Our acting, screenwriting and film courses develop your critical and practical skills in tandem, preparing you for careers in writing, performing, production and journalism. As well as traditional lectures, you'll learn through workshops, seminars, screenings and field trips.

You'll also benefit from the Department of Humanities' specialist film and performance facilities. Film courses use theatres with 4K digital projection and 35mm film projectors, and give students access to an extensive film library, as well as the BFI's SIFT database. Performance courses use the Performance Lab, a fully equipped theatre space, and Steelworks, a state-of-the-art recording studio.

We also offer masters-level courses in filmmaking and performance practice, and opportunities for doctoral research at the Humanities Research Centre. And whatever level you study at, you'll join a city-wide community of like-minded practitioners and enthusiasts, including student societies dedicated to film, theatre and comedy.

BA (Hons) Acting & Performance

Create your own performances for stage, screen and audio media — studying in a range of professional, community and training spaces.


BA (HonS) Screenwriting & Film

Develop the creative skills and knowledge of film you need to write screenplays that get industry attention.


PHD Stage & Screen

A period of intensive, supervised study where you will critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic and make an original contribution to knowledge.

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BA (Hons) Performance & Professional Practice (one year top-up)

This is a final year advanced skills and knowledge top-up degree for students with a Level 5 qualification or significant professional experience.


BA (Hons) Film Studies

Develop your passion for film by experiencing cinema in all its forms.



Sheffield Hallam University offers BA (hons), BA top-up (one year), MA and PhD opportunities in Acting & Performance. 


Each year staff and students take part in exciting performance led research projects and professional theatre productions. 


Find out more about our final year students and learn about the course from our recent graduates. 

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- National Student Survey 2018 & 2019
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The School of Social Sciences & Arts

Sheffield Hallam University

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