Buckinghamshire New University
Acting (Intensive - Court Theatre Training Company) BA (Hons)
Buckinghamshire New University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The BA (Hons) Acting programme that we offer is distinctive and unique. Students are:

  • based in a working theatre environment

  • able to attain a degree level qualification in just two years

  • equipped with highly practical, industry-relevant skills training

  • taught by tutors with extensive, current industry experience

  • given the opportunity to work with external directors from renowned companies for second year production modules

As a small, intimate training school we feel especially able to support and encourage the specific needs and talents of each prospective actor. Full support is given for both the academic and practical parts of the programme. Our aim is to equip you with a repertoire of skills needed to succeed in the performing arts industry and to also to support your personal development.

The programme has three basic strands: Acting, Movement and Voice, which inevitably overlap in practice and directly influence the work in all areas of the delivered curriculum. Alongside the assessed modules of the degree programme we also include a range of non-assessed modules that are specifically designed to enhance your performance-related skills and employability. These are reviewed annually to keep them current with industry requirements.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 34 graduates of Acting (Intensive - Court Theatre Training Company) BA (Hons) at Buckinghamshire New University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Acting.

Overall student satisfaction
88 /100
34 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Acting (Intensive - Court Theatre Training Company) BA (Hons) at Buckinghamshire New University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Acting (Intensive - Court Theatre Training Company) BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19000 £18500 £23500
25-75 percentile range £18000 - £24000 £14000 - £23500 £18500 - £29000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Acting

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £18888 £17931 £21753
25-75 percentile range £14919 - £22955 £12598 - £22386 £15916 - £27274

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Acting (Intensive - Court Theatre Training Company), BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Acting (Intensive - Court Theatre Training Company) BA (Hons) at Buckinghamshire New University

20% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Sales occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Sports and fitness occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

A typical offer will include 80 UCAS Tariff points from at least two full A Levels or equivalent. Students will also require a GCSE grade C In Maths and English or equivalent.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Acting (Intensive - Court Theatre Training Company), BA (Hons).


Tuition Fees Acting (2 years intensive - Court Theatre Training Company) BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £14250 year 1
International £14250 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Buckinghamshire New University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Buckinghamshire New University in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #84 
    • #98 
    Drama, Dance & Cinematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of Buckinghamshire New University

What students say about studying Acting in the UK?

  • what happens during a 3rd year acting degree show

About Buckinghamshire New University

Buckinghamshire New University, also known as Bucks, was founded in 1893, in the town of High Wycombe, South East England. This university has chosen to divide its academic offerings into seven separate schools, which is reflected in that learning resources such as libraries are located in their relevant areas to reduce crowding and also increase the ease of looking for the materials the student needs. Bucks has been the recipient of numerous awards, among which we can find the Silver Award from TEF.

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Where is this programme taught

High Wycombe Campus
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Court Theatre Training Company (London)
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