BA (Hons) Acting

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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.

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Facilities and showcase


As part of your studies at ARU, you’ll have access to all of our creative industries facilities including:

  • our on-campus Mumford Theatre for workshops, rehearsals and putting on shows, as well as seeing professional touring companies and musicians
  • two dedicated drama studios, including a highly flexible black-box performance space
  • a dance rehearsal room including audio playback facilities, portable dance mirrors, gymnastic mats and a sprung floor
  • an additional rehearsal space.


During your time at ARU, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • develop your technical and production skills.
  • put on productions on campus, in our Mumford Theatre, and at a commercial venue in Cambridge
  • volunteer with our Anglia Ruskin Community Theatre Company, and experience being part of a professional ensemble
  • gain valuable work experience through placements and live briefs.

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Our Creative Showcase shines a spotlight on what makes ARU creative and cultural – our spaces, places and people. Find out more about our community, the difference we make, the stories we tell, and the things that inspire us.

Meanwhile, Present is an exhibition that you curate for yourself. Explore the work of our graduating students in this eye-catching virtual degree show.


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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