This course aims to combine the intellectual exploration of acting and the practical development of skills. It will develop the actor as collaborator – able to exercise his/ her craft and to contribute to the creation of work.
The course will equip you to work with explorative companies such as Stan’s Café, Talking Birds, Knee High, Forced Entertainment as well as in more conventional performance environments such as repertory theatre, film and television. You will also be equipped to seek employment in applied drama contexts, teaching, directing, writing and arts marketing.
You will complete actor training in vocal and physical skills. In addition you will work on the skills that will make you a creative actor and collaborator.
You will have a unique opportunity to work on 2 production modules during the degree which are taught full time and exclusively to other modules for a 3 week intensive period.
You will complete a substantial final year project which will enhance your future employability.
The balance of assessment work is 60% Practical and 40% Theory.
Modules you will study:
Performer working in explorative companies, repertory theatre, TV and radio, theatre in museums and theatre-in-education.
Prospective applicants will be asked to attend a selection event/audition
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
2015/6 fees for this course have not yet been agreed. Please contact for further information.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.