Perform from Year 1 and become an experienced actor on this practice-based course exploring a wide range of approaches to acting.
We learn by doing. Right from the start of our BA (Hons) Acting degree in Cambridge, you’ll explore the tools and techniques of professional acting and develop the stamina, motivation and professionalism needed in the competitive acting industry.
Here at ARU, you’ll get to work on public productions as well as smaller-scale projects, exploring practices and devising your own productions helping you grow as an actor.
Your degree will see you choosing from a range of career-focused optional modules, completing a 100% practical Major Project, and graduating with a professionally produced showreel and portfolio.
As a BA (Hons) Acting student at ARU, you’ll develop your technical and production skills in our specialist facilities. Our technical staff will be on hand to offer help and support.
You can also choose to study abroad for a semester, with funding available to help cover the cost.
You’ll be able to collaborate with other Cambridge School of Creative Industries student such as our film students who need actors for their films. We’ll also support you to find placements and work experience and you can also take an optional placement year.
As an ARU student, you can also get involved with the University of Cambridge's Footlights comedy events as a writer, performer or member of the production team.
This course is subject to planning. Some content, including modules, may be subject to change.
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As part of your studies at ARU, you’ll have access to all of our creative industries facilities including:
During your time at ARU, you’ll have the opportunity to:
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Course Leader, Doctoral Researcher and Senior Lecturer Practitioner
Lecturer, Musical Theatre
Lecturer in Musical Theatre
Associate Lecturer Practitioner in Musical Theatre
Associate Professor of Drama
Senior Lecturer in Drama Course Leader, BA (Hons) Drama, BA (Hons) Drama and English Literature, BA (Hons) Drama and Film Studies
Senior Lecturer in Dance
Deputy Head, Writing and Performance
As well as developing your creativity and technical competence in areas of acting, physical and vocal skills on our BA (Hons) Acting degree, you’ll also develop transferable skills such as research, teamwork, communication, problem solving, and resourcefulness. These skills are invaluable in other areas of the creative industries, and in other sectors.
Graduation doesn't have to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to continue on to a Masters course, such as our MA Dramatherapy. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.
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