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Formerly known as Birmingham School of Acting, we became part of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2017. With roots as a drama school going back to 1936, we retain the professional outlook and commitment to contemporary training that has seen our drama provision consistently rated amongst the best in the UK (currently ranked as number seven in the Guardian League Table 2020). We also train the associated disciplines of Stage Management and Applied Theatre, which provides the perfect learning environment to launch your career as a performance industry professional.

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Become the artist you want to be

If you want to be an actor, a stage manager, an applied performances specialist  - a creative, versatile, skilled artist - an accredited institution as Birmingham School of Acting (BSA) is the right choice for you.

To be successful and get the best from your education, you have to make sure the course you are choosing is professional, intensive and work-orientated, which is exactly what you get at BSA. 

Birmingham, minutes away from Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, is home for Birmingham School of Acting - one of the 18 acting schools accredited by the Drama UK and listed among the first top universities in The Guardian's university guide for dance and drama. 

Watch our students share their experience at Birmingham School of Acting  and witness the most challenging and enthralling moments of their life: 


After you graduate 

We understand the importance of being work savvy and having access to various opportunities while you are a student here and after you get your degree. This is why at BSA our students have a wide range of chances to pursue the career they want after they graduate and. Some of the most outstanding graduates of BSA are Catherine Tyldesley, Nicholas Gledhill, Jimi Mistry, Rachel Bright. Also, if you're in town you can come and see by yourself the amazing theatre productions performed by Birmingham School of Acting's students. Check our upcoming performances.

 We will mould your talents and knowledge into a skilled actor with a quality level of versatility, imagination, creativity and individuality.