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We are always striving to offer courses that provide a distinct, high quality academic experience for students, that enables them to acquire the necessary academic knowledge, understanding, general and subject-specific skills required to pursue a graduate level career. As part of our course development process, we are able to publish the following information about a new course we are planning on introducing to start in September 2020. Further detailed information about the course, module content, etc. will be available in due course, but we hope the following provides you with an overview of what we have planned. 

This innovative and exciting new programme sees Winchester deliver its first ever actor training programme. Combining traditional elements of actor-training with special projects and production students will be well-placed to take their first steps into the industry.

BA (Hons) Acting offers an excellent environment in which to study the craft. Students will engage with all aspects of traditional performer training alongside project and performance opportunities as they progress. The course will focus on live performance, but students will also be coached in performing to camera and audio work.

In the first semester of Year 2 students will be directed in a show that may tour local school and colleges, or see them engage in work that takes place in applied and/or community contexts. In the second semester of Year 2 students will then embark upon an outdoor, site-specific/immersive project culminating in performance at Hat Fair (Winchester’s International Street Theatre Festival) and other festivals. In final year, students will be cast in final productions.


Graduates from BA (Hons) Acting will be suitably prepared to begin a career as a performer. They will also be able to work more broadly in theatre and educational contexts given the skills they will have acquired. Jobs such a learning and participation officers in local venues would also be appropriate.  Graduates may choose to start their own theatre companies or work as practitioners, work in Theatre in Education (TIE), community drama, applied contexts. Graduates could also go on to work in arts development, teaching and the media. Students can also progress to a wider variety of career destinations building on their core skills in communication and team-building. The programme also provides a firm foundation for further training.

94% of our 2016/17 graduates (first degree and other undergraduate courses) were in employment and/or further study six months after completing their course (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey).

Pre-approved for a Masters

If you study a Bachelor Honours degrees with us, you will be pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible, you will need to apply by the end of March in the final year of your degree and meet the entry requirements of your chosen Masters degree. 

*Subject to Validation

'Validation' is the process by which the University approves a new programme to ensure that it provides a distinct, high-quality academic experience for students, that enables them to acquire the necessary academic knowledge, understanding, general and subject-specific skills required to pursue a graduate level career. In the unlikely event that a programme is not validated then we will do our best to find you an alternative programme within the University.

Key information data from UniStats will be available for this course from Autumn 2020.



2021 Entry: 96-112 points

A GCSE C or 4 pass in English Language is required.

International Baccalaureate: 96-112 points to include a minimum of 2 Higher level IB certificates at grade 4 or above.

If English is not your first language: Year 0/Level 3: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent.

Interview and Audition

Suitable applicants will be invited to attend a group workshop, audition and interview.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
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International Students

If you are living outside of the UK or Europe, you can find out more about how to join this course by emailing our International Recruitment Team at or calling +44 (0)1962 827023

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Year 1 (Level 4) Proposed Modules

Modules Credits

Approaches to Acting: Movement and Ensemble Practices 20
Voice 20
Performance Project: Classical and Early Modern Drama 40
Performance Project: Modern Drama in New Contexts 40

Year 2 (Level 5) Proposed Modules

Modules Credits

Approaches to Acting: Embodying Craft 20
Voice: Extending Range 20
Performance Project: Theatre-in-Education/Applied Theatre 40
Performance Project: Contemporary Devised Practices 40

Year 3 (Level 6) Proposed Modules

Modules Credits

Extended Independent Study 30
Professional Preparation and Practice 15
Performance Project: Contemporary British Drama 30
Directed Performance Project 45

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.

Progression from one level of the programme to the next is subject to meeting the University’s academic regulations.

2020 Course Tuition Fees



Year 1 £9,250 £13,500
Year 2 £9,250 £13,500
Year 3 £9,250 £13,500
Total £27,750 £40,500
Optional Sandwich Year £700 £700
Total with Sandwich Year £28,450 £41,200

If you are a UK or EU student starting your degree in September 2020, the first year will cost you £9,250*. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK and EU students.

Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future, so make sure you know what is on offer to support you.

UK/EU Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,935.

International part-time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £112.50 and a 15 credit module is £1,687.

*The University of Winchester will charge the maximum approved tuition fee per year. 


As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.

There might be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying. The following highlights the mandatory and optional costs for this course:


  • Textbooks: Core Texts are available from the University Library; however some students prefer to purchase their own copies. Some Core Texts can be bought second hand, or as an ebook which can often reduce this cost. Indicative cost £75.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service: A Discloure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance check may be required for certain second year modules. Indicative cost is £40.


  • Field trips: Costs connected with observations of professionals will be met by students. Indicative cost £20.
  • Printing and Binding: The University is pleased to offer our students a free printing allowance of £20 each academic year. This will print around 500 A4 mono pages. If students wish to print more, printer credit can be topped up by the student. The University and Student Union are champions of sustainability and we ask all our students to consider the environmental impact before printing.Our Reprographics team also offer printing and binding services, including dissertation binding which may be required by your course with an indicative coast of £1.50-£3.


We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. To see if you’re eligible, please see our Scholarships and Awards.

Key course details

UCAS code
3 years full-time
Typical offer
96-112 points
On campus, Winchester