University of Chichester
Acting BA (Hons)
University of Chichester

Key Course Facts

Course Description

BA (Hons) Acting is a performance programme taught by leading theatre and performing arts professionals, training you in key acting styles and contexts. You will produce and perform in shows with established scripts and create original works, while also developing highly relevant professional contacts that set you up for demanding, diverse and flexible careers in the professional theatre and drama industry. “I increasingly find I am meeting Chichester graduates doing brilliant things – working at festivals, curating events, performing and developing work.” Mary Osborn, Assistant Artists' Advisor and Programme Coordinator

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 6 graduates of Acting BA (Hons) at University of Chichester for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Acting.

Overall student satisfaction
50 /100
6 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Acting BA (Hons) at University of Chichester

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of 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 £18000 £17500 £21500
25-75 percentile range £16000 - £20000 £14000 - £22500 £15000 - £28500

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

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

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 BA (Hons) at University of Chichester

30% Sales occupations
25% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Caring personal services
5% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
5% Elementary occupations

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6
PTE Academic 50
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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Tuition Fees Acting BA (Hons)

EU £14500 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £14500 year 1

Additional fee information

There is a 10% tuition fee scholarship for EU students.

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 University of Chichester in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Chichester in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #55 
    • #65 
    Drama, Dance & Cinematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of University of Chichester

What students say about studying Acting in the UK?

  • what happens during a 3rd year acting degree show

About University of Chichester

The University of Chichester is a government funded university based in West Sussex, England. The main campus, known as Bishop Otter, is located in the cathedral city of Chicester. The university has another campus called Bognor Regis, situated close to Hotham Park. With 14 different departments, the university has a lot of study options to attract a variety of students.

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Where is this programme taught

Bishop Otter Campus
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Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
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