Acting for Stage and Screen

Study options

Award

BA (Hons)

Key facts

UCAS code:
W431
UCAS code:
W435
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
Study option:
Full-time, top-up
Study option:
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years
Duration:
1 Year
Duration:
6 Years
Start date:
25 September 2023

Work in our Facilities

From our virtual production suite, our on campus studio theatre and MoCap space, you’ll be working in industry standard spaces.

Showcase your talents

Take part in our third year Manchester industry showcase

Become experienced

Act in at least two full scale public theatre productions as well as in filmed projects

Come and learn on our dynamic and versatile degree in Acting for Stage and Screen, which builds your skills both on-camera and onstage. This 80% practical degree introduces you to acting techniques via practical workshops, with assessment being built around performance and filmed work.

The aim of our Acting for Stage and Screen degree is to create skilled actors with an ability to work across all performance mediums, balancing acting for TV, film and digital media alongside theatre work. Whilst the focus is on acting, the transferable skills from an undergraduate arts degree can prepare you for postgraduate study, including teacher training, as well as work in the wider creative and cultural industries. 

Practical acting workshops form the basis of your course, with further classes developing your critical and evaluative skills. We teach current acting practice of embodied and psycho-physical acting techniques, drawing upon the specialist work of practitioners such as Demidov, Chekhov and Merlin amongst others.

Our team of lecturers is made up of experienced actors, directors and practitioners. We have links with many local, regional and national media, theatre and arts organisations, and encourage you to take up industry work experience as part of your degree.

The aim of our Acting for Stage and Screen degree is to create skilled actors with an ability to work across all performance mediums, balancing acting for TV, film and digital media alongside theatre work. Whilst the focus is on acting, the transferable skills from an undergraduate arts degree can prepare you for postgraduate study, including teacher training, as well as work in the wider creative and cultural industries. 

Practical acting workshops form the basis of your course, with further classes developing your critical and evaluative skills. We teach current acting practice of embodied and psycho-physical acting techniques, drawing upon the specialist work of practitioners such as Demidov, Chekhov and Merlin amongst others.

Our team of lecturers is made up of experienced actors, directors and practitioners. We have links with many local, regional and national media, theatre and arts organisations, and encourage you to take up industry work experience as part of your degree.

The aim of our Acting for Stage and Screen degree is to create skilled actors with an ability to work across all performance mediums, balancing acting for TV, film and digital media alongside theatre work. Whilst the focus is on acting, the transferable skills from an undergraduate arts degree can prepare you for postgraduate study, including teacher training, as well as work in the wider creative and cultural industries. 

Practical acting workshops form the basis of your course, with further classes developing your critical and evaluative skills. We teach current acting practice of embodied and psycho-physical acting techniques, drawing upon the specialist work of practitioners such as Demidov, Chekhov and Merlin amongst others.

Our team of lecturers is made up of experienced actors, directors and practitioners. We have links with many local, regional and national media, theatre and arts organisations, and encourage you to take up industry work experience as part of your degree.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen

Course content

This course consists of a combination of acting workshops, rehearsals and filmed and live performance, ensuring practice is underpinned with relevant contextual theory. Assessment is through presentations, productions, films rehearsals and other coursework– there are no formal exams!

A truly diverse course, in your first two years you’ll be taught fundamental principles of acting for all mediums using a range of contemporary and classical texts, as well as being introduced to other areas of the industry such as writing and directing to broaden your skill base.

We’ll also teach you the specific techniques required for recorded media such as MoCap, commercial voiceovers, virtual production, animation voiceover work and acting for radio drama. You will also have the opportunity to act in several public staged productions in your second and third years.

The modules you’ll study in your final year are unique to you. You can tailor your course from a range of numerous options and play to your interests and strengths. This may include acting in a major film project, acting in a classic play or exploring digital performance practice in the University’s state-of-the-art Motion Capture studio. You could choose to write a screenplay or one act theatre piece, write and perform your own monologue or explore dynamic rehearsal techniques as an actor which lead to further public performances.

Our third-year optional showcase is held each year for industry guests, including casting directors and agents.

This course consists of a combination of acting workshops, rehearsals and filmed and live performance, ensuring practice is underpinned with relevant theory. Assessment is through presentations, productions, films and other coursework– there are no formal exams!

The modules you’ll study in your Top Up year are unique to you. You can tailor your course from a range of numerous options and play to your interests and strengths. This may include acting in a major film project, acting in a classic play or exploring digital performance practice in the University’s state-of-the-art Motion Capture studio. You could choose to write a screenplay or one act theatre piece, write and perform your own monologue or explore dynamic rehearsal techniques as an actor which lead to further public performances.

Our third-year showcase is held each year in Manchester for industry guests, including casting directors and agents. You will also have the opportunity to act in several public staged productions.

This course consists of a combination of acting workshops, rehearsals and filmed and live performance, ensuring practice is underpinned with relevant contextual theory. Assessment is through presentations, productions, films rehearsals and other coursework– there are no formal exams!

A truly diverse course, in your first two years you’ll be taught fundamental principles of acting for all mediums using a range of contemporary and classical texts, as well as being introduced to other areas of the industry such as writing and directing to broaden your skill base.

We’ll also teach you the specific techniques required for recorded media such as MoCap, commercial voiceovers, virtual production, animation voiceover work and acting for radio drama. You will also have the opportunity to act in several public staged productions in your second and third years.

The modules you’ll study in your final year are unique to you. You can tailor your course from a range of numerous options and play to your interests and strengths. This may include acting in a major film project, acting in a classic play or exploring digital performance practice in the University’s state-of-the-art Motion Capture studio. You could choose to write a screenplay or one act theatre piece, write and perform your own monologue or explore dynamic rehearsal techniques as an actor which lead to further public performances.

Our third-year optional showcase is held each year for industry guests, including casting directors and agents.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice.  The first and second year are mainly taught in ‘blocks’ so that you are immersed in a particular topic and area for several weeks.

Typically, the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules in your third year. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice.  The first and second year are mainly taught in ‘blocks’ so that you are immersed in a particular topic and area for several weeks.

Typically, the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules in your third year. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice.  The first and second year are mainly taught in ‘blocks’ so that you are immersed in a particular topic and area for several weeks.

Typically, the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules in your third year. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

Ciara Hicks-Evans - Acting for Stage and Screen

Ciara Hicks-Evans - Acting for Stage and Screen

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Final year student Ciara talks about her course highlights and how the degree is much more than just acting.

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Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Acting One 30 credits
Acting Two 30 credits
Movers And Shakers 30 credits
The Actor As Collaborator 30 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Acting For Recorded Media 30 credits
Explorations In Rehearsal 30 credits
Heightened Text 30 credits
Play Production: Acting 30 credits
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
There are no compulsory modules for this year.
Show 16 optional modules

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Level 6 module choices need to be negotiated with the Course Leaders dependent on prior experience and course content.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
There are no compulsory modules for this year.
Show 18 optional modules

Entry requirements

112-120 UCAS Tariff points

  • GCE A Levels - grades BBC or equivalent
  • Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass Access with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points. Applicants to Staffs who are taking the Access to HE Diploma receive a reduced tariff point offer as part of our access and participation plan activity
  • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma - grade of Merit overall
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • T Levels - Eligible T Level applications will be asked to achieve a minimum overall grade of P (A*-C) or Higher Pass as a condition of offer

All applicants are individually assessed via an audition workshop.

Completion of a relevant HND or FdA in an Acting/Drama discipline.

Note: Dependent on Units taken on HND/FdA students may be required to take additional modules from Level 5 in order to acquire necessary knowledge/skills to undertake requirements of L6 BA study.

112-120 UCAS Tariff points

  • GCE A Levels - grades BBC or equivalent
  • Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass Access with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points. Applicants to Staffs who are taking the Access to HE Diploma receive a reduced tariff point offer as part of our access and participation plan activity
  • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma - grade of Merit overall
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • T Levels - Eligible T Level applications will be asked to achieve a minimum overall grade of P (A*-C) or Higher Pass as a condition of offer

All applicants are individually assessed via an audition workshop.

We understand that you might have experienced a challenging run up to higher education and may have not met the entry requirements as listed. If this is the case don’t worry, contact us and our team of expert advisors can guide you through the next stages of application, or help you find the perfect course for your needs.

Drama and Performance Studios Tour

Drama and Performance Studios Tour

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Facilities

Careers

This degree will prepare you for a variety of professions associated with performing arts. Many of our graduates now work as actors and directors.

Our graduates are also successful in related areas, such as drama and English teaching and drama therapy, following relevant postgraduate study. Other drama department graduates have applied their skills and now work as stage managers, youth theatre directors, independent practitioners, arts administrators and theatre managers.

 

All students have access to Career Connect, our dedicated careers team.

Ellie LeBeau - Acting and Theatre Arts

Ellie LeBeau - Acting and Theatre Arts

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Acting student Ellie talks about her experience at Staffs including everything from Shakespeare to MoCap.

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching

In this course “learning through doing” underlies how we teach. Also, the work you undertake will reflect the collaborative nature of acting in a blocked timetable approach, meaning you can immerse yourself in your projects and performances without too many distractions.

Workshops

Workshops will develop your technique and help hone your craft. The majority of your first year is taught through workshops. As well as your acting classes, voice and movement workshops will be scheduled, as well as tuition in particular performance techniques, such as Combat for Stage and Screen in your second year. You could also opt to do your Level 1 BADC Stage Combat exam during your time with us.

Theatre Performances

Staff and guest directed public performances in your second and third year of both contemporary and heightened text plays will allow you to apply your craft, alongside a continued development of core acting skills. These full-length public performances will allow you to rehearse using contemporary rehearsal techniques. You could also choose to be an assistant director on these projects.

Film Shoots

Staff directed films, written specifically for you by professional screenwriters, are used to develop your screen acting skills.  By allowing you to apply your knowledge and techniques to a short feature film shot in your final year, as well as multi-cam studio work and location shoots in your second year, you will feel confident in your ability to act on camera.

Visits and Placements

Your experience is enhanced by a range of visits which take part throughout the year, enabling you to understand more about live performance. You also have the opportunity to undertake a work experience module where you can work either in a production or outreach role in theatres, or in an educational environment, or a placement of your choice. 

Context sessions.

You will also have contextual sessions which cover areas of theatre and film acting history, key theories and practitioners, set texts, films and provide historical context. A range of teaching strategies may be used such as: discussions, debates and practical exploration, screenings of extracts from plays and films and self-led enquiry.

In this course “learning through doing” underlies how we teach. Also, the work you undertake will reflect the collaborative nature of acting in a blocked timetable approach, meaning you can immerse yourself in your projects and performances without too many distractions.

Workshops

Workshops will develop your technique and help hone your craft. The majority of your first year is taught through workshops. As well as your acting classes, voice and movement workshops will be scheduled, as well as tuition in particular performance techniques, such as Combat for Stage and Screen in your second year. You could also opt to do your Level 1 BADC Stage Combat exam during your time with us.

Theatre Performances

Staff and guest directed public performances in your second and third year of both contemporary and heightened text plays will allow you to apply your craft, alongside a continued development of core acting skills. These full-length public performances will allow you to rehearse using contemporary rehearsal techniques. You could also choose to be an assistant director on these projects.

Film Shoots

Staff directed films, written specifically for you by professional screenwriters, are used to develop your screen acting skills.  By allowing you to apply your knowledge and techniques to a short feature film shot in your final year, as well as multi-cam studio work and location shoots in your second year, you will feel confident in your ability to act on camera.

Visits and Placements

Your experience is enhanced by a range of visits which take part throughout the year, enabling you to understand more about live performance. You also have the opportunity to undertake a work experience module where you can work either in a production or outreach role in theatres, or in an educational environment, or a placement of your choice. 

Context sessions.

You will also have contextual sessions which cover areas of theatre and film acting history, key theories and practitioners, set texts, films and provide historical context. A range of teaching strategies may be used such as: discussions, debates and practical exploration, screenings of extracts from plays and films and self-led enquiry.

In this course “learning through doing” underlies how we teach. Also, the work you undertake will reflect the collaborative nature of acting in a blocked timetable approach, meaning you can immerse yourself in your projects and performances without too many distractions.

Workshops

Workshops will develop your technique and help hone your craft. The majority of your first year is taught through workshops. As well as your acting classes, voice and movement workshops will be scheduled, as well as tuition in particular performance techniques, such as Combat for Stage and Screen in your second year. You could also opt to do your Level 1 BADC Stage Combat exam during your time with us.

Theatre Performances

Staff and guest directed public performances in your second and third year of both contemporary and heightened text plays will allow you to apply your craft, alongside a continued development of core acting skills. These full-length public performances will allow you to rehearse using contemporary rehearsal techniques. You could also choose to be an assistant director on these projects.

Film Shoots

Staff directed films, written specifically for you by professional screenwriters, are used to develop your screen acting skills.  By allowing you to apply your knowledge and techniques to a short feature film shot in your final year, as well as multi-cam studio work and location shoots in your second year, you will feel confident in your ability to act on camera.

Visits and Placements

Your experience is enhanced by a range of visits which take part throughout the year, enabling you to understand more about live performance. You also have the opportunity to undertake a work experience module where you can work either in a production or outreach role in theatres, or in an educational environment, or a placement of your choice. 

Context sessions.

You will also have contextual sessions which cover areas of theatre and film acting history, key theories and practitioners, set texts, films and provide historical context. A range of teaching strategies may be used such as: discussions, debates and practical exploration, screenings of extracts from plays and films and self-led enquiry.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our Student Inclusion Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

The Acting teaching staff regards feedback as a key aspect of your learning. The team operates within a framework which comprises four elements:

  • The opportunity to receive verbal feedback from tutors during continual assessment and after assessed performances (both live and recorded)  and presentations.
  • The opportunity to receive verbal feedback from tutors when work is collected.
  • Provision of commentary comprising of a) annotated engagement with the student’s text; and/or b) written summary of overall strengths and weaknesses.
  • The return of marked written work and feedback to students within a maximum of 20 working days of submission.

The Acting teaching staff regards feedback as a key aspect of your learning. The team operates within a framework which comprises four elements:

  • The opportunity to receive verbal feedback from tutors during continual assessment and after assessed performances (both live and recorded)  and presentations.
  • The opportunity to receive verbal feedback from tutors when work is collected.
  • Provision of commentary comprising of a) annotated engagement with the student’s text; and/or b) written summary of overall strengths and weaknesses.
  • The return of marked written work and feedback to students within a maximum of 20 working days of submission.

The Acting teaching staff regards feedback as a key aspect of your learning. The team operates within a framework which comprises four elements:

  • The opportunity to receive verbal feedback from tutors during continual assessment and after assessed performances (both live and recorded)  and presentations.
  • The opportunity to receive verbal feedback from tutors when work is collected.
  • Provision of commentary comprising of a) annotated engagement with the student’s text; and/or b) written summary of overall strengths and weaknesses.
  • The return of marked written work and feedback to students within a maximum of 20 working days of submission.
Developing your craft - Acting for Stage and Screen

Developing your craft - Acting for Stage and Screen

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Final year student Ciara talks about the ways she has grown and developed as an actor during her time at Staffs.

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Year 1

31% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
69% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 2

43% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
57% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 3

45% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
55% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones, a range of laboratories and performance and studio spaces.

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones, a range of laboratories and performance and studio spaces.

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones, a range of laboratories and performance and studio spaces.

Year 1

30% practical assessments
70% coursework
0% written exams

Year 2

58% practical assessments
42% coursework
0% written exams

Year 3

85% practical assessments
0% coursework
15% written exams

Staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course, drawing on both professional practice and research that informs their teaching. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of workshops under the supervision of the module leader.

Dr Robert Marsden

Head Of Department- Media And Perf

Dr Robert Marsden is the Head of Department of Media, Performance and Communication. Robert also works in professional theatre as a director and writer, and writes on rehearsal studies, directing practice and British pantomime amongst other topics.

