Drama and Acting

Welcome

Bristol is rich in theatre, music and live performance. Our long-established partnerships and connections within this vibrant sector mean we can deliver drama and acting courses at inspirational venues, placing you centre stage in the creative heart of the city. 

Department talk

Here is a video overview of the School of Creative and Cultural Industries.

"The teaching on the course is amazing. All of the teachers are very supportive and I found that if you just go and ask them the questions, they are always happy to help."

Jacob, BA(Hons) Drama

Drama and Acting courses

Find out more about our courses below. All information is correct as of 19 November 2020. 

BA(Hons) Drama

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BA(Hons) Drama is perfect for those who love theatre making and appreciate a challenge. Working within our supportive theatre community, you’ll share ideas, work on productions and develop your talent on a path of discovery through every facet of theatre. We’ll help you form your own theatre company and play your part in Bristol’s vibrant culture. Specialist masterclasses will give you the chance to develop specific skills, and you’ll showcase your work at the New Performance Festival and our Creative Industries Degree Show. You’ll be based at City Campus, a creative powerhouse that spans Bristol and is made up of Bower Ashton, Spike Island, Arnolfini and Watershed.

BA(Hons) Drama and Acting

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BA(Hons) Drama and Acting is for those who love performing live and appreciate a challenge. Based within City Campus – a creative powerhouse that spans Bristol and is made up of Bower Ashton, Spike Island, Arnolfini and Watershed – you’ll work on many productions and develop your individual talent as an actor. We’ll support you to form your own theatre company and play your part in Bristol’s vibrant culture. Specialist masterclasses will help develop specific skills, and you’ll showcase your work at our New Performance Festival and the Creative Industries Degree Show.

Digital Showcase 2020

2020 has been a year of abrupt and unprecedented global change. We are proud of the ways our students responded in these extraordinary times.

Showcase 2020 - emerging talent in extraordinary times

We developed our online showcase with Rhombus Studio, a local company founded by UWE Bristol alumni from Graphic Design. Whilst no substitute for our annual Degree Show, the showcase features the work of hundreds of our graduating students from 25 of UWE Bristol’s creative courses across art, design, animation, fashion, media, performance, photography and filmmaking.

Digital Showcase 2020

Drama and Acting facilities

Immerse yourself in our Drama facilities by viewing our 360° images below. Move between different rooms and spaces by using the arrows or menu bar on the top left, and use the controls or your cursor to explore the images. You can also expand to full screen using the icon on the bottom left of the images.