BA (Hons) Acting – audition guidance

Please note all applicant interviews/auditions will now take place by Skype or Zoom. If you have already booked an interview or audition with us, please be assured we will be in contact to offer an alternative arrangement. Our Admissions Team is here to support you and answer any questions you may have. You can give us a call on +44 (0)1752 585858 or drop us an email at admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Digital auditions are individual, real-time online auditions in which you will work one-on-one with a member of our teaching staff. 

All applicants will be asked to perform two, short contrasting theatre monologues of your choice.

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
  • an ability to participate actively in group or ensemble situations
  • a readiness to take risks in creative work, and an open, receptive and enquiring mind
  • enthusiasm and readiness for hard, rigorous work requiring sustained concentration
  • 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
  • physical, vocal and imaginative/emotional skills with significant theatrical potential.

Further details:

  • No props or scripts to be used at the audition.


Call-back auditions

In some cases you may be asked to attend a call-back audition. This may be in situations where we need to see more from applicants before being able to make a decision.

At your call-back you may be asked to workshop the two monologues that you performed for your first audition and you may also be asked to perform a sight reading of a new text. You will also be asked to perform a new piece of text which will be sent to you in the event of a call-back audition being requested.