All the world’s a stage according to Shakespeare, and we’re all actors.
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.
Looking to start in 2019? There’s still time to apply for this course through UCAS. Visit our how to apply page for more information.
What you'll study
Our BA (Hons) Acting course will appeal to you if you are passionate about pursuing a performance career. You’ll have plenty of professional and technical support and we encourage you to experiment and work collaboratively with other students on your own projects.
You can download the full programme specification.
Watch Our Videos
Watch the Course Leader for BA (Hons) Acting, Katharine Piercey, sharing her insight into what makes a great actor and preview some of our students work.
Studios and Resources
Our BA (Hons) Acting students benefit from five specialist workspaces on campus. You’ll have access to acting, movement, music/voice and sound recording studios. We also have a fully-equipped black box theatre and a rehearsal and performance space in central Bournemouth. You’ll have access to acting, movement, music/voice and sound recording studios.
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Staff on the course
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.
MA Devised Performance (University of Winchester); BA Actor Musician (Rose Bruford College); Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Rose Bruford College); Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Katharine trained as an Actor Musician at Rose Bruford College and has an MA with Distinction in Devised Performance from the University of Winchester. Her varied work as a professional actor musician has included Poppy at the ICA and Disjointed at Jermyn Street Theatre; touring with Quantum Theatre for Science; the films Ali G in Da House (Working Title) and Bonviva (DMI Productions), and a Tetley Tea advert. A pianist, flautist and singer, Katharine also composes and arranges music for the...Full profile
What Graduates are doing
You can take a look at our 2018 graduates here.
Our graduates have gone on to work in feature and independent films, appeared in BBC dramas and on London’s National Theatre tours. You can read more about what some of our graduates are up to below – click on the alumni to find out more.
If your qualifications meet our entry requirements, we’ll invite you to an audition and interview. We’re looking for gifted people who have some experience of acting, who can articulate their views and their passion for Acting. You can also download our audition guidelines for BA (Hons) Acting for further guidance and to help you prepare.