Acting

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.

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.

Courses

Find out about our range of courses, including Stage Management and Applied Theatre (Community and Education).

Our courses

Auditions and interviews

If your application is successful, you will be invited to an audition, an interview or both, depending on the course you've applied for.

Audition process

Why study here

Our well-equipped studios are hives of activity, buzzing with the creativity and hard work of students committed to developing into professionals in the performance industry.

Why study here

About us

Ruskin Hall and leafy, historic Bournville is a fantastic place to study. Birmingham City University vlogger Jess made this video to highlight some landmarks, and to show how accessible the area is by bus or train.

Blog

Check out our blog, online home for our community of musicians, actors, applied theatre performers and stage managers.

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Facilities

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s £57 million teaching and performance facility offers unrivalled opportunities for our students.

Our facilities

Round-up

Find out what's been going on within the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire this month.

Round-up

Our graduates

Take a look at our Acting graduates across the years, including links to their spotlight pages and some graduate stories.

Our graduates

Our staff

Our staff are from the performance industry and have all enjoyed a successful professional career, with many of them still active artists and practitioners.

Our staff

Acting productions

Take a look at some of the previous productions our students at the Birmingham School of Acting have been involved in.

Acting productions

Drama school journey

Training to be an actor is a journey of self-discovery, with many highs and lows along the way. Hear advice from our students as they come to the end of their degrees.

Drama school journey

Monologues

On the stage, monologues can be everything: funny, poignant, dark, manic. But they should always be memorable. Here are some things to think about.

How to perform a monologue

Find us

The School of Acting relocated from its previous home at Millennium Point in January 2022, when staff and students moved to Ruskin Hall, Bournville.

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ConservatoireOpen Days

Join us on campus at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on 1 December 2022 for an insight into life as a Conservatoire student.

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Accommodation

Find your home from home at BCU. We offer eight halls of residence options, ranging from on-campus to inner-city living. You can take a virtual tour of each accommodation option to find the one for you.

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Admissions

Read our admission FAQs to get your application questions answered. If your question isn’t covered, we have all the details of how to get in touch.

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Student Support

From disability and mental health support to CV and job interview training, BCU ensures you have all you need during your time here – and beyond – to succeed and flourish in your studies and career.

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Social Media

Follow our social media channels and discover more about life at BCU, including what the University and city will offer you if you study here.

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Coronavirus

For information and updates in relation to coronavirus, including details on how we are supporting our applicants, please see our dedicated webpages.

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