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Acting

Blackpool and the Fylde College

UCAS Code: W411 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Pass Full Access to HE Diploma with 60 Credits

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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UCAS Tariff

96

in an appropriate discipline and excluding Functional Skills

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Acting

The BA (Hons) Acting degree is a course intended to prepare you for lifelong careers in the performance industry. This includes providing you with a forum to develop practical skills, knowledge, confidence and experience.

The Creative Arts are a major part of Britain's identity and Blackpool has been at the heart of entertainment for many decades: the town is synonymous with traditional performance formats as well as innovative, exciting and perhaps eccentric work. We think this is a perfect environment for you to develop your creative voice while also learning the key craft skills needed to be an actor.

The degree is designed to look both backwards and forwards: backwards by drawing on a culture that is steeped in great writers and traditions and enriches communities and countries. Not only this, but emphases on long-standing performance crafts and approaches that have been the foundation for actor training evolving where appropriate for a long time. Forwards by embracing the ever changing aspect of performance, especially in an increasingly online and digitised culture in which the definition of what performance means and what a performer can do is being challenged year by year.

At Blackpool School of Arts, you will have access to outstanding facilities including recording studios, professional dance studios and a fully working theatre. Our industry specialist tutors will support you to hone the skills needed to launch or develop your career. Our excellent employer relationships facilitate exciting live briefs and the chance to perform at prestigious venues such as Blackpool’s Grand Theatre.

Tuition fees

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England
£8,750
per year
EU
£9,750
per year
International
£9,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,750
per year
Scotland
£8,750
per year
Wales
£8,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre

Department:

Art, Media and Performance

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

93%
high
Acting

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Performing arts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£13k

£13k

£16k

£16k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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