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Undergraduate study

Acting Cert HE

You develop techniques in physical theatre, singing, acting techniques, voice (radio), acting for camera, contextual studies and devising as well as being part of the SRCActingRep, a unique collaboration across the course where you perform in a One Act play festival and a full length production at the end of the year as part of the HEFest.


W412 CertHE/Act


Course overview

You also learn in local theatres including the ARC in Stockton, the Forum in Billingham and Middlesbrough Town Hall.

This is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Stockton Riverside College (campus code 3, call 01642 865400).

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Course details

Course structure

Year 1 core modules

Acting in Context

Investigate the historical, social, political, cultural and economic development of acting. Develop your understanding of the historical developments of acting and share this with your peers through discussion, debate and presentation. You also begin to equip yourself with an understanding of self-reflection.

Acting Techniques and Performance

Apply appropriate acting techniques to a live production and reflect on your development throughout. You develop a wide range of skills including communication, organisation and practical skills such as flair, professionalism and application of technique.


Develop a practical understanding of the core principles of physical theatre as a combination of bodily and textual communication. You gain key knowledge of training practices, explore the application of physical techniques and stylistic skills and are introduced to concepts of staging and choreography within physical theatre performance.

Singing Techniques, Vocal Anatomy and Performance

Explore and develop your understanding of the ever-changing landscape of singing techniques, vocal anatomy and performance.

Work Ready Experience

Apply the knowledge and skills you have gained across all modules to two live briefs. You work in performance teams and take on the responsibilities of one of the roles studied to support the creation of a live piece of theatre – directed by the tutor, as part of the SRCRep. There are two performances across the academic year where you are responsible for the performance of the shows, including a full-length play.


Modules offered may vary.


How you learn

How you are assessed

Our Disability Services team provide an inclusive and empowering learning environment and have specialist staff to support disabled students access any additional tailored resources needed. If you have a specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism, sensory impairment, chronic health condition or any other disability please contact a Disability Services as early as possible.
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

96-112 points and audition

For general information please see our overview of entry requirements

You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Career opportunities

You can progress on to the second year of our FdA Acting.



Entry to 2023/24 academic year

Fee for UK applicants
£6,150 a year

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What is included in your tuition fee?

  • Length: 1 year
  • UCAS code: W412 CertHE/Act
  • Start date: September
  • Semester dates
  • Typical offer: 40-48 points and audition

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