Acting - Bachelor

Acting - Bachelor

The bachelor programme in acting is for you who wants to work professionally as an actor. After completion of the studies you will have knowledge and ability to work in an ensemble or on your own, and move between different genres, on screen and live, and different types of productions.

This programme has Swedish as main language of instruction.You apply for the programme from our Swedish website:

The goal of the education is for you to learn the basics of acting, with a focus on your individual development for long-lasting, sustainable artistry. The education is characterized by a view on the actor as an independent creative artist, and has its main focus on stage acting and theatre, as our view is that this is the foundation of the actors' profession. 

The acting profession is about getting to the core of how other people think, feel and act in specific circumstances, and then consciously portraying those human characteristics using the body and the voice. In short, this is the idea of the body as the instrument which is a central concept in the acting education at SKH. 

Using your voice and body to act on stage for several hours each day can be demanding both physically and emotionally. Therefore, an important focus in the education is training where you develop an ability to make full use of your artistic expressions even in stressed situations. This focus on the individual development is combined with collaborative work in which cooperation, presence, and participation are in focus. At the end of the education you do not only have a deepened understanding of your own abilities, but also a solid knowledge of what it means to be a part of an ensemble with other artistic professions and professionals – and in acting in front of an audience. 

For the upcoming start of the programme, the education has been partly revised with a new structure and study plan, to further clarify the themes and central aspects of the programme, and to adapt to the new demands on the contemporary actor. The bachelor programme in acting at SKH has its roots in a long history of education for artistic performance on stage. With this rich tradition, and in dialogue with a constantly changing world, we educate the future actors!  

Please note that the main language of teaching is Swedish.  

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  • Entry requirements

    You need to fulfil general entry requirements for university studies in Sweden. Including Swedish course 1, 2 and 3 and English course 5 and 6  (courses in the Swedish upper secondary/high school system).

    The language of instruction is Swedish. 

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

    Read more about how you can show that you meet the entry requirements (that you are eligible).

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  • How to apply

    Start your application early

    Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed. Keep in mind that your application has to be turned in by 23:59 (Swedish time).

    This programme has Swedish as main language of instruction. You apply for the programme from our Swedish website. 

    Confirmation that you have submitted your work samples via Varbi

    When you've submitted your work samples you will receive a confirmation to the e-mail address that you’ve stated. If you don’t receive a confirmation e-mail, you should first check your spam filter. If the confirmation e-mail is not there, contact Varbi's technical support.

    Phone: +46 520 580 050 (weekdays 08:30–12:00 and 13:00–16:30).

  • When you have applied

    See the Swedish webpage. 

  • Application and tuition fees

    If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Some other groups are also exempt from the requirement to pay application and study fees.

    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question. SKH has some possibilities of offering scholarships that cover the whole study fee or that subsidise it.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, the Swedish Council for Higher Education needs to receive your payment by the last date for paying the application fee. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and the Swedish Council for Higher Education has not received your payment by the last date for paying the tuition fee, they will not process your application. Read more here.

    The tuition fee for the Bachelors Programme in acting starting in the autumn of 2022 is SEK 248 000 per semester and SEK 1 488 000 for the programme as a whole.

    Read more about application and study fees, how you pay to SKH and tuition fees and scholarships.