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Manchester Metropolitan University BA in Acting
Manchester Metropolitan University

BA in Acting

Manchester, United Kingdom

3 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

GBP 20,000 / per year *


* full-time fee for EU and Non-EU International Students


The BA (Hons) Acting program is a leading actor training based in the heart of Manchester.

Led by a team of specialist and highly experienced directors, teachers, and practitioners, the BA (Hons) Acting course at Manchester School of Theatre has an outstanding reputation for training actors with the skills necessary for a successful career in film, television, radio, and stage.

We are looking for your imagination, empathy, curiosity, passion, and wonder.

We are looking for expressive people who are energetic, dynamic, and driven to tell stories.

We will nurture your ability, teach you your craft, and encourage you on the path to creative excellence.

We encourage anyone with a passion for and commitment to acting to apply and we are dedicated to making our training as widely accessible as possible

You will work with a wide range of practitioners and a wealth of inspiring teachers and professional practitioners. You will train in all aspects of the craft including acting on stage, screen, and radio.

Based in the Manchester School of Theatre, we have recently moved into our new building, specially built for us on Oxford Road. Our inspirational training venue includes:

  • A 180-seat fully equipped studio theatre, with dressing rooms and green room
  • Large movement and performance studios with sprung floors
  • 8 additional rehearsal studios
  • TV and radio studios
  • Tutorial rooms
  • Computer labs

The Acting course enjoys very strong links with many of the region's key employers including BBC, RNCM, the Hallé Orchestra, Royal Exchange Theatre, HOME, Bolton Octagon, Oldham Coliseum, Hull Truck Theatre, and The Lowry. We also have creative partnerships with a number of national and international organizations including the New National Theatre, Tokyo, the ETFI, Carnegie Mellon University,

This course is taught by tutors and visiting actors and directors with a wealth of experience and expertise.

Features and Benefits

  • World-class training in the heart of Manchester
  • A brand-new inspirational training hub including state-of-the-art theatre, studios, and rehearsal rooms
  • Recent students have won many prestigious awards including the Alan Bates Award, The Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award, and the Laurence Olivier Bursary
  • Selected students will get to participate in a number of events and collaborations including the Sam Wannamaker Award, RSC Weekend and potential projects with the Hallé, RNCM, MIF, and other international partners
  • A nationally and internationally acclaimed course that has links with the region’s key employers including BBC, MIF, Royal Exchange Theatre, HOME, RNCM, Hallé Orchestra, and The Lowry.
  • Strong links with The Manchester Writing School.



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