The Bristol Institute of Performing Arts' emphasis on learning and training through practice offers an environment in which you will be able to take creative risks. You'll explore and nurture your skills to become leading artists, directors, theatre-makers, and performers that are responsive to the creative and entertainment industries. Through this innovative and rigorous three-year practical BA (Hons) degree in Acting and Touring Theatre, you will put your training into practice through an array of live briefs, theatrical productions, and immersive experiences.
You will develop technical skills through our practical classes, experimenting with innovative approaches to acting and theatre-making. Through structured exploration, you'll build skills in storytelling, text analysis, character development, improvisation, vocal and physical performance skills alongside the curation, design, and logistics of producing resident and touring theatre. Workshops with industry professionals will develop your professional network and future employment opportunities. Throughout the course you'll put your skills and training into action, this could be in one of our thirty in-house productions produced each year or a touring piece curated for an external venue or festival. Towards the end of your training, significant focus will be on your creative potential, stepping off-campus and into venues ensuring you're prepared for your transition into the industry.
All our Further Education (FE) college courses are FREE to UK residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August. You will be expected to contribute towards the cost of specialist materials and resources (material fee). However, depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help to cover part or all of your material fee from SGS College's Money Management Service. You should apply for financial support as possible. If you are aged 19 or over on 31st August 2019 and you are a UK/EU resident you will normally be required to pay a course fee. If you're over 19 years of age, please contact admissions for full fee information.
Don't let the cost of funding your future put you off. All our university level programmes are eligible for Student Finance England, Wales or Scotland. If eligible Student Finance will cover the full tuition cost of your university programme, you may also be eligible for a maintenance loan to support your living/travel expenses. Part-time course fees are reduced by 50% of the full-time fee per academic year.> College Level | Bursaries (SGS College Money Management Service)> University Level | Bursaries & Scholarships
FdA - A foundation degree is a degree level qualification, which combines academic study with work place learning. Designed in association with employers, they are qualifications to equip people with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to achieve academic results as well as improve performance and entry into the profession. You can "top-up" an FdA qualification to a Bachelors degree by studying an additional year on either on of our "top-up" programmes or one at another institution. This is known as a 2+1 study mode.
FdA - A foundation degree is a degree level qualification, which combines academic study with work place learning. Designed in association with employers, they are qualifications to equip people with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to achieve academic results as well as improve performance and entry into the profession. You can "top-up" an FdA qualification to a Bachelors degree by studying an additional year on either our "top-up" or at another institution. This is known as a 2+1 study mode.
BA (Hons) - Our BA (Hons) courses are the typical three year degree programmes.
HND - An HND is equivalent to the second year of a Bachelors degree. It takes two years of full-time study to complete, or three to four years part time, and is designed to equip you with skills relevant to your chosen career