Acting for Stage and Screen BA (Hons)

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UCAS code: W412 112 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14820 per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: W412 64 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 14820 per year

What makes this course different

  • Highly rated by our students

    91% of acting students surveyed on this course responded positively to questions on “The Teaching on my Course” in the 2023 National Student Survey.

  • Industry networks

    Collaborations with Film, Fashion, and Media provide opportunities to appear in Film Festivals and stories being created for camera, motion capture and microphone mediums.

  • Industry connections

    Alongside Spotlight’s Digital Showcase, you will learn about auditions from casting directors, agents, directors and creative producers, graduating with a professionally shot showreel.


Spotlight graduates

Third year students can join as graduate members, giving industry exclusive access to profiles.

Find out more about Spotlight

Course modules

If you join the foundation year, you will have the opportunity to transform and develop your existing experience and skills in creative practice. You will establish key academic skills to prepare you for undergraduate study on acting courses, including – but not limited to - screen acting courses.

The first year of your acting degree develops core skills in key areas of disciplinary practice and collaboration. Take part in industry-modelled projects with students from other related disciplines.

In the second year, you will experiment further. You will explore different approaches to individual and collaborative acting practices. You will engage with external practitioners and organisations and develop employability skills as part of a Professional Life module. You will build upon existing skills as you focus on both stage and screen acting and theory.

In the third year, you will focus on the development of your own specialist ideas, practice, and research within acting classes and the wider screen acting course. You will work with others, internal and external to the University.

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Our collaboration with Spotlight enables graduates to promote themselves as industry professionals. Spotlight connects performers with roles in theatre, television and film productions around the world. Casting professionals choose Spotlight to cast their projects because their performers are known as the industry’s best. This acting course is recognised alongside leading drama schools as a contemporary and exciting training. You will develop an extensive CV, showreel and resilience to make exciting work in film, TV and stage.

Whether you are pursuing a degree in acting, a screen acting degree, or an acting foundation course in London, our acting qualifications aim to provide comprehensive training. Our acting courses at the university offer a broad spectrum of acting for stage and screen programmes. For those looking to specialise further, we offer a MA in acting and a masters in acting tailored to enhance your expertise.

Industry links

In addition to our collaboration with Spotlight we have industry links with multiple acting organisations.

Graduate employers

Currently in the third year of running, this section will be updated with graduate progression destinations when our third years have graduated.

Job roles

Typical roles which our acting graduates have gone on to include: actor, screenwriter, director and producer. 

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Further study

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As a university committed to your career growth, we've curated dedicated Career Zones across all of our campuses with practical services tailored to your success. From internships, personalised coaching, and employability workshops to volunteering, mentoring, placements, and enterprise opportunities, we offer a diverse range of support."
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Career Zone

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

You'll be taught by a range of staff, many of whom run their own practices or work in practice. This ensures that the practice-led research that is disseminated in the studios or takes place there, is relevant to industry and practice. It also means that studios are well placed to take advantage of the myriad of professional networks that staff bring with them.

Within each module, there is a practice component and a coursework component. This will ensure knowledge and skills are always introduced and developed in relation to projects.

    Guided independent study

    When not attending timetabled lectures you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for exams. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, the library, and Moodle.

    Academic support

    Our academic support team provides help in a range of areas - including learning and disability support.

    Dedicated personal tutor

    When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of staff who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.


    Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

    The approximate percentages for this course are:

    • Scheduled teaching - 300 hours; 
    • guided independent study - 900 hours.

    Your timetable

    Your individualised timetable is normally available to you within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

    Class sizes

    To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 30 students per year. You will attend lectures and seminars together and regularly work in smaller groups and individually in workshops and practical sessions.

How you'll be assessed

Assessment is split 80% practice portfolio and 20% coursework portfolios. You'll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 20 working days.

  • Projects: Professional practice, innovation, enterprise and engagement will be modelled and applied in live projects and assessed through the development of an online creative portfolio. Each piece of coursework will be presented as a digital portfolio.
  • Practice Portfolio: Practice portfolios include a range of creative artefacts associated with disciplinary and interdisciplinary practice, developed through performance, production, composition, devising, writing, and other creative activities. Practice portfolios are used to capture multi-dimensional evidence relating to the product of a creative process (e.g. performance, composition, installation, improvisation, workshop, site-specific activity, interactive artefact (e.g. immersive theatre production or website), and other artefacts relating to the creation of this material, including formative assessment evidence (e.g. plans, notes, scripts, scores, evidence of collaborative development/devising).
  • Coursework Portfolios: Coursework portfolios report the process of creating practical work. They will often include production reports to illustrate and evaluate the process, as well as integrate research and contextualisation, including formative assessment evidence. Practice and theory are integrated, so that research skills, critical reflection and evaluation, and contextual studies are embedded in your project work throughout the programme.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD


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What our students and staff say

The depth and breadth of experience and skills gained on this course are invaluable. The more you give to this course, the more the course gives back."

Chris Courtney

Current student

Acting for stage and screen students
Outstanding work. Authentic, funny and insightful performances that we never see at other unis or drama schools. You could see all the hard work, discipline and talent jump off the stage - so good"

Abbie Elliot

Producer. Director. Agent. Coach. @raawlondon