Robert's profile

Andrew Fillis

Lecturer

I deliver & direct the acting on camera elements of the Acting Course at Staffs. I have produced & directed 7 ‘short’ films as well as countless scenes! My main area of interest is acting & coaching trainee actors to help fulfil their potential.

Andrew's profile

Derrick Cameron

Senior Lecturer

Derrick studied Drama at Liverpool Polytechnic (BA) and University of Essex (MA). Before taking up teaching full time. He's been a playwright, script reader, postgraduate researcher, and part-time drama lecturer.

Derrick's profile

Richard Cheshire

Senior Lecturer

I am an experienced University lecturer in Drama and a practicing freelance professional theatre director, with a strong interest in Shakespeare, contemporary manifestations of Pantomime, Musical and Popular Theatre.

Richard's profile

Jo Dawson

Lecturer

I am a Lecturer on both the BA Acting for Stage and Screen course and the MA in Collaborative Theatre Practice, specialising in the backstage, technical and scenographic areas.

Jo's profile

Sarah Kane

Senior Lecturer

I am a Creative Speech artist and teacher, providing foundations in speech and supporting theatre and film productions across the Drama Department. My main area of interest is the interface between speaking, moving and acting for stage and screen.

Sarah's profile

Eleanor Slade

Lecturer

I am a performance designer, lecturer in scenography, and a doctoral researcher. My main areas of interest are the social aspects of scenography, and scenographic / design-based strategies in collaborative theatre & performance making.

Eleanor's profile

Fees

For the course starting on 25 September 2023 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons)-Full-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £16,750 per year of study

For the course starting on 25 September 2023 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Full-time, top-up
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £16,750 per year of study

For the course starting on 11 September 2023 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Part-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time £4,620 per year of study

UK and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

Included in tuition fees
Included in the fees:

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

Cost of the main materials for the staging of course related productions. All major productions have a fixed budget that participating students manage as part of the production development and staging.

The use of all workshops, studios and specialist technical facilities and hire of equipment relating to the course of study.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all workshops, studios and specialist technical facilities and hire of equipment relating to the course of study.

Cost of the main materials for the staging of course related productions. All major productions have a fixed budget that participating students manage as part of the production development and staging.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

Cost of the main materials for the staging of course related productions. All major productions have a fixed budget that participating students manage as part of the production development and staging.

The use of all workshops, studios and specialist technical facilities and hire of equipment relating to the course of study.

Not included in tuition fees
Not included in the fees:

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

The cost of materials for the development of a student’s individual practice and work. Additional costs vary dependent upon student’s own choice of materials and approach to their practice.

Optional personal insurance when borrowing equipment such as cameras, lighting equipment etc. for extended period of use off campus [Approx £50-£100]. It may be possible to add some items to home contents insurance.

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

The cost of materials for the development of a student’s individual practice and work. Additional costs vary dependent upon student’s own choice of materials and approach to their practice.

Optional personal insurance when borrowing equipment such as cameras, lighting equipment etc. for extended period of use off campus [Approx £50-£100]. It may be possible to add some items to home contents insurance.

 

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

The cost of materials for the development of a student’s individual practice and work. Additional costs vary dependent upon student’s own choice of materials and approach to their practice.

Optional personal insurance when borrowing equipment such as cameras, lighting equipment etc. for extended period of use off campus [Approx £50-£100]. It may be possible to add some items to home contents insurance.

Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation

Sources of financial support

If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained by visiting: www.gov.uk

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Our students

Graduate, Amit Shah has enjoyed a meteoric rise into performing arts which has seen him star in television, film and on stage. His recent TV roles include Stag (BBC2) and Crashing (Channel 4). Amit also starred in the 2014 film The Hundred Foot Journey with Dame Helen Mirren.

Amit Shah

Actor

I feel so lucky to have continued my learning with the most passionate and dedicated lecturers who, if I needed anything would be an email away. The level of personal care is something I had never experienced before in education and something that I will always speak highly of when recommending this course and the University.

Tejinder Kaur

Actor - Working in Bollywood

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Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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Acting and Theatre Arts (Top-up) BA (Hons)

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Page, Stage and Screen BA (Hons)

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StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

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StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

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The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

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StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021