Drama Production Philomela gulbenkian theatre

Undergraduate

BA Acting

Acting at Hull operates in close collaboration with industry partners, who help deliver the programme on a weekly basis.

Key information

Study mode

Full-time

Course length

3 years

Typical offer

112 points

A Level grades: BBC

UCAS code

W410

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Course overview

Final validation pending

We regularly review our courses to make sure they continue to meet our academic standards. Any changes to courses go through a re-validation process. 'Final validation pending' means that we intend to offer this programme, but it hasn't received final University approval yet. Please call our Admissions Service on 01482 466100 for confirmation that the course is approved and will be running.

Ready to join a vibrant performance culture in unique facilities in the 3rd oldest Drama department in the UK?

BA Acting at the University of Hull is a practice-based programme delivered in direct collaboration with industry partners.

Most of our modules are production-based, working on concrete performance projects within a production ensemble setting. The rest offer practical training (voice, movement etc.) and theatre knowledge necessary for the professional actor.

Throughout your course, you will learn “on the job”, hands-on by starting work on your first production in from the first week, and you'll be constantly engaged in production work until the end of your third year.

You'll also have unique access to our fantastic theatre facilities. The coursework takes place in the internationally renowned Gulbenkian Centre, hailed as the most flexible theatre space at any European university. There are two studio performance spaces and four rehearsal rooms.

Industry partners include Art’s Council England National and Portfolio Organisation Middle Child Theatre Company. Our world-leading international partner is Prague Quadrennial, the world festival of scenography and performance design.

Within this rich network of professional partners and contacts, we organise masterclasses, workshops, visiting lectures, and guest shows and appearances to complement our production programme.

You'll also have the chance to collaborate with students across a range of specialisms, including Drama and Theatre Practice, Game and Graphic Design & Media Production.

Six reasons to study Acting at Hull

  1. Delivered in collaboration with industry partners
  2. 96% graduate employability rating
  3. Exclusive access to a Grade II-listed theatre
  4. World-class Middleton Hall performance venue
  5. Be part of a busy theatre community
  6. 6th in the UK for teaching**

What you'll study

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

First year modules

Modules for this course are yet to be confirmed.

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

Overall workload

If you’re enrolled on a full-time programme of study, you’ll be expected to complete about 40 hours of academic work each week.

How you’ll learn

Indicative assessment proportions

83%
17%
  • Practical

    Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

  • Coursework

    Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Overall workload

If you’re enrolled on a full-time programme of study, you’ll be expected to complete about 40 hours of academic work each week.

How you’ll learn

Indicative assessment proportions

68%
32%
  • Practical

    Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

  • Coursework

    Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Overall workload

If you’re enrolled on a full-time programme of study, you’ll be expected to complete about 40 hours of academic work each week.

How you’ll learn

Indicative assessment proportions

62%
38%
  • Practical

    Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

  • Coursework

    Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

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"Hearing how passionate the lecturers were about helping you achieve your potential made me realise Hull was the place I wanted to do my degree."

Entry requirements

Typical offer

  • A level grades BBC

  • BTEC grades DMM

  • Points required 112

Work out your estimated points

Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications

Alternative qualifications

  • IB Diploma: 28 points
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points

Worried you don’t quite meet our entry requirements?

We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it’s not just about the grades – we’ll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

If you have any questions, our admissions team will be happy to help.

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

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Take a tour of the facilities

Drama and Theatre Practice students enjoy access to the Grade II-listed Gulbenkian Centre - your own working theatre.

Fees and funding

UK

£9,250 per year*

EU/International

£15,400 per year

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan of up to £9,978 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of our website.

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Professional actor: portfolio artist, agency actor.
  • Actor in media: voice acting, voiceovers, audio work, game acting, advertising.
  • Drama teacher.
  • Drama facilitator in education, social care or health care.
  •  Moderator and events convenor.

Our students go on to work for some of the world’s most prestigious theatres and companies, including the Royal Court Theatre, the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Opera House, and the Bouffes du Nord in Paris. Many go into broadcasting, including for the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky.

Our illustrious alumni, such as the playwright James Graham, theatre director Marianne Elliott and David Byrne, the artistic director of London’s New Diorama Theatre, regularly come back to the University to take part in careers events to give the next generation of Hull drama students the benefit of their rich experiences.

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† For students studying Drama at Hull: Number of students in work or further study 15 months after graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers, Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2017/18, published by HESA 2020.

**National Student Survey (NSS) 2022, HEIs only