free, I’m pushed to use my imagination at every step which is also pushing my boundaries and allowing me to produce whatever I feel.”Manan Joshi, 2022 graduate
“It’s amazing how free I can be as a person and how the community supports me and loves me for being me and how I can express it whatever way I can, and develop as an actor.”Nico Cetrulo, 2022 graduate