CertHE — 2025 entry Foundation Acting

On the Foundation Acting (CertHE) at Guildford School of Acting (GSA), you will gain insights into drama school training and support with your applications, personal statements and auditions, giving you an edge in the highly competitive drama school selection process. You will learn audition techniques and develop skills in acting, improvisation and voice work, complete with a public production to showcase your skills.

Key course information

Typical offer
Start date
September 2025
Full time
1 year
Overseas fees
To be confirmed
UCAS code
Stag Hill
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Why choose
this course?

  • Our Foundation Acting (CertHE) programme aims to nurture and develop skills and techniques for those who aspire to train within either a conservatoire or higher education environment, in pursuit of a career within the creative industries.
  • Many of our CertHE students go on to study further undergraduate programmes with the Guildford School of Acting (GSA), the University of Surrey, and other higher education institutions. It is a great stepping stone to reaching your professional goal.
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3rd in the UK

For drama, dance and cinematics in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 

5th in the UK

For drama and dance in the Guardian University Guide 2024 

10th in the UK

For drama, dance and cinematic in the Complete University Guide 2025

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