The BA Acting programme is a leading actor training based in the heart of Manchester.
Led by a team of specialist and highly experienced directors, teachers and practitioners, the BA (Hons) Acting course at Manchester School of Theatre has an outstanding reputation for training actors with the skills necessary for a successful career in film, television, radio and stage.
We are looking for your imagination, empathy, curiosity, passion and wonder.
We are looking for expressive people who are energetic, dynamic and driven to tell stories.
We will nurture your ability, teach you your craft and encourage you on the path to creative excellence.
You will work from a wide range of practitioners and a wealth of inspiring teachers and professional practitioners. You will train in all aspects of the craft including Acting for Stage, Screen and Radio.
Based in the Manchester School of Theatre, we will soon be moving into new accommodation specially built for us on Oxford Road. Our inspirational training venue will include:
- A 180 seat fully equipped studio theatre, with dressing rooms and green room
- Large movement and performance studios with sprung floors
- 8 additional rehearsal studios
- TV and radio studios
- Tutorial rooms
- Computer labs
The Acting course enjoys very strong links with many of the region's key employers including BBC, RNCM, the Hallé Orchestra, Royal Exchange Theatre, HOME, Bolton Octagon, Oldham Coliseum, Hull Truck Theatre and The Lowry. We also have creative partnerships with a number of national and international organisations including: New National Theatre, Tokyo, the ETFI, Carnegie Mellon University,
This course is taught by tutors and visiting actors and directors with a wealth of experience and expertise. You can visit our recent staff and visiting staff lists here.
Former students have gone on to highly successful careers in film, television and theatre and graduates include Sir Anthony Sher, Julie Walters CBE, Yasmin Mwanza, David Threlfall, John Bradley, Richard Griffiths, Bernard Hill, Steve Coogan, John Thomson, Elliot Knight, Assad Zaman, John Bradley, Annie Wallace, Graeme Hawley, Zoe Henry, Sarah Amankwah, Noreen Kershaw, Amanda Burton and Adam Kotz.