Undergraduate programmes

Acting & World Theatre

BA (Hons)

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

Years
Full Time
Scholarship
  • NameActing & World Theatre
  • QualificationBA (Hons)
  • LevelUndergraduate
  • UCAS CodeW490
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration3 years
  • Tuition fees£17,000 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start dateSeptember 2018
  • Future start dateSeptember 2019
  • Study abroadYes
  • ValidationRegent's University London

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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Length

This is a three-year, full time programme. 

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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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.

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

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.

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 two A levels at grades A-C or international equivalent.  We also require you to pass an audition with our academic staff and will assess your application for proficiency in Mathematics, asking for a GCSE Mathematics grade A-C / 9-4 or international equivalent.  Regent’s receives applications from over 170 countries and assesses all international qualifications, for example, we would make an offer of 20 points on the International Baccalaureate or 2.5 GPA plus at least 2 APs at scores totaling 5 or above for the American High School Diploma.

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

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

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in Reading and Writing and 5.5 or above in Listening and Speaking
  • 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
Annual tuition fee: £17,000
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

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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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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The Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship

Professor Aldwyn Cooper, Vice-Chancellor of Regent’s University London, wishes to recognise and reward three students each year who demonstrate particular commitment to upholding the University’s values and the ability to play an ambassadorial role for the University during their studies. 

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Future Finance loans

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

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Norway

Loans and grants for Norwegian students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Sweden

Loans and grants for Swedish students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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The Dean of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Excellence Scholarship

The Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences has established three scholarships that celebrate the University’s independent, cosmopolitan and enterprising spirit. 

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

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The Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship

The University awards two polo scholarships each year to students who show both the polo skills and the leadership acumen to help the Regent’s polo team's development. The scholarship is named in memory of Regent’s student Prince Filippo Corsini, an accomplished equestrian and showjumper.

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