Acting Foundation -

This 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.

It is designed to equip you with the resources, confidence and industry know-how to negotiate your way through the transfer to drama school or university.

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.

This is foundation-level, non-award programme. Students receive a certificate of attendance upon completion.

Please note that Tier 4 visas are only available for the four year BA (Hons) Acting & World Theatre with Integrated Foundation.

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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.

Key skills, aims and objectives

  • The core physical, vocal and communication skills of the actor
  • Team-working, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Time management and presentation skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills and adaptability
  • Audition skills and the confidence to tackle the audition process

Future opportunities

You will be ready to tackle the highly competitive audition process of top London drama schools and universities, and will be guaranteed a priority audition for our BA (Hons) Acting & World Theatre degree.

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.


The course begins in September and ends in April of the following year.

Additional information

If you wish to study at drama school or university, this course will enable you to perform to your maximum potential in a what is a fiercely competitive environment.

You will take part in a series of masterclasses taught by visiting professionals and highly skilled practitioners supplements the core curriculum with sessions on acting for the lens, stage combat and other specialist acting styles and techniques.

You will also 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.

Preparing to audition
We will guide you through the process of applying for drama school or university auditions.

You will learn how to select audition speeches best suited to your potential, and how to develop and refine a polished audition speech. Theatre professionals will review and comment upon your work, giving you the best chance to shine at audition.


Term 1
Acting 1: Acting Fundamentals

Audition Preparation: The Modern Monologue

Improvisation: Creative Collaborations

Introduction to Voice and Movement

Term 2
Acting 2: Scene Study

Audition Preparation: The Classical Monologue

Developing Voice and Movement

Stages and Styles

See module descriptions

Future start dates

12 September 2016

Apply online for September 2016


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Fees Autumn 2016

Full course fee: £10,000
Registration fee: £250 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £2,000 (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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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 that we are not able to sponsor students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa.

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.

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

Applying to study at RUL 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.

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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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: 15 June 2016


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Key information

Acting Foundation
Regent's School of Drama, Film & Media
Full time
Two terms
£10,000 *
Next start date
12 September 2016 *
Study abroad
Regent's University London

* See the admissions tab for further details on fees, scholarships and future start dates

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