Edinburgh Napier University
Stage and Screen Acting BA (Hons)
Edinburgh Napier University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The Degree works in two phases: students begin with a year of intensive teaching, then move gradually toward more independent work in their final year: forming companies, working with playwrights, screenwriters and film makers, having the opportunity to produce and be mentored through a potential run at the Edinburgh Festival. Along with this career-launching run, students leave with a show reel and significant experience in acting for screen.

The degree is designed to help students make the transition from student learning to independent freelance artist as smoothly as possible.

Given our Edinburgh location, you’ll be working in some exciting venues, with professional directors and teachers, and the course culminates in the opportunity of a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 14 graduates of Stage and Screen Acting BA (Hons) at Edinburgh Napier University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Acting.

Overall student satisfaction
80 /100
14 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Stage and Screen Acting BA (Hons) at Edinburgh Napier University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Stage and Screen Acting 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 £23000
25-75 percentile range £16000 - £20000 £14000 - £23500 £17500 - £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 Stage and Screen Acting, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 3

Year 4

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 Stage and Screen Acting BA (Hons) at Edinburgh Napier University

25% Artistic, literary and media occupations
20% Teaching Professionals
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Sales occupations
10% Elementary occupations
5% Media Professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals
5% Customer service occupations
5% Process, plant and machine operatives

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

B in Graded Unit

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic) 6 IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0
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Tuition Fees Stage and Screen Acting BA (Hons)

Ireland £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Scotland £1820 year 1
EU £14170 year 1
International £14170 year 1

Additional fee information

For Tuition Fee information please visit the specific course page on our website - https://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/undergraduate

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 3

University Rankings

Positions of Edinburgh Napier University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Edinburgh Napier University in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #6 
    • #47 
    Drama, Dance & Cinematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of Edinburgh Napier University

What students say about studying Acting in the UK?

  • what happens during a 3rd year acting degree show

About Edinburgh Napier University

Located on the outskirts of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh Napier University delivers courses and programmes that have earned the institution recognition from QS University Rankings, as well as awards in the category of Student Satisfaction. The university operates from three separate campuses depending on the subject that the learner chooses to pursue - Sighthill, Craiglockhart, and Merchiston. Prospective students can expect to find Game Laboratories, Professional Music Studios, Conference Centres, and much more.

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Where is this programme taught

Merchiston Campus, Colinton Road
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