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BA (Hons) Acting for Film

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Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

3 Years Full Time

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Entry Requirements and Fees

p>2021/22 UK fee: £9,250


2021/22 International fee: £14,050

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

For further details about international scholarships, please see our Scholarships page.

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

Tariff points: 96 - 112

A Levels: BCC - CCC


International Baccalaureate: 28 points

IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

Interview: Candidates will be required to demonstrate their ability in dance, acting and singing in a performance audition. Applicants with high levels of performance skills may be considered for a lower academic offer. For more information on this process see below - Audition Details and FAQs.

Student view

Martha Franks
Studying Acting For Film has been so different to any acting experience I've had in the past because often students don't get the chance to act on a proper film set, taking in the technicalities of it all. The course has highlighted aspects of acting which are completely new to me, which I find inspiring.
Katie Turner

Acting for Film has been everything I wanted it to be. The teachers are incredible and I have loved every minute!

Maliqkah Walton

Acting For Film has enhanced how passionate I am about aspiring to work in this field. The staff are amazing and work hard to turn us all into professionals. I love my course!

Course content

Taught in the University of Chichester Conservatoire across both our Chichester and Bognor Regis campuses, the course offers you an intense focus on developing your specialist skills in screen acting and the opportunity to combine this with your choice of spotlight skills. Spotlight skills can vary from year to year but have included street fighting, horse riding, period and social dance, accents and acting through song. You will cultivate your own bespoke acting approach from an introduction to a broader range of acting practitioners such as Stanislavski, Hagen, Adler and Meisner, alongside the camera technique skills necessary for a convincing, truthful camera performance.

You will work on campus and on location and will gain experience in acting on small and larger scale film productions. You will grow your knowledge of other aspects of film and screen acting and its history, and an understanding of the film and television industry and how this contributes to and reflects contemporary culture.

Read our Acting for Film brochure

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best-ever facilities available for your degree.

We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students which is as much about the quality of the tutors as it is about the spaces we work in.

This programme is mainly taught at our Chichester campus and is located in one of the largest performance departments in the UK, with enviable teaching, performance and practice resources.

These currently include:

  • Dedicated acting/dance rooms/rehearsal rooms
  • Access to studio performance space
  • Lighting and sound equipment
  • High quality 4K cameras and DSLRs
  • Comprehensive technical support including camera operators in majority of classes
  • Additional kit includes 25ft jib, Steadicam and 60ft of Dolly & Track
  • Editing suites

The Bognor Regis campus is seven miles from the Bishop Otter campus and is connected by frequent buses. Our students therefore have access to both an historic cathedral city and an iconic south-coast seaside resort.

The Learning Resource at both campuses is the hub of the learning environment. 

It has two upper floors of library resources, with a comprehensive theatre and film collection, one for silent study and one for quiet study, both of which have recently been refurbished.

On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Hub, Otter Gallery, Costa Coffee and a variety of IT resources.

Where this can take you

You will have the opportunity of developing a broad range of skills to enhance employability in a range of areas beyond university.

As performers, graduates may work in:

  • Commercial Film Production
  • Independent Film Production
  • Commercial Television
  • Music Video
  • Voice Over
  • Corporate Media
  • Games Industry
  • Website Video Production

Postgraduate Pathways

Academic progression is high, with students going on to further study for an MA in some of the most prestigious conservatoires in the country. Alumni receive a 15% discount on postgraduate courses at Chichester.

Work placements

We understand the importance of ensuring that you have the knowledge, skills and experience to compete successfully in today’s challenging jobs market. 

Our commitment is to make sure that students complete the necessary preparation to be able to successfully compete in all the screen acting related industries.

Indicative modules

The modules you take may vary

Year One

  • Screen Acting Skills 1 (acting and camera technique)
  • Introduction to Film Industry
  • Iconoclasts to Icons (key figures and movements in screen acting history)
  • Spotlight Skills 1 (all students take Introduction to Film Making and then choose one additional skill from a set of options such as Streetfighting, Acting Through Song, Period and Social Dance and Horse Riding (with prior proficiency)).

