Acting & World Theatre - BA (Hons) with Integrated Foundation

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 Theatredegree 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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Why should I choose this programme?

You will complete the programme with a personal portfolio reflecting your skills and experience, as well as the confidence and industry know-how to enter this exciting field.

You will show your work to an invited audience through an exciting end-of-programme event.

The foundation year will prepare you with the skills and grounding required to successfully progress on to the BA (Hons) Acting & World Theatre degree, where you will:

  • Develop as an articulate theatre-maker, able to take a production from initial concept through to realisation
  • Explore diverse approaches to acting, voice and movement
  • Learn about the roles of actor, designer, director and producer
  • Take part in a wide variety of public productions and workshops

Key skills, aims and objectives

  • The core physical, vocal and communication skills of the actor
  • Time management and presentation skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills and adaptability
  • Audition skills and the confidence to tackle the audition process
  • A portfolio of acting and theatre-making skills, drawn from world theatres
  • The ability to create, produce, perform and market your own work
  • Enhanced cultural awareness and a global perspective, vital to today’s fast-changing workplace
  • Skills in technical theatre, video filming, editing and digital sound recording
  • Team-working, project management and creative problem-solving skills

Future opportunities

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.


Four years, comprising one year of foundation studies followed by three years of study at degree level.

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You will:

  • Take part in a series of masterclasses taught by visiting professionals and highly skilled practitioners supplementing the core curriculum with sessions on acting for the lens, stage combat and other specialist acting styles and techniques
  • Learn about the practical aspects of the business, with classes on audition technique, sightreading and interviews, and Q&A sessions with directors, agents and casting directors
  • Be guided through the process of applying for university auditions
  • Learn how to select audition speeches best suited to your potential, and how to develop and refine a polished audition speech
  • Explore theory through exercises and workshops in the studio and create complex and sophisticated performance work
  • Learn about the roles of the director, designer and creative team and will explore the stages of production planning and rehearsal strategies
  • Have a substantial part in your final year in a public production, directed by a theatre professional and shown at Regent's theatre in Marylebone
  • Learn about theatre and performance across the world, in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. A special feature of the programme is an annual Artist Residency, where a professional practitioner works with students to create a short project
  • Gain a wide portfolio of skills in Western and non-Western performance techniques, voice and movement, acting for the camera and the uses of scenography and theatre technology as performing partners for the actor
  • Experience theatre and performance culture beyond the UK through an exciting term spent studying abroad in Year 2 (replacing term 4 of your Regent's degree). For more information see the study abroad section


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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Future start dates

18 September 2017

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Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. 

Fees September 2017

Foundation year programme fee

Annual tuition fee: £10,000
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Please note that annual tuition fees for the degree-level years of this programme always reflect the standard degree fees 


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Academic requirements

We require five passes at GCSE/IGCSE level at grade C or above, including Maths and English. Other international qualifications, as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) will be accepted, including:

  • US High School Diploma
  • HAVO
  • Six WAECs with grades A-C (1-6)
  • Realschulabschluß
  • Apolytirion of Gymnasio
  • Attestat
  • Bachillerato (from Central and South America)

Applicants are not subject to audition.

English requirements

PLEASE NOTE: Latest update regarding ETS & TOEFL testing – The Home Office has suspended all ETS tests, including TOEFL exams, as evidence of English language ability from new visa applicants.

Please see the Home Office website for further information:

Therefore, if you are relying on an ETS / TOEFL certificate for Visa purposes please be aware that you will now need to take an alternative English proficiency test.

We will continue to accept the following English language proficiency tests:

  • PTE Academic
  • Cambridge Advanced
  • Regent’s University London on campus diagnostic test

If you have taken and submitted the TOEFL test as part of your admissions application, or have any questions in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to make contact with our Admissions team to seek further advice and support.

– 18/07/2014


For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English A grade 4 or above HL or SL. English B grade 5 at HL 
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 5.5 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of  80 (internet-based test) (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) score of 53 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)
  • Trinity College London Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (C1): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information:

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us:

How to apply

For advice and guidance on study-related visas and immigration, please view our visas and immigration webpage.

Applying to study at Regent's is a quick and easy 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:

Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One letter of academic reference
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen course A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • Two recent passport-sized colour photographs, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at:
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, we will make you a conditional offer.

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

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance

On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation.

To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UKVI website (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa):

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

US Financial Aid

Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.

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Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding for students studying at Regent's University London

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Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.

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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.

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.

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Last updated: 01 February 2017


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Key information

Acting & World Theatre
BA (Hons) with Integrated Foundation
Study mode
Full time
4 years
Tuition fees
£10,000 *
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Next start date
18 September 2017
Future start date
Study abroad
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