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Bachelor of Arts (Acting)

The BA Acting programme is a four-year, full-time actor training programme designed to prepare you for a successful career in professional Acting and Performance.

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Bachelor of Arts (Acting)

The BA Acting programme is a four-year, full-time actor training programme designed to prepare you for a successful career in professional Acting and Performance.

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Programme Overview

The BA Acting programme is dedicated to producing credible, professional actors who are at the forefront of the region’s theatre revolution, while establishing themselves as international contenders for a global, performing arts career. Bringing together an intense, imaginative and collaborative learning environment, students are exposed to a variety of industry-leading training techniques, genres and styles.

The average day comprises of skills-based morning sessions, which include dance, singing, voice and acting. Here the focus is on improving technique and technical skills. The afternoon sessions focus on project work, which affords students the opportunity to put into practice the skills and techniques learnt throughout the morning sessions.

The four-year, full-time Acting degree is designed to inspire, challenge and expand performers’ skills and techniques. The programme offers students the opportunity to explore and rediscover the world of performing arts through interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary teaching and learning.

Situated within the ‘Cultural Capital of the Arab World’, Sharjah Performing Arts Academy is at the epicentre of inspiration, creativity and innovation. SPAA’s BA Acting programme positions its graduates as the leaders, forward thinkers and change makers of the performing arts world.

Start Date

Sept. 2021

Contact Hours

30 hours per week

Programme Fees

AED 60,000 per year:

  • AED 5,000 (deposit upon accepting your place here at SPAA)
  • AED 30,000 (due by the first day of each academic year)
  • AED 25,000 (due by the start of February each academic year)

Scholarships

Eligible full-time, undergraduate students may apply for a SPAA scholarship upon acceptance into their chosen discipline.

Programme Length

4 years full-time

Programme Leader Acting

Christopher also holds a Masters degree in Teaching Shakespeare from the Royal Shakespeare Company and the University of Warwick. He is currently p...

What students say

Salma
Salma

I am so proud to have realised my dream. It was my dream to be here. It was my dream because SPAA has the highest education level, and when I came here I discovered it was more than I expected.