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Acting for Stage, Screen and Digital Media

BIMM Institute

UCAS Code: W700 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:24,P:36

Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

UCAS Tariff

80

For applicants with relevant sector/industry experience Recognition of Prior Practice (RPP) is an alternative entry route onto Level 4 of the course for mature applicants (19+) who do not hold the minimum qualifications required to gain entry.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Acting

Drama

Performing arts

**Course Summary**

The BA (Hons) Acting for Stage, Screen and Digital Media undergraduate course offers a rigorous and multi-faceted practical training that will prepare you for the demands of the professional acting industry.

Our range of specialist creative and artistic modules have been designed to reflect the ever evolving and diverse requirements placed upon the contemporary actor.

During our vocational and practically focused course, you will experience a wide variety of actor training methodologies and approaches to ensure you graduate as a flexible and adaptable artist, ready to embrace our multi-media profession.

You will undertake an intensive programme of technical development that will include in-depth training in acting for theatre, film, TV and recorded media.

Through our optional modules, you will also have the opportunity to create a bespoke pathway of learning that allows you time to explore your specific areas of interest.

Our vibrant and innovative course continuously develops your individual artistry; performance opportunities may include short films, documentaries, music videos, radio drama, community theatre, contemporary and classical plays, plus the opportunity to take part in our college podcast which will be available on Spotify and iTunes.

Specialist masterclasses and workshops include mask work, puppetry, TV presenting, stage combat and many more.

The course culminates in an exciting red-carpet screening of short films at the Everyman Cinema, plus a fully produced play at one of the leading commercial theatres in the city. Both events will be attended by industry guests to help provide you with a springboard into the profession.

At Performers College, we believe the opportunity to work in the performing arts profession should be available to all and not prevented by monetary, physical or cultural restrictions. The three years are underpinned by a curriculum spine that develops both transferable and life skills essential for longevity within your chosen career path.

On successful completion of the BA (Hons) Acting for Stage, Screen & Digital Media graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills to access a variety of roles with optimum technique and a suitable level of autonomy to enter the world of theatre and film.

Performers College is exceptionally proud of the success and longevity of its alumni. Graduates of Performers College can be seen in feature films, plays, on prestigious television programmes and performing in tours nationally and internationally.

This course is approved and awarded by BIMM Institute.

Modules

Year 1- Level 4

• Acting for Stage Fundamentals – Voice & Text 1
• Acting for Stage Fundamentals – Improvisation & Movement 1
• Acting for Screen & Digital Media Fundamentals 1
• The Creative Industries and You 1: Finding Your Path
• Acting for Stage Fundamentals – Voice & Text 2
• Acting for Stage Fundamentals – Improvisation & Movement 2
• Acting for Screen & Digital Media Fundamentals 2
• Context & Culture of the Creative Industry

Year 2 - Level 5

• Devised Performance
• Acting for Stage Development – Contemporary Performance
• Acting for Screen & Digital Media Development
• The Creative Industries & You 2: Creative Collaboration
• Acting for Stage Development – Classical Performance
• Tutor Led Performance
• Creativity, Identity and Agency

A range of optional modules can be
selected in Year 2 subject to
availability and student demand.

Year 3 - Level 6
• Advanced Acting for Stage and Screen
• Devised Professional Performance
• Final Project
• Final Showcase
• The Creative Industries & You 3: Professional Portfolio

A range of optional modules can
be selected in Year 3 subject to
availability and student demand.

Please visