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Acting degrees abroad

A degree in acting will prepare you for a future as an actor on screen, stage or any other media. It’s the ideal choice for students with a passion for performing, and many acting programs cover other performing arts like singing and dancing.

The approaches to acting and theater are different all over the world, so choosing to study abroad is a great way to gain a new perspective on the subject. There are hundreds of universities, colleges and drama schools that offer acting programs available all over the world.

Studying acting abroad is also a great way to broaden your personal horizons by experiencing a new culture, improving your language skills and making friends from all over the world.

Acting program structure

You can study for a degree in acting at bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate levels. At undergraduate level you can study for a BA in acting, or in some countries including the US and Canada you can study a BFA (bachelor of fine arts).

Most undergraduate degrees take up to four years to complete, and a master’s will be studied over one or two years. If you want to study a research or teaching-led doctorate in acting, this can take up to five years to complete depending on the program you choose.

The content and structure of each acting program will vary based on the university and country you study in. Some acting degrees incorporate other elements of drama or theater production, so it’s important you check the program curriculum before you apply.

Acting programs are usually taught using a combination of teacher-led classes, practical workshops and some lectures. You’ll often get the opportunity to make important industry connections and perform in front of agents and casting professionals.

Assessments take place through examinations, both written and practical, coursework and written reports. Many programs include a final year performance or showcase that will be assessed.

Modules and subject areas you might find on an acting program include:

  • Acting theory
  • Movement
  • Improvisation
  • Voice and vocal production
  • Music and singing
  • Rehearsal skills
  • Stage combat
  • Theater history
  • Showcase

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Acting study abroad programs

Acting undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in acting

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    Acting - BFA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    41,814 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 41,814 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    Acting - BA (Hons) Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,844 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,450 GBP

    Start date
    January
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    Acting - BFA University of Connecticut, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    37,698 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,698 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Acting - BFA California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,404 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,404 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Acting - BFA University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,800 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
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Associate in acting

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    Acting for Film - AFA New York Film Academy, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    37,226 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,226 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
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    Drama: Acting - AA Los Medanos College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,304 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,304 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Diploma in acting

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    Acting and Theatre - UGDip Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,459 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,609 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Acting for Film and Television - UGDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,552 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,412 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Acting for Film, TV and Theatre - Dip Toronto Film School, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    27,622 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 36,850 CAD

    Start date
    July, October, January, April
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Acting graduate programs

Master's in acting

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    Acting - MFA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,680 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,680 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Actors Studio Drama School: Acting, Directing and Playwriting - MFA Pace University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    44,714 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,714 USD

    Start date
    May, September, January
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    Acting for Film - MFA New York Film Academy, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    35,582 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,582 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
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    Theatre Arts/Acting/Directing - MFA Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    44,100 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,100 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Theatre Arts: Acting - MFA California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,620 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,620 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Future acting careers

The dream and ambition of many acting students is to become a professional actor on stage or screen. However, that is not the only career path available - some of the most popular roles for acting graduates include:

  • Stage actor
  • Screen actor
  • Musical theater performer
  • Acting coach/teacher
  • Drama therapist
  • Theater director
  • Arts administrator

There are many other jobs you could pursue after you have completed your acting degree, both inside and outside of the performing arts area.

Many programs are designed to help you get work as an actor by helping you connect with useful contacts, preparing you for auditions and helping you build a professional showreel.