BA (Hons) Acting for Screen


Course Overview

Acting and performing in the screen industries these days requires a wide range of skills and understanding. We believe that in order to succeed as an actor in the screen industries – whether you want to act in high end drama, present on tv, or perform on social media – you need to understand the basics of film and content production as well as screen acting.

On the BA (Hons) Acting for Screen* programme at MetFilm School Leeds, we will equip you with the understanding, knowledge and skills to become a screen actor, performer and presenter – from working with character, subtext and script to specialist acting skills fit for the modern world. You will learn how to prepare for castings and auditions, and how to become the commensurate professional. And in parallel, you will learn and practice aspects of production such as story, directing actors, shooting a scene, and editing in parallel with screen acting.

Please note: full course information will be published soon.

  • UCAS Tariff: 96 points
  • A-Level: CCC
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: MMM
  • GCSE Match & English: A, B, C

UK applicants need to apply through UCAS using codes:

  • Course code: W4P3
  • Institution code: M73
  • Campus name: Met Film School - Leeds (Campus Code is W)

A UCAS application requires applicants to complete a simple online form where they will have to supply the following information:

  • Personal details
  • Details of the ScreenSpace degree programme applied for
  • Education and employment history
  • A personal statement
  • A reference, and contact details for your reference

Once you submit your application, a member of the Admissions team will be in touch to arrange a brief interview. This can be done in person at Ealing Film Studios, where we are based, or over the phone. Applicants will be assessed on their background, creative experience and passion for studying at ScreenSpace. Applicants are encouraged to research ScreenSpace and MetFilm School prior to applying. If you are accepted at ScreenSpace, you will be given an offer via UCAS. It is then your responsibility to accept this offer at your preferred institution.

International Students

International students who require a VISA to study in the UK are unfortunately not eligible to apply for ScreenSpace courses.

However, MetFilm School courses are open to all students who meet the relevant language and admissions requirements; please do get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you on your application.

Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, or if your previous education was not conducted fully in English, you will need to provide documented evidence of your English language competence to study a course with us.

ScreenSpace accepts the qualifications listed below as evidence of English language ability from students from the European Union. However, we request that students submit an IELTS score of 5.5 overall as preference. In addition, we will take into account studies previously undertaken in English, for example at IB, Foundation or undergraduate level. Please contact if in doubt.

The qualifications listed here are all considered, as well as each application on its own merit.

  • Cambridge PET
  • Cambridge FCE
  • Cambridge Advanced / Proficiency / Business Higher / Legal / Financial
  • ESOL Skills for Life Levels 1 & 2
  • BULATS Online (certificated version)
  • TOEFL IBT Test
  • PTE Academic
  • Trinity Level 1
  • Integrated Skills in English
  • French Baccalaureate
  • German Abitur
  • Lithuanian Brandos Atestatas
  • Norwegian Vitnemal
  • Polish Extended Matura

18 May 2021

UCAS Undergraduate application opens for 2022 entry.

7 September 2021

Applicants can pay and send their applications to UCAS, and unis and colleges can start making decisions on applications.

26 January 2022

Applications for the majority of undergraduate courses should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time) on the equal consideration date (check course details in our search tool for the correct deadline). The reference needs to be completed before the application can be sent to us.

25 February 2022

Extra starts for eligible applicants.

30 June 2022

If an application is sent to us by 18:00 (UK time) on this day, we’ll send it to the chosen universities or colleges. Applications received after this date will automatically be entered into Clearing.

5th July Onwards – Clearing

We occasionally have a few places available during Clearing due to student withdrawals. It is always worth getting in touch with our admissions team to find out more.

Full-Time Undergraduate UK Students

For UK students, the total course fee is £27,750, which is £9,250 per year. Students who will be starting a course at ScreenSpace are able to apply for a full student loan to cover this cost of their fees. If your course runs for two years or more, you will need to pay the fee for each academic year at the start of that year.

UK students may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to cover the costs of study. For more information about student finance, read the Student Finance guide and the guide to how and when to apply.

For more information about student finance, visit Student Finance.

EU/EEA Student Finance from 1 January 2021

If you’re starting a course on or after 1 January 2021, you must have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme to get student finance.

If you are an EU/EEA student with Settlement Status you will pay UK fees.

Irish citizens do not need to apply for a visa or to the EU Settlement Scheme.

Settlement Status

The UK Government’s EU Settlement Scheme allows EU citizens to continue to study, work and live in the UK post-Brexit.  Following the EU Referendum EU citizens; citizens of Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland (non-EU EEA citizens) and Swiss citizens can apply for ScreenSpace courses if they have EU Settlement Status.

From 1 January 2021 any EU/EEA/Swiss citizen not eligible for the EU Settlement Scheme will require a student visa to enter the UK. As a student, this means to enter the UK on or after 1 January 2021, you must apply for a Student Visa. More information visit Studying in the UK: guidance for EU students.

If you are an EU/EEA student and you do not have Settlement Status you will pay International fees.

International student funding and support

Unfortunately, no funding, bursaries or scholarships are available for international students.

Students must provide:

  • A camera or smartphone capable of recording 1080p at 25fps
  • A laptop computer (PC or Mac) to a minimum spec to allow Adobe Creative Suite to run optimally
  • An Adobe Creative Suite license

 For a full list of kit requirements and specs, click here.

ScreenSpace Students