Undergraduate programmes

Acting & World Theatre

BA (Hons) with Integrated Foundation

Make the world your stage. Immerse yourself in global theatre and blend theory and practical performance.

Years
Full Time
Foundation
  • NameActing & World Theatre
  • QualificationBA (Hons) with Integrated Foundation
  • LevelUndergraduate, Foundation
  • UCAS CodeW411
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration4 years
  • Tuition fees£11,000 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start dateSeptember 2018
  • Future start dateSeptember 2019
  • Study abroadYes
  • ValidationRegent's University London

The BA (Hons) Acting & World Theatre with Integrated Foundation includes a year of studies at foundation level and is designed to prepare you for direct entry on to the BA (Hons) Acting & World Theatre degree programme.

The foundation year is a highly practical programme for those who wish to gain the core physical, vocal and communication skills of the actor.

The course enables students who are interested in theatre, but have limited practical experience, to explore and develop their potential as performers.

In addition to intensive practical scene study, you will learn about the social and cultural contexts of the theatre experience, and gain practical experience of the London theatre scene.

Degree-level study offers training in acting techniques from a range of global theatre cultures, combining an active mix of theory and practice. 

A term spent studying abroad will enable you to savour theatre and performance cultures outside the UK. 

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Length

This is a four-year, full time programme, comprising of one year of foundation studies followed by three years of study at degree level.

Modules 

Foundation Year

  • Acting Fundamentals
  • Audition Preparation; Modern Monologue
  • Improvisation: Creative Collaborations
  • Introduction to Voice and Movement
  • Acting Scene Study
  • Audition Preparation; Classical Monologue
  • Developing Voice and Movement
  • Stages and Styles

Degree Year 1

  • World Stages: Roots of Performance
  • Ensemble Techniques
  • Global Perspectives
  • Core Learning and Research Skills
  • Creating a Character
  • Media Technology for the Screen
  • Actor as Instrument


Degree Year 2

  • World Stages: Mapping Performance
  • Actor, Image and Stage
  • Acting for Camera
  • Study Abroad Essay and Portfolio


Degree Year 3

  • World Stages: Global and Local Performance
  • Shakespeare in Performance
  • Creating a Performance
  • Professional Seminar
  • Major Performance Project

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Study methods 

You will be taught by tutors who are experienced professionals from the London theatre community. 

The course draws on the wide-ranging theatrical expertise of professional theatre-makers such as actors, directors, writers and designers.

You will learn through lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, working both individually and in groups.

In addition, master classes, guest practitioners, theatre visits, and fieldwork give you insights into theatre as both artistic practice and as a multi-faceted creative industry.

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Students with disabilities

Due to the practical nature of some modules, it is possible that a student with a physical difficulty may find these particularly challenging. If so, the student is advised to contact the Disability Officer to discuss any specific needs prior to application.

As well as acting skills, you will gain strong transferable skills in team-working, communication, time-management, creative problem-solving, presentation and interpersonal relations. These are some of the most sought-after skills in today’s workplace.

Studies at degree-level will equip you with the skills you need for a career as a performer. You will also gain the knowledge and expertise to undertake a wide range of other roles in theatre and the creative industries, including production, direction, film-making, casting and arts marketing.

Academic requirements 

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.

Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding at least 5 GCSEs at grades A-C / 9-4 or international equivalent including Mathematics. Regent’s receives applications from over 170 countries and assesses all international qualifications, for example, we would make an offer of minimum 2.5 GPA for the American High School Diploma.

Applicants are not subject to audition.

English requirements 

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 5.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C / 4 (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades).

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test.  This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact admit@regents.ac.uk. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

How to apply

Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application. These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to admit@regents.ac.uk.

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One academic letter of recommendation
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the University and how this will help your future career aspirations.
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Credit Transfer

  • If you’ve already studied part of a degree course elsewhere, you may be able apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and join the programme at an advanced entry point. If you’d like to request entry part-way through a programme, make sure you state this clearly in your statement of purpose and provide us with the transcripts and module descriptions for the relevant study.

Step 2 Receive a response to your application

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview or audition. Interviews/auditions can take the form of a one-to-one interview, group interview or portfolio review which may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 3 Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.

Please note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 After you have accepted your place

Closer to the start of the term, the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students

If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

Fees September 2018

Foundation year programme fee: £11,000
Home/EU advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. Annual fees for students commencing studies in spring will span financial years. Spring and autumn fees will be invoiced at the rate applicable for that term.

 

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

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