Acting Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Chichester 90% 5% 5% £9250 £14500 129 Chichester On campus Full-time
University of Chichester 80% 2% 10% £9250 £14500 134 Chichester On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 80% 2% 10% £9250 £14250 134 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 80% 2% 10% £9250 £14250 134 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 92% 5% 7% £9250 £13100 116 Worcester On campus Full-time
University of Chichester 61% 1% 20% £9250 £14500 117 Chichester On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 61% 1% 20% £9250 £14250 117 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
University of Chichester 75% 1% 14% £9250 £14500 130 Chichester On campus Full-time
Edinburgh Napier University 100% 10% 0% £9250 £14170 210 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 85% 0% 15% £9250 £13100 114 Worcester On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 82% 0% 10% £9250 £21900 148 Egham On campus Full-time
University of Essex 82% 0% 10% £9250 £16850 148 Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Essex 82% 0% 10% £9250 £16850 148 Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 75% 0% 0% £9250 £13100 121 Worcester On campus Full-time
University of Essex 33% 0% 7% £9250 £16850 112 Colchester On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 76% 10% 5% £9250 £14250 97 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 77% 0% 5% £9250 £13100 114 Worcester On campus Full-time
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 71% 0% 5% £9250 £17200 138 Liverpool On campus Full-time
BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute 71% 0% 5% £9250 £15950 138 Hove On campus Full-time
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 71% 0% 5% £19086 £29970 138 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Conservatoire for Dance and Drama 71% 0% 5% - £26510 138 London On campus Full-time
Rose Bruford College 71% 0% 5% £23500 £25000 138 Sidcup On campus Full-time
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 71% 0% 5% £13800 £17200 138 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 71% 0% 5% £14316 £22476 138 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 71% 0% 5% £12096 £23811 138 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of Chichester 71% 0% 5% £7900 £14300 138 Chichester On campus Full-time
Conservatoire for Dance and Drama 71% 0% 5% £11400 £25500 138 London On campus Full-time
Queen Margaret University 78% 0% 0% £9250 £7000 171 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
De Montfort University 92% 5% 4% £9250 £14250 142 Leicester On campus Full-time
Arts University Bournemouth 39% 6% 0% £9250 £16950 £17950 148 Poole On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 74% 0% 5% £9250 £15000 112 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Staffordshire University 79% 5% 10% £9250 £14000 119 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Edinburgh Napier University 100% 0% 0% £9250 £14170 192 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Met Film School 50% 0% 7% £20000 £20000 116 London On campus Full-time
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 71% 0% 0% £9250 £17200 154 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Norwich University of the Arts 73% 3% 11% £9250 £15900 130 Norwich On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 29% 10% 10% £9250 £13200 95 Luton On campus Full-time
University of Chichester 80% 0% 5% £9250 £14500 133 Chichester On campus Full-time
Leeds Conservatoire 70% 1% 13% £9250 £17500 135 Leeds On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 29% 4% 5% £9250 £13800 107 Southampton On campus Full-time
St Mary's University, Twickenham 58% 0% 8% £9250 £12250 109 Twickenham On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 74% 2% 5% £9250 £14415 131 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 74% 2% 5% £9250 £14415 131 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 92% 0% 5% £9000 £23811 123 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Met Film School 50% 0% 7% £9250 £12750 116 London On campus Full-time
Rose Bruford College 64% 4% 0% £9250 £18000 143 Sidcup On campus Full-time
University of Wales 87% 5% 15% £9000 £13500 143 Cardiff On campus Full-time
York St John University 81% 0% 5% £9250 £12750 104 York On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 29% 10% 10% £9250 £13200 95 Luton On campus Full-time
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 86% 0% 0% £9250 £18393 120 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Essex - - - £9250 £16850 - Colchester On campus Full-time
Burnley College - - - £7000 - - Burnley On campus Full-time
The City of Liverpool College 90% 5% 5% £8410 - 129 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts 85% 0% 15% - - 114 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Morley College 87% 10% 30% £6165 - - London On campus Full-time
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - 10% 5% £7000 - - Southend-on-Sea On campus Full-time
North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College 75% 10% 27% £5950 - - Nuneaton On campus Full-time
Chesterfield College 75% 10% 27% £6995 - - Chesterfield On campus Full-time
Coleg Llandrillo (Llandrillo College) 75% 10% 27% £8300 £8300 - Colwyn Bay On campus Full-time
The City of Liverpool College 75% 10% 27% £6673 - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Craven College 75% 10% 27% £6950 - - Skipton On campus Full-time
The Manchester College 75% 10% 27% - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
South Thames College 75% 10% 27% £5100 - - London On campus Full-time
Rotherham College 87% 0% 20% £6900 - - Rotherham On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 57% 0% 0% - - 115 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
University of West London 93% 5% 0% - - 131 Ealing On campus Full-time
University of West London 75% 0% 0% - - 121 Ealing On campus Full-time
University of the West of England 33% 0% 7% - - 112 Bristol On campus Full-time
University of West London 33% 0% 7% - - 112 Ealing On campus Full-time
University of West London 93% 5% 0% - - 131 Ealing On campus Full-time
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - - 0% £8500 - - Bristol On campus Full-time
Oxford Brookes University - - 0% £9250 £14600 - Oxford On campus Full-time
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - - 0% - - - London On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh - - 0% - - - Edinburgh On campus Part-time
Calderdale College 71% - 10% £6950 £6950 - Halifax On campus Full-time
City College Plymouth 91% 10% 10% £7450 - - Plymouth On campus Full-time
Coventry University 71% 0% 5% - - 138 Coventry On campus Part-time
Edinburgh Napier University 71% 0% 5% - - 138 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Surrey 71% 0% 5% - - 138 Guildford On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 71% 0% 5% - - 138 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 71% 0% 5% - - 138 London On campus Full-time
University of East London 71% 0% 5% - - 138 London On campus Part-time
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 71% 0% 5% - - 138 London On campus Full-time
University of Essex 71% 0% 5% £15930 - 138 Colchester On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 71% 0% 5% - - 138 Plymouth On campus Part-time
University of Kent 71% 0% 5% - - 138 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 71% 0% 5% - - 138 London On campus Full-time
Gateshead College 71% - 70% £5995 - - Gateshead On campus Full-time
University of the Highlands and Islands 71% - 70% £6915 £7230 - Inverness On campus Full-time
Coventry University 71% - 70% - - - Coventry On campus Full-time
City College Plymouth 90% 10% 5% £7450 - - Plymouth On campus Full-time
Teesside University - - - £6150 - 114 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Nottingham College 73% - 30% £8250 - - Nottingham On campus Full-time
Leeds City College 42% - 6% £9250 - - Leeds On campus Full-time
University of East London 42% - 6% £9250 £13320 - London On campus Full-time
City College Plymouth 42% - 6% £8450 - - Plymouth On campus Full-time
The University of Northampton 92% 0% 5% £9250 - 123 Northampton On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 84% 0% 0% - - 151 Manchester On campus Full-time
Plymouth Marjon University 13% - 5% £9250 £11000 114 Plymouth On campus Full-time
The Northern School of Art 89% 12% 0% £9250 - - Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
University of West London 92% 5% 4% - - 142 Ealing On campus Full-time
The University of Winchester 49% 4% 12% £9250 - 115 Winchester On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 59% 0% 8% - - 130 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of East London 82% - 10% £9250 £13740 124 London On campus Full-time
University of Essex 82% - 10% £9250 £16850 124 Colchester On campus Full-time
De Montfort University 82% - 10% £9250 £14250 124 Leicester On campus Full-time
York College - 5% 20% £8660 - - York On campus Full-time
University of West London 92% 5% 4% - - 142 Ealing On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 59% 0% 8% - - 130 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Conservatoire for Dance and Drama 57% 0% 0% £9250 - 128 London On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 59% 0% 8% - - 130 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Bath Spa University 71% 2% 11% £11100 - 110 Bath On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 57% 0% 0% £9250 - 110 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College 71% - 0% £8390 - - Brighton On campus Full-time
Bath Spa University 68% 2% 6% £9250 - 120 Bath On campus Full-time
University of West London 92% 5% 4% - - 142 Ealing On campus Full-time
The Manchester College 78% - 11% - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
University of West London 92% 5% 4% - - 142 Ealing On campus Full-time
Coventry University 75% 3% 5% - - 121 Coventry On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 59% 0% 8% - - 130 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 59% 0% 8% - - 130 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of the Arts London 42% 2% 4% £9250 - 133 London On campus Full-time
Blackpool and the Fylde College 93% 0% 15% £8750 £9750 - Blackpool On campus Full-time
Bath Spa University 71% 2% 11% £9250 - 110 Bath On campus Full-time
Bath Spa University 68% 2% 6% £9250 - 120 Bath On campus Full-time
The University of Northampton 92% 0% 5% £9250 - 123 Northampton On campus Full-time
University of West London 92% 5% 4% - - 142 Ealing On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 64% 0% 10% - - 104 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Anglia Ruskin University 64% 0% 10% £9250 - 104 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 79% 0% 0% - - 157 London On campus Full-time
University of Surrey 96% 2% 0% - - 124 Guildford On campus Full-time
Regent's University London - - 10% £18500 £18500 104 London On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 100% 0% 5% £9250 - 127 Preston On campus Full-time
London South Bank University 80% 0% 3% £9250 - 127 London On campus Full-time
Newcastle College 8% - 10% £9000 - - Newcastle On campus Full-time
South Thames College 17% - 5% £7725 £9500 - London On campus Full-time
Falmouth University 76% 0% 11% - - 140 Falmouth On campus Full-time
University of Chester 54% 5% 0% £9250 - 117 Chester On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
73 /100
14574 students of Acting in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Acting

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £17966 £16476 £20157
25-75 percentile range £14890 - £22414 £11970 - £21294 £14870 - £25688

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £18976 £17305 £21223
25-75 percentile range £14854 - £22939 £12524 - £21928 £15364 - £26404

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Acting

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Acting who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Acting

  • Advertising Firms
  • Broadcasters
  • TV/Film Producers
  • Theatres
  • Entertainment Industry

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Acting who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Acting (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Acting at Anglia Ruskin University

25% Elementary occupations
20% Artistic, literary and media occupations
15% Sales occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Caring personal services

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Acting

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Acting studies:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG)
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Master of Arts (Postgraduate) - MA (PG)
  • Bachelor of Arts - BA
  • Higher National Certificate - HNC
  • Professional Diploma in Performance - PDP
  • Diploma in Performance - DiplP
  • Higher National Diploma - HND
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Foundation Degree - FD
  • Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
  • Master of Arts (Honours) - MA (Hons)
  • Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

The median salary of graduates of Acting was £17966 15 months after graduation, £16476 3 years after graduation and £20157 5 years after graduation.

Stage and Screen Acting at Edinburgh Napier University received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 9 respondents.