Acting BA (Hons)

UCAS code W410
Location Lma
Duration 3 Years

2019/20 New Entrants, Full Time

  • Home and EU students: £8,500 per year of study
Course start September
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  • Subject to approval, also available in London from September 2020

Course outline

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The BA (Hons) Acting degree at LMA is distinctive in that it is delivered by industry professionals with a completely up-to-date knowledge-base, built around the workings and idiosyncrasies unique to the acting profession. Our staff have direct links to many leading industry figures and, as such, are able to provide guest lectures and masterclasses that include Olivier, BAFTA, RTS and Academy Award winning professionals.
Our course provides a solid grounding in all major genres and practices, and combines this with innovative ways of enabling you to integrate your acquired knowledge into professional practice. For example, an in-depth study of the classics will sit alongside modules considering funding and budgetary expectations that you will encounter as a professional. You will explore models by which, on graduation, you may form an independent small scale touring theatre company, thereby entering the industry at a much earlier stage and on your own terms.

As an actor you will be encouraged to experience the dynamic of live performance from the very outset of your course: you will be expected to perform for an audience within the first term – this is really exciting, and helps you develop resilience and teamwork, as well as acting skills. This is possible because not only the teaching staff but also Senior Management (including Joint Principals and Vice Principal) have, in addition to the required academic rigour required for supporting your degree studies, first-hand industry experience as live performers and production staff. LMA is built upon a culture of expertise, and is proud to extend that experience to support the development of new talent to enter as industry professionals. 

Our rehearsals, technical runs and performances are run completely in line with accepted industry norms, and outside reviewers visit our shows and provide critiques which are placed in the public domain alongside major mainstream theatre and TV companies.

Your course will provide excellent value for money featuring high contact hours with the tutors, which will help to instil the discipline, training and professional standards and expectations that the industry demands.

Acting at LMA

Entry requirements

UCAS Tariff: 64

Teaching and learning

Study time Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements. A typical composition of study time for this course is: 
Year 1: you'll spend 35% of time in lectures, seminars or similar, and 65% of time in independent study.
Year 2: you'll spend 36% of time in lectures, seminars or similar, and 64% of time in independent study.
Year 3: you'll spend 42% of time in lectures, seminars or similar, and 58% of time in independent study.


The balance of assessment depends on the subject area, your choice of option modules and professional body requirements. A typical composition of assessment for this course is: 

Year 1: your assessment will be 51% by practical exams and 49% by coursework.
Year 2: your assessment will be 75% by practical exams and 25% by coursework.
Year 3: your assessment will be 33% by practical exams and 68% by coursework


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