BA (Hons) Acting

Applications open for 2022 Entry

Course Overview

Fourth Monkey’s pioneering BA (Hons) Acting accelerated degree is intensive, contemporary professional training which aims to create employable, industry-ready creatives in two years, ahead of their contemporaries and providing more contact hours than traditional three-year programmes.

BA (Hons) Acting students work in repertory alongside established industry professionals to become imaginative, bold and connected actors. Our students’ unique creative voice as theatre makers will also evolve throughout the course as they explore world-renowned interdisciplinary theatrical practices to produce original creative theatre.

Key Information

Course Delivery: Two Years (Full-time) Accelerated
Location: The Monkey House, London

Tuition Fees: £11,100/year
Funding: Qualifies for student loans towards tuition fees

Training Provider: Fourth Monkey
Qualification: Bachelor of Arts
Awarding Partner: Falmouth University

Entry Requirements

Fourth Monkey commit to meeting everyone who applies to train with us at audition. Information about Fourth Monkey Application, Audition & Offer requirements and processes can be found on our Auditions Page.

Admission onto the BA (Hons) Acting Accelerated Degree is by Audition.

  • Applicants must be aged 18 years or over at the start of the course.
  • Previous formal academic qualifications are not essential.
  • Applicants are assessed at audition solely on merit.

Upon completion of a successful audition, to accept any offer to study made by Fourth Monkey, you must register and satisfactorily adhere to the Admissions Policy of our Awarding Partner, Falmouth University prior to the completion of enrolment for the course.

If you have any questions regarding Entry Requirements, please do get in touch with our friendly Admissions Team.

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About the Course

Providing actors-in-training with the skills, knowledge and rigours required for work within the modern creative industries, students on the BA (Hons) Acting Accelerated Degree work as professionals from day one and are encouraged to approach classes and performance projects playfully and professionally. Throughout the two-years’ training, BA (Hons) Acting students will be introduced to and explore a wide variety of classical, contemporary, and international disciplines and practices, and will be encouraged to take risks, be open and curious as they discover everything their professional acting journey has to offer.

Our accelerated training approach allows students to engage intensively and holistically with their training while they work in a collaborative ensemble environment, developing their skills through a range of diverse skills-based classes and performance projects, including an industry-facing Graduate Showcase, under the guidance of experienced directors, practitioners, and professional creatives.

Students will be given numerous opportunities to bring together the performance, movement and voice skills learned in the studio throughout their two-years training, so that they graduate as industry-ready professionals who are adaptable and knowledgeable, and capable of building a sustainable career as an actor and theatre maker.

Core Modules

Classical Text, Meisner, Acting for Camera, Uta Hagen, Professional Preparation & Industry Facing Performance Seasons

Short Film Project, Voice Reel, Showreel & Devised Ensemble Project

Physical Theatre, Butoh, Corporeal Mime, Lecoq & Stage Combat

Contextual Studies, Musicality, Producing & Theatre Making, Experimental Performance Project

Course Delivery

Fundamental to this training is the holistic, embodied and experiential nature of the learning, using Fourth Monkey’s unique vocational thematic structure of ACT. MAKE. MOVE. COLLABORATE to encourage the identification of patterns and connections between theatrical practices and develop unique and brave creative approach as actor and theatre maker.

Within each module, students engage with a range of classes, workshops, seminars, rehearsals and performances that reflect the diversity of established theories and practices experienced in professional theatre which underpin contemporary acting, performance and theatre making.

Unlike other accredited courses, Fourth Monkey students experience their first public performance at the end of the first year, and the Devised Ensemble Project is created and delivered in collaboration with a practicing professional company.


The Fourth Monkey ethos is world class. It was clear it was important for me to be myself.

Lucy, 2020 Alumni

The ethos of this course is to afford opportunity for everyone to explore a breadth of approaches, processes and techniques to encourage development of their own expressive and interpretive skills as an actor with depth and professional integrity.

Throughout the cumulative structured delivery of the professional training, students are expected to work with increased brevity, resilience and independence as the core areas of training continue alongside our innovative repertory company approach; working with established industry directors, practitioners and creatives in the development of your individual practice.

Focusing on the establishment of sustainable careers within the industry, there is a strong emphasis on the students’ future career within the training, with the core objective being to form lasting professional journeys where our actors and theatre makers are employable by design, collaborative by nature and able to self-generate work and create opportunities for themselves in a challenging and ever-evolving industry.

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Industry-ready Actors

Fourth Monkey’s training has always been focused on equipping students with the skills and knowledge necessary to establish a sustainable career in the arts, create original work alongside traditional performance routes into the industry and the majority of our alumni have successfully gained agent representation upon finishing their training with us.

An ever-increasing number of Fourth Monkey alumni are empowered to use the theatre making skills gained during their training to form fledging theatre companies with their classmates, going on to create and produce their own projects both here in the U.K. and internationally. Our Alumni also regularly collaborate with established, internationally renowned companies such as Punchdrunk, Frantic Assembly, Theatre Re, Les Enfants Terribles and Action to the Word.


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