BA (Hons) Acting Programme

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Application 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)

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 9 am. 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. Then auditonees will have their individual auditions with a panel made up of the Course Director, Course Co-ordinator and other tutors and they will be asked to present one or both of their prepared audition pieces (neither must be longer than one and a half minutes). No comment is made at this stage. There will be a question and answer session with the Course Co-ordinator and a lunch break between the morning and afternoon sessions. 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.

The afternoon session begins with a movement workshop, followed by a singing workshop and then there is a voice workshop. The final selection is made and those chosen will have an interview with 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 post 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 June or July)
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