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BA (Hons) Acting

This course shows you what it takes to turn natural talent into a career and making dreams of performing on stage or film a reality.

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Reasons to study

Your skills will be in demand while you're here. Courses like BA (Hons) Film Production, BA (Hons) Costume, BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance and BA (Hons) Performance Design and Film Costume constantly use our actors.

You’ll collaborate with students from other courses to create professional film and theatre productions in various locations, including our own studio theatre and other public venues.

Your professional networking for industry begins right here, and our production process is what sets our students apart and gives them an edge.

BA (Hons) Acting
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Guest speakers

Throughout the year we'll be joined by guest speakers. Past guest speakers include Sarah Parish, Grate Scacchi, Director Mike Alfreds and Stephen Wrentmore. We also have visits from Casting Directors and Producers.

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We're proud of our students and Alumni, here are a few recent awards our actors have won, or been nominated for.

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Meet our graduating Class of 2023

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Course information

  • Three-year degree
  • Fully-equipped Black Box Theatre
  • A rehearsal and performance space in central Bournemouth
  • Acting, movement, music/voice and sound recording studio
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Career destinations

Our recent graduates have appeared in feature films, BBC and Netflix dramas, the West End, Shakespeare's Globe and more. Where will this course take you?

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Course team

Our talented teaching staff work nationally and internationally as actors, directors, stage managers, and technicians. You can find out more about the Acting department by exploring their profiles.

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Student gallery

Looking for inspiration? Take a look at the productions and projects that our current Acting students are involved with.

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See more of our student work

This course shows you what it takes to turn natural talent into a career – and make dreams of performing on stage or film a reality.