Undergraduate programmes

Acting for Stage & Screen

BA (Hons) with Integrated Foundation

Immerse yourself in global theatre and make the world your stage.

Years
Full Time
Foundation
  • NameActing for Stage & Screen
  • QualificationBA (Hons) with Integrated Foundation
  • LevelUndergraduate, Foundation
  • UCAS CodeW440
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration4 years
  • Tuition feesFoundation: £11,300, Degree level: £17,500 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start dateSeptember 2019
  • Study abroadOptional
  • ValidationRegent's University London
  • *For more information please refer to the fees and financial support sections below.

 The BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen with Integrated Foundation is designed for students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry into the 3-year degree programme.

There's more than one style of acting, and there's more than one way of learning about acting. Theatre and performance have been part of cultures all around the world for millennia, with vast differences in theory and practice from country to country.

Every acting tradition has its own strengths, and in this programme you will experience training in techniques from a range of world theatre cultures. The BA (Hons) Acting for Stage & Screen celebrates the richness of theatre and performance from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas.

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. You will learn from other cultures through the programme itself and your collaborations with other students. For your graduation show, each student has a substantial part in a play directed by a professional director and shown in our own Marylebone Theatre. You will also have various opportunities throughout the course to collaborate with students from our Film & Screen programme. This will help you learn how to act in front of the camera, as well as learn about the processes of acting for the screen.

London will be the centre of your experience at Regent's. Our central Regent’s Park location puts our cultural capital within easy reach. You will explore the intermixing of theatre and artistic endeavours through our connections with the industry, and you will work with other students to form your own creative hubs of talent and skill.

The foundation year offers students opportunities to develop a wide range of skills and prepares you for the demands of degree level study while working on a broad range of modules.

Key features include:

  • Study abroad opportunities at leading institutions around the world including the prestigious Vancouver Film School and New School in New York among others
  • Final year stage production directed by a professional theatre director
  • Screen acting opportunities working alongside our Film & Screen students
  • London theatre and performance central to the curriculum
  • Specialist focus on creative enterprise for the actor in final year

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Length

This is a four-year, full time programme, comprising of one year of foundation studies followed by three years of study at degree level.

Modules*

Foundation Year

  • Acting Fundamentals
  • Acting: Scene Study
  • Developing Voice & Movement
  • Improvisation: Creative Collaborations
  • Introduction to Voice & Movement
  • London Performance: Past & Present
  • The Actor Prepares: The Modern Monologue
  • The Actor Prepares: The Classical Monologue

Degree Year 1

  • Acting Ensemble
  • Developing Performance Making
  • Global Perspectives
  • Introduction to Performance Making
  • Introduction to Production
  • 19th and 20th Century Text and Performance
  • Voice and Text

Degree Year 2

  • Acting for Camera
  • Acting: Contemporary Text and Performance
  • London Performance: Current Contexts

In the second year, you will get the option to undertake a Study Period Abroad or remain at Regent's and take a selection of elective modules.

Study Abroad option

  • Study Period Abroad (any institution)
  • Study Period Abroad: Vancouver Film School

Regent's Semester Option

  • Acting: Performance Project
  • Directing for the Stage
  • Film: Developing Performance for the Screen
  • Special Topic in Theatre and Performance
  • Regent's Elective modules, including languages

Degree Year 3

Compulsory

  • Creative Enterprise: Making Work 
  • Film: Filmed Project
  • London Performance: New Work
  • Major Performance Project
  • Shakespeare in Performance

Elective

  • Creative Enterprise: Preparing for Work
  • Creative Enterprise: Theatre Laboratory
  • Solo Performance Making
  • Special Topic in Voice
  • Voice and the Actor
  • Regent's Elective Module, including Languages

*Module descriptions will be available shortly.

 

 

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 knowledge develop.

You will have the opportunity to attend talks and masterclasses which will enable you to learn from established theatre-makers. You will have the opportunity to go on field trips and theatre visits and experience London’s diverse theatre scene.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by experienced London theatre professionals, who work closely with students to develop their potential and inspire a passion for world theatre. Our teaching staff have postgraduate qualifications and include working actors, directors, scenographers and writers connected with London’s theatre community.

Contact hours and expected workload

Training as a performer is both physically and mentally demanding, and requires integrity, emotional maturity, good work ethic and self-discipline. Students normally have a minimum of 15 contact hours per week. They are also expected to engage in rehearsals, projects and independent study outside of class time.

Assessment Structure

Throughout the programme, your development will be charted through practical work, productions, research presentations and essays. During your Study Abroad semester, you will develop your own research project, and in the final year, create a career planning portfolio.

Academic Calendar

Students with disabilities

We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions. 

Our dedicated Disability Officer is here to support you​. We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability Officer as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us

 

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:

  • Acting
  • Film
  • Presenter
  • Producer
  • Technical theatre
  • Theatre design

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 at least 5 GCSEs at grades A-C / 9-4 or international equivalent including Mathematics. Regent’s receives applications from over 170 countries and assesses all international qualifications, for example, we would make an offer of minimum 2.5 GPA for the American High School Diploma.

Applicants are not subject to audition.

English requirements 

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

  • IELTS: Overall score of 5.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • 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.

Annual Tuition fee

Foundation year programme fee (starting September 2019): £11,300

Degree level fee (starting September 2019): £17,500

Non-refundable advance deposit

Home/EU students: £1,000

Non-EU students: £4,000

Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000

What do fees include?

Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. Fees are presented for the first level of study which equates to two terms.

What other costs should I budget for?

You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme.

The library hold a limited number of copies of core text books and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 per year, depending on your programme of study.

When are fees paid?

Fees are payable in the following instalments:

  • An initial non-refundable advance deposit paid when you accept your offer of a place
  • The advance deposit is allocated against the first term’s fees
  • Tuition fees (including fees for subsequent terms) are due two weeks in advance of classes commencing

Calculating fee increases

  • The University sets tuition fees on an annual basis in line with the University's financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July
  • The fees quoted here are for one academic year of study
  • For students starting their programme in January the programme spans two separate financial year accounting periods. Fees for the different teaching terms are calculated separately in line with fees charged in each financial year
  • Fees for subsequent years of study are subject to fee inflation
  • The University aims to keep annual fee increases in line with the University’s cost inflation. The expectation is that this will be no greater than UK consumer price inflation (CPI) plus 3%. There are occasionally variations to this dictated by the costs of running specific programmes or facilities required for our programmes
  • As a registered charity, all fee increases are subject to approval of the Trustee Board thus ensuring that affordability for our students remains a primary concern in any decisions regarding fee increases

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2018/19

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

Full details

Future Finance loans

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

Full details

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.

Full details

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