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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Drama
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£15.6k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

104 UCAS points at A2

Scottish Highers
Not Available

104 UCAS points

BTEC Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

If you are looking for an acting course that offers high-quality practical training, with a strong emphasis on developing your physical technique, UCLan’s Acting degree will develop your ability to be pro-active, expressive and creative by providing opportunities to develop a wide range of related transferable skills, including devising technique, television presenting, motion capture work, corporate role play, and academic study. You will appear in public performances in your second and third year and there are opportunities to appear in Graduate Showcases in Manchester and London. You will be strongly encouraged to stay in touch with staff during your first years in the industry for professional advice/guidance, audition-coaching, use of facilities and collaboration on creative projects. Most graduates from this course choose a career in acting. Recent graduates have gone on to work at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Volcano Theatre Company, West Yorkshire Playhouse, BBC, ITV and Channel Four. However, the course also prepares you for a range of employment and vocational opportunities including professional theatre, TV, film and radio, community arts, the entertainment and media industry. Additionally, you can progress to further academic study. All students have the opportunity for an international experience, whether it is an overseas placement, a chance to study abroad or an opportunity for an overseas study visit.


Year 1: Acting Fundamentals (Includes); Meyerhold’s Biomechanics, Stanislavski, Yoga, Clown, Voice Production, Shakespeare Year 2: The Expressive Actor (Includes); Viewpoints, Mask, Ensemble, Extended Voice, Singing, Devising. The Contemporary Actor (Includes); Contemporary Text, Radio Acting, Acting for the Camera (Single Camera - location). Acting for Theatre Production 1(Includes); Theatre production performed to a public audience.(3 weeks rehearsal and production week) Year 3: The Professional Actor (Includes); Audition Technique, Professional Practice, Acting for the camera (Multi-camera - studio). The Actor as Creator (Includes) Devising Project, Acting for Theatre Production 2 - Theatre production performed to a public audience. (3 weeks rehearsal and production week)

University of Central Lancashire

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UCLan is a 'modern' university, created in 1992, but its roots go back to 1828 with the founding of the 'Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge'. There are 102 different nationalities represented among UCLan's international and domestic student body. At UCLan, we want to give students the advantage they need through teaching and support to achieve their ambitions.

How you'll spend your time

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 80%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
65% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
376 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £15.6k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Drama is a very popular degree subject — in 2015, over 5,000 degrees were awarded to UK graduates. With so many graduates around, jobs in acting are very sought-after and often gained through personal contacts, or through your careers service so be prepared to practise your people skills and to make full use of your university facilities. But there are lots of roles in the arts for drama graduates, in direction, production, audio-visual, set and clothing design and PR. The skills taught by drama courses can be useful elsewhere — a lot of the economy can use people who can perform and present in front of others, and so drama graduates can be found in teaching, management, advertising, project and events organisation and community work. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once — one in ten drama graduates last year had more than one job on the go at once after six months. And starting salaries are not the best - but nevertheless the large majority of drama graduates going into acting still felt that it was just the job for them regardless of pay.
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