Acting & World Theatre - BA (Hons)

This degree offers training in acting techniques from a range of world theatre cultures.

The programme combines an active mix of theory and practice. Through a comparative study of world theatres, you will explore your creative potential in acting, voice, movement and theatre-making.

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:

  • 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

  • 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

The programme 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.

Additional information

A blend of theory and practice
Both theory and practice are vital tools for the actor. To create a role, you will engage in reading and research about the societies and cultures which have shaped world theatre. You will also explore theory through exercises and workshops in the studio. Each year, students engage in the research and creation of a performance project, working closely with theatre professionals. 

As you progress through the programme, you and your classmates will create more complex and sophisticated performance work. You will learn about the roles of the director, designer and creative team, and will explore the stages of production planning and rehearsal strategies.

In the final year, you will have a substantial part in a public production, directed by a theatre professional and shown at Regent's state-of-the-art theatre in Marylebone.

Make the world your stage
You will 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. Your voice, movement, and acting classes draw upon the richness of world theatre. 

As you develop your craft as an actor and a theatre-maker, you will 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.

Study abroad
In addition to your London training, you will experience theatre and performance culture beyond the UK through an exciting term spent studying abroad. This term takes place in Year 2 and replaces term 4 of your Regent's degree. For more information see the study abroad section.

Modules

Year 1

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


Year 2

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


Year 3

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

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Future start dates

18 September 2017

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Fees

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

Fees September 2017
Annual tuition fee: £16,400
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

 

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Academic requirements

We invite applications from students who can demonstrate that they have the motivation and potential to succeed in a career in the creative industries, and a level of personal maturity and self-direction consistent with the demands of a competitive programme.

We require a minimum of two passes at GCE A Level at grade C or above, and five passes at GCSE/IGCSE level at grade C or above, including Maths and English. We also accept equivalent qualifications:

  • Five Scottish Highers
  • Five Irish Leaving Certificates
  • International Baccalaureate Full Diploma
  • French Baccalaureate
  • German Abitur
  • Italian Maturita
  • US High School Diploma with 3 APs at grade 3 or 2 APs at grade 4
  • Swedish Slutbetyg

Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) will be accepted; please contact us for further information.

Audition

In addition to meeting the above academic requirements, applicants for the BA (Hons) Acting & World Theatre degree are required to undertake and successfully pass an acting audition. Once you have submitted your application and supporting documents, and we have assessed your academic eligibility, successful candidates will be contacted with an invitation to attend audition along with a detailed audition pack.

Each candidate will be assigned a time for their individual audition and interview. The audition pack will include speeches from which you may select and further guidelines as to how to prepare for your audition. If you are unable to travel to London you will be required to produce and submit a DVD portfolio in replacement of your 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: https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/changes-to-english-language-certification-for-visa-applications--3

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:

  • IELTS
  • 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 6.0 (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: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

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: exrel@regents.ac.uk

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: admit@regents.ac.uk)
  • 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 note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation, and (where needed) the relevant visa support 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): https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

Transfer of credits

If you have already participated in degree level education, you may be able to transfer some of your credits towards one of our BA (Hons) degrees. Any applicant being considered for Advanced Prior Learning (APL) will be required to have equivalent qualifications from another university that meet the learning outcomes of the undergraduate degree programme.

To apply for transfer of credit, you must provide detailed descriptions (certified translations where necessary) of any courses taken, and transcripts of relevant grades. Transfer of credit will only be assessed before entry and is at the discretion of RUL. Please note, students may only transfer into Level 1 or Level 2 (Year 1 or Year 2) due to the structure of the programme, and transfer into the final year of the degree programme is not possible.

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Undergraduate Scholarships

Students with three B grades at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and progressing Regent's foundation students who achieve a minimum 70% average across all modules will receive a £1,500 scholarship for each year of their degree programme.

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Bursaries

As part of our public benefit commitment, we aim to ensure that students are not deterred from applying to Regent’s University London because of financial difficulties. Each year we offer a number of means-tested University bursaries for full-time study on undergraduate programmes.

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Student Finance England

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

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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

Our tutors are experienced professionals from the London theatre community and abroad. We work closely with you to foster your individual potential and inspire a passion for world theatre.

There is a high level of practical and experience-based learning, both on and off campus. Training as a performer is demanding, and the course requires integrity, discipline and teamwork. You will find it both challenging and richly rewarding to see your skills and potential develop.
 
Talks and masterclasses enable you to learn from established theatre-makers. Each term, you will go on field trips and theatre visits and experience the vast range of London’s theatre scene.

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 you think you may be affected, please contact the Disability Officer to discuss any specific needs prior to application.

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Last updated: 10 January 2017

 

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Key information

Name
Acting & World Theatre
Qualification
BA (Hons)
Level
Undergraduate
UCAS Code
W490
Study mode
Full time
Duration
3 years
Tuition fees
£16,400 *
Scholarships
Yes *
Next start date
18 September 2017
Future start date
Study abroad
Yes
Validation
Regent's University London

* See the admissions tab for further details on fees and scholarships

Student spotlight

Philip

Philip

I’ve always wanted to act but this course teaches you skills that are beneficial in all areas of theatre. At Regent's they prepare you for the real world and provide you with skills for the future. I have gained a huge amount of knowledge about other areas that contribute to a performance, not just the actors.
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