Course Comparison

BA (Hons) Drama with Foundation BA (Hons) Acting with Foundation
Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons) Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons)
4 years 4 years
Assessment breakdown
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Course type
Full-time Full-time
(+ optional placement) (+ optional placement)
Plymouth Plymouth
School of Art, Design and Architecture School of Art, Design and Architecture
Entry requirements
A level
A minimum of 2 A levels, General Studies accepted
International Baccalaureate
26 points. If overseas and not studying English within IB, must have IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 in all other elements. As a standard, all applicants are required to interview before an offer is made.
18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.
All access courses
Pass a named Access to Higher Education Diploma (preferably performing arts, humanities or combined), with at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction. 
T levels
Pass in any subject.
Mathematics and English Language grade C.
Equivalent qualifications may be considered, please contact
We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.  
We do not ask for audition material to be provided for our BA (Hons) Drama course. If you have been invited to attend interview you will need to select a suitable time using the booking link sent to you.
The interview process focuses on whom you are and what you hope to gain from studying drama at Plymouth.
Interviews will be conducted by a member of our staff, and will last approx. 30 minutes. We are interested in hearing about:
  • Your interests.
  • What excites you most about theatre.
  • What you hope to learn and experience while at Plymouth.
  • Where you envision yourself after graduation.
We require an IELTS of 6.0. overall with at least 5.5 in all components (reading, speaking, listening and writing).T levels: Pass in any subject.
We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary. 
All applicants will be asked to submit a video recording of two contrasting monologues. We’re not just looking for talent, we also want to see: 
  • a serious, ongoing commitment to an acting career in the professional theatre
  • trainable vocal, physical and imaginative/emotional skills
  • potential that you'll benefit from the study in acting offered at Plymouth
  • an ability to understand, interpret and embody a dramatic text
  • a sense of language and rhythm, and the potential for identification with the thought process of a dramatic text
  • the ability to portray and inhabit an imagined or fictional situation
Further details:
No props or scripts to be used at the audition.