Falmouth University Acting

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Falmouth University Acting

This specialised course will enable you to become a trained actor in a climate of creative energy, constructive challenge and support.

You will develop core skills in acting, voice and text for live and recorded media and your professional development will be enhanced by masterclasses and workshops from a prestigious list of guest speakers and industry practitioners. You will also benefit from collaborative projects with Falmouth’s School of Film & Television. This industry-focussed practical course will culminate in a fully realised public production and showcase at the AMATA Festival.


  • Weekly residencies and performances from new and established companies, ensembles and performers
  • Marketing, promotion and career management
  • Public festival showcase with casting directors and agents
  • Highly subsidised rates to our exciting programme of national and international live performance at AMATA
  • Access to The Cabinet – a unique world theatre archival resource
  • International exchange opportunities with partner institutions and companies
  • Opportunities for internships and work with local and regional arts organisations and companies including Wildworks, Kneehigh Theatre and Hall for Cornwall

How the course is taught

BA(Hons) Acting has a strong focus on practical work and students experience performance opportunities from the first year onwards. The course engages critically with the research and practices of actor training and is informed by current scholarly thinking, historical traditions and contemporary approaches.

Hours of study and staff/student contact time are substantial averaging between 15 – 18 hours with extended hours during production and additional hours dedicated to student-led rehearsal. Students operate as trained actors in a climate of creative energy, constructive challenge and support.

Course outline

Our course explores dynamic creative tensions between voice and language, the body as expressive material sign, and the imaginative and embodied interaction with theatrical space. It also explores affective, collaborative and ensemble approaches to the work of the creative actor and performer.