Pursue a professional career in theatre, film and TV with our acting programme that combines practical and performance-based training with expert tuition and an inclusive curriculum that celebrates diverse voices, new work and essential texts of the classical repertoire.
Working with world-class practitioners and coaches, you’ll cultivate and expand your individual strengths, rather than moulding yourself to a prescribed ideal.
Your training starts with exploration of the fundamental approaches to acting through daily classes and rehearsals, including for work on screen. You’ll also receive a thorough introduction to voice and text work, movement skills and singing.
As you progress further in your training, you will extend your vocal and physical ability to work in a range of different performance environments and genres. Performance-based projects introduce the world and language of Shakespeare, comedy, devised and collaborative theatre, voice-over and radio acting. Additional training in acting for screen culminates with the creation of a selection of short films.
In your final year, you will join the Richard Burton Theatre company – our professionally focused theatre company – along with our stage management, technical theatre and design students. You’ll be cast in five public performances, one of which is in our flagship season of specially commissioned new writing performed in Cardiff and London.
Throughout the course, you will be oriented towards the world of professional acting and the strategies required for finding and managing employment. The culmination of this work is the actors’ showcases in Cardiff and London’s West End to an invited audience of industry professionals, including agents and casting directors. Those students eligible to work in the US can also take part in a US showcase in New York City.