Our courses

BA (Hons) Acting & Performance

This challenging course gives you the chance to hone your professional skills, gain broad theoretical knowledge and build an extensive performance portfolio.

You’ll explore a whole host of themes, from performance techniques through to body and voice skills and approaches to stage and screen acting, benefiting from the broad knowledge and expertise of our course team. On the practical side you’ll have the opportunity to gain vast experience on various recorded and live performance projects – helping you develop your acting, movement and directing skills in a supportive environment. Alongside your creative practice, you’ll build essential skills such as audition and interview techniques.

Drawing on our industry links, you’ll have the chance to get involved in live briefs and work/audition opportunities with professional theatres. There is also the chance to work on student and professionally directed film projects to develop your screen acting skills and produce a varied showreel.

With an equal balance between screen and stage, you’ll have access to the University’s broad range of specialist equipment and accessories.


BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

This course allows you to combine practical training in singing, dancing and acting with the academic study of musical theatre performance and production, equipping you to become a well-rounded musical theatre performer.

You’ll also have the chance to develop your skills in related areas such as directing, education and wellbeing, and take part in extended dance, vocal or instrumental training. We’ll support you to develop your professional talents by focusing on your audition and interview techniques, vocal skills and CV writing.

Our course team has a broad range of international and national industry experience, but you’ll also hear from external guest speakers such as actors, directors, singing coaches and theatre reps who share their unique insights. There are opportunities to work with local professional theatres giving you industry feedback on your work and building your professional contacts.


Performance Foundation

This performance foundation year provides students with the opportunity to undertake a Level 3 programme of study whilst fully integrating into a wider HE environment. Studying this foundation year could be an opportunity to expand and develop your previous experience in performing arts and help clarify the route you wish to take into this exciting and creative industry. You will study units in dance, voice, movement and acting.

We will help you develop the key academic skills required to be a successful learner including academic writing skills, research, teamwork and communication, alongside practical experience in specialist areas to assist you in developing a broad knowledge and basic experience in a range of performance subject areas preparing you for degree level study.

Your tutors come from a variety of national and international industry backgrounds providing well-informed, real world examples related to the subjects being taught.  You will be immersed in a balanced and stimulating programme of study with an assessed ratio of 60/40 practical/theoretical to ensure you get plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and preferences.

Solent University offers an exciting and enriching environment with plenty of face-to-face support from your tutors and Student Services and 24 hour access to our virtual learning platform.