University of East London
Introduction to Acting CertHE
University of East London

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

Programme Director: Bradley Leech Programme Location: Avondale, Clapham North, London Programme Length: 3 Terms (Autumn, Spring, Summer), Full-Time Home/EU Fees: £9000 International Fees: £11440 per year Deposit: £500 (non-refundable) Start Date: 16th September 2019 (Enrolment: w/c 9th September 2019)

The one year Certificate of Education in Introduction to Acting at the Academy is aimed at those who wish to enhance their existing acting skills with a view to moving onto full time actor training at an accredited Drama School or on a practical University course. It will enable you to experience the rigours of vocational training and enable you to make informed choices about your future.

You will train in the professional and disciplined environment of a leading drama conservatoire and profit from the knowledge and experience of the staff working within the Academy.

Individual sessions working on interview technique and monologue preparation will help to maximise your chance of success in future auditions. You will be encouraged to develop a self-reliance and independent working process on a programme that emphasises the importance of respect within the rehearsal room, generosity and a shared passion. Above all, the Academy aims to generate an atmosphere of security that will allow you be creatively fearless.

A series of organised theatre visits and excursions will develop your awareness and appreciation of current theatre practice. You will learn how to critically evaluate contemporary performance and to express your ideas with clarity and confidence, thereby improving your self-promotional skills.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Entry requirements: • Successful audition through Italia Conti Academy. • Completion of any programme offer conditions and/or requirements. • 64 UCAS points or equivalent AEL. • Level 2 English and Maths at GCSE Grade C or above (from 2018, GCSE Grade 4 or above) or recognised equivalent qualifications. • Legal right to reside/study in the UK for the full period of the programme. • Evidence of all of the above.

Qualification requirements

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Introduction to Acting, CertHE, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Introduction to Acting CertHE

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £13740 year 1
International £13740 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

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)

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About University of East London

The University of East London, often abbreviated to UEL, states their goal being to become the leading careers-focused university in the United Kingdom. UEL operates from three different campuses; Stratford Campus, Docklands Campus, and University Square Stratford. The Docklands Campus is the largest of the three campuses, and is just a 15-20 minute walk away from Central London, and 10-15 minutes away from Canary Wharf by train.

Student composition of University of East London

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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Where is this programme taught

Italia Conti Academy - Clapham
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