Falmouth University Drama

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Falmouth University Drama

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.

Core vocal and physical training, approaches to acting, and intensive production projects, will help you to explore, extend and fully engage as an actor and performer. BA(Hons) Acting prepares you for work in a range of contexts including theatre, studio, situated environments, TV, film, radio and new media.

Entry Requirements

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points for entry to undergraduate courses, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.

You can check how many points your qualifications are worth using the online UCAS Tariff Calculator

Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed. We encourage you to get in touch if you are predicted points below this range, thinking about transferring from another institution, or if you have other qualifications or professional experience as we may be able to consider you. More information is available on our Apply page

English language requirements
You must have a minimum of Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, for entry to our undergraduate courses.

If English is not your first language, we accept a range of recognised language qualifications that are equivalent to the IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you must take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) to fulfil government visa requirements. Please read more about language requirements on our Apply page

Our Admissions team are here to help you with advice and guidance throughout your application journey. We invite you to contact them with any questions you may have.
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