University of West London

Course Introduction

If you want to explore the skills needed to become a professional actor - and also develop your ability as a singer – then this course is for you. This degree will enable you to become a self-reflective practitioner who can think, write and develop their own work.

You will study Eastern and Western European theatre, and concentrate on a variety of acting styles. In the third year you will get the opportunity to promote your work to leading industry professionals in masterclasses, workshops, mock auditions and in the West End agents’ showcase.

You will have access to flexible performance spaces, with lighting and sound equipment, a dance studio, rehearsal rooms and additional external facilities, including professional theatre venues.

We encourage you to critically assess the global influences acting has as an art form, and we reference these in lectures and workshops.

You will study:

• acting

• voice

• movement

• singing

• mask work

• accent/dialects

• contemporary dance

• stage combat.

An understanding of the history of theatre will inform your practical studies in acting, movement, voice and singing – providing context and integrity to your performance work.

In your third year, you will have the opportunity to perform in three full-scale productions – including an agents’ showcase in the West End. You will also explore acting for camera and radio.

In all these projects, and throughout the entire course, you will be taught by leading practitioners – many of whom still work actively within the profession.

Your degree can take you anywhere, but some of the most popular careers for graduates include working in films, television and radio.

You may wish to undertake postgraduate study in your subject or even explore something new.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,500 Overseas Fees