Year Two

  • Screen Acting Skills 2
  • Spotlight Skills 2 (one free choice strand chosen from the skills above, and one compulsory strand – Accents)
  • Film Story (genres and storytelling)
  • Through the Lens (examining great screen performances)

Year Three

  • Screen Acting Skills 3
  • Spotlight Short Film (personal short film project)
  • Optional modules: The Four Hander Project, or Classics on Film and Film Combat

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

Teaching and assessment

The mission is to provide the student with skills that will enable them to navigate the complexities of the film and television industries through the offer of a professional standard of training within a well-structured and ambitious timetable with considerable contact time with tutors.

You will be taught by a core team of experienced and highly-qualified tutors together with a wide-ranging team of acting, lighting, sound, screenwriting and production tutors drawn from a core of more than 200 specialist staff.


  • Essays/portfolios
  • Examinations
  • Filmed performances and practical work
  • Project work
  • Presentations
  • Seminar discussions

Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 


Candidates will be required to demonstrate their ability in acting in a performance audition. Applicants to the Music or Musical Theatre joint routes will be required to also demonstrate their abilities in dance and/or singing. Applicants with high levels of performance skills may be considered for a lower academic offer. If we feel you are more suited to another course, we may suggest an alternative programme.


I can’t log in to ChiView. What do I do?

If you have never logged in to ChiView before you need to create your account. Go to and then click ‘New User/ Forgotten Password’. You will need to input your applicant number (be careful, this is not your enquirer number or UCAS number), your surname, and your birth date in the format DD/MM/YYYY including the slashes. ChiView will then send you a temporary password. Please check your junk folder as this email often gets filtered into there.

Will there soon be more dates available on ChiView?

Typically auditions and interviews run from December – March, although each subject can vary. Usually only two or three dates will be available to book on ChiView at a time, but as the first batch of dates close the page will refresh with new options. If you cannot see a date which suits you, the best course of action is usually to wait until the page refreshes. Dates are released two to three weeks in advance.

When/ how will I find out if I have been invited to attend?

You will receive an email either way. If you have been invited to attend an interview or audition your email will guide you to log on to your ChiView portal, find ‘My application’, and then click ‘Respond to interview invitation’. Here you will find the first batch of dates to choose from.

Where do I find documents relating to the interview/audition?

Once you have booked an audition or interview you will only then have access to the relevant documents. On your ChiView portal find ‘Events schedule’ and then click ‘View details’. Here you will be able to view, download, or print the documents which will tell you how to prepare and what to expect on the day.

I can't see the 'View details' button next to my interview/ audition details on ChiView, so can't access the relevant documents.

Sometimes if you are viewing your ChiView portal on a phone, the dimensions might not allow you to see all elements. Please try again on another devise.

You may need to clear your browser history. Advice about how to do this can be found here:

If you are still unable to see the ‘View details’ button, please check that you have successfully booked your audition/interview by clicking ‘respond to interview invitation’.

If all else fails, you are welcome to email Please have your applicant number ready. The Admissions team will be able to check whether your audition/ interview is booked and email you relevant documents.

How do I change my interview/audition date?

If you have booked an interview or audition and now you are unable to attend please visit your ChiView portal, find ‘Event schedule’, and then click ‘Cancel attendance’. You will need to inform the admissions team via so that we can issue you a new invitation.

Can I park on-site, and are there disabled parking available on both campuses?

Yes, you can park on-site if you buy a pay-and-display ticket. It is worth noting that demand for car park spaces exceeds the spaces available, particularly during term time. For this reason, parking controls and restrictions are implemented to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the University, equity of access and fairness.

There are clearly marked disabled parking bays available at both the Bognor and Chichester campuses. More information about travel can be found here:


Joint Routes

Acting for Film is offered as a joint route, 50/50 split, with musical theatre and with music performance. For more information please visit the relevant course page or see the joint route brochure.

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