Certificate On Campus

Acting and Creating Theatre (Stage 2)

Arts University Bournemouth

2 months
319 GBP/full
319 GBP/full
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This advanced Acting and Creating Theatre (Stage 2) course from Arts University Bournemouth has been designed to challenge students who already possess some experience in acting and performance or may have already completed our ‘Acting for Beginners and Improvers’ short course.


Whether you want to advance your acting skills to tackle a Shakespearian text or take your skills to new levels, this ten-week focussed and practical-based programme will provide you with the applied skills to approach either or both of these.

The programme

You will explore various ways to develop an idea, from improvisation, writing techniques and physical theatre. All staying true to the techniques you shall be taught to help dissolve habitual defences to become free, instinctual and a playful actor with the aim of being able to be completely ‘in the moment’ when you perform.

You will explore and examine ways to dissect, understand and play it, whilst being reminded of key approaches to acting and how to apply the techniques. You will then go on to look at different approaches to creating your own work. Starting with a theme, idea or character – exploring different mediums and developing it into the most fitting – be it a comedy sketch show, immersive theatre piece, radio play or musical.

As the course progresses you will continue to develop your own work to present or focus on advancing your acting skills further to perform a Shakespeare monologue or scene.

Throughout the Acting and Creating Theatre (Stage 2) course from Arts University Bournemouth , you will be given advice on how to take your work further to outside audiences and explore the variety of different avenues you can go down.

The course aims to:

  • Provide you with varied practical skills to be able to create your own work
  • Enable you to confidently tackle a Shakespearean text
  • Enhance your perspective of how to go about developing your own work and the different routes to sharing it with an audience
  • Develop confidence, empathy and understanding of human behaviour

Programme Structure

Courses Overview
  • You will be pushed to explore your full potential as a performer and creative
  • You will be guided through and taught exercises to create your own material to develop
  • You will learn how the industry works from acting to casting to scriptwriting to directing and producing and why it’s called show business
  • After refreshing your knowledge on the fundamentals and learning some contemporary approaches to acting you will put the skills you’ve learned into practice in a fun, supportive environment
  • Alongside refreshing yourself with the fundamentals, you will explore new approaches to acting and creating your own work and have the choice to either develop that or continue to develop your skills in performing Shakespeare

Emphasis is placed on finding, developing and building confidence in your own voice as a performer or creative

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Places on our Short Courses are limited so we advise that you enrol as soon as possible to secure a place. 




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have at least completed the Acting for Beginners and Improvers course and/or had some acting/performance experience.
  • Please ensure that you wear comfortable, practical clothing and footwear.
  • There are no academic requirements. This course focuses far more on creativity than academia. (You won’t be judged or marked!) However, the course is perhaps not best suited for anyone with only a basic level of the English language.
  • Our 10-week courses are open to all creative enthusiasts aged 16+ and there is no upper age limit. We attract students, creative professionals and freelancers of all ages, with a variety of interests and experience. Our courses benefit from including a wide diversity of people who can learn and collaborate together.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    319 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 319 GBP for the full programme during 2 months.
  • National

    319 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 319 GBP for the full programme during 2 months.

Living costs for Bournemouth

700 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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