BA (Hons) Acting Programme




Applications to the BA (Hons) Acting programme are to be made through UCAS only, using the following information:

Institution Code: E28    Course Code: W410
(Please note that our listing on UCAS is shown as University of East London – Acting)


Applications to the CertHE – Introduction to Acting programme are to be made through UCAS only, using the following information:

Institution Code: E28    Course Code: W411
(Please note that our listing on UCAS is shown as University of East London – Acting)

Click here to go to our UCAS listing



Once UCAS begin processing your application, you will receive an email from the university, with a link to complete your application and audition fee payment (£45) – without this, you will not receive an audition invitation.

All BA (Hons) applicants are automatically considered for the Foundation Acting course, please do not apply for this separately.

The academy reserves the right to alter or withdraw offers at any point.

About the Audition

Auditionees should wear loose comfortable clothing and avoid jewellery or makeup. They are also advised to bring a small bottle of drinking water, to eat breakfast before setting out, and to bring a light packed lunch or money to buy lunch at a local shop, since the day can be very tiring.
The audition day begins at 9am. Auditionees come to the AVONDALE Building on Landor Road, Clapham, SW9 9PH and report to Reception. (See map).

At 9.30am auditionees begin a half-hour warm-up, which will lead into an improvisation workshop led by one of our tutors until 11am. Auditonees will then have their individual auditions with a panel made up of two or three acting tutors from the Academy. Auditionees will be asked to present both prepared audition pieces (neither must be longer than one and a half minutes).

Pieces to be prepared:
1 Classical Monologue (from our list HERE)
1 Contemporary Monologue (Post 1950)

At the end of the morning, when all auditionees have been seen, the panel decides which individuals they wish to recall for the afternoon session. Those not asked to remain are then free to go (results are normally announced at approximately 1pm).

The afternoon session consists of three workshops – movement, singing* and voice. (*You do not have to prepare a song for this). The final selection is then made and those chosen will have an interview with our Course Director, Course Co-ordinator and other members of the teaching staff, at which auditionees may be asked to sight-read and to present either one or both pieces. These may be redirected. The interview may cover a range of topics, including the auditionee’s experience, aspirations and opinions. Auditionees also have the opportunity to ask relevant questions.

‘Time and the Conways’ by J.B. Priestley, Directed by Gemma Brockis – Sheridan Studio


Generally no decisions are made on the day. Auditionees can expect to hear the outcome of their audition by email within two weeks of the audition date. Possible outcomes are as follows:
R (Rejection);
C (Conditional offer);
U (Unconditional offer);
O (Offer to another course)
Recall (Applicants offered a recall will be invited to a session normally held in May or June)
Unsuccessful auditionees are entitled to feedback should they require it, and should contact the Academy by telephone, between 9am & 12 noon Monday – Friday.
Successful auditionees are reminded that they are not permitted to accept offers at more than one Drama School within the CDS.