University of Bedfordshire
Acting (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)
University of Bedfordshire

Key Course Facts

Course Description

In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 9 graduates of Acting (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) at University of Bedfordshire for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Acting.

Overall student satisfaction
79 /100
9 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Acting (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) at University of Bedfordshire

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Acting (with Foundation Year) 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 £24000 £18000 £21000
25-75 percentile range £19000 - £26000 £12500 - £22500 £15500 - £26500

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 (with Foundation Year), BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.


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 (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) at University of Bedfordshire

15% Artistic, literary and media occupations
15% Caring personal services
15% Business and public service associate professionals
15% Sales occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Elementary occupations
5% Administrative occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals
5% Secretarial and related occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Successfully completed Access Diploma course

32 - 48 UCAS Tariff Points

Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 5.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.0
    • 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 (with Foundation Year), BA (Hons).


Tuition Fees Acting (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

EU £9250 year 1
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
International £13200 year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually.

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:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of University of Bedfordshire in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Bedfordshire in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #80 
    • #93 
    Drama, Dance & Cinematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of University of Bedfordshire

What students say about studying Acting in the UK?

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About University of Bedfordshire

The University of Bedfordshire is a publicly funded university located in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, England. One of the main campuses, in Luton, is home to the university’s Business, Media, Art & Design, Science, Computing, Law, Psychology, and Social Sciences schools. The Bedford campus is just a twenty minute walk from the town centre, and is home to the Primary Education, Secondary Education, Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences, and Tourism schools.

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Where is this programme taught

Bedford Campus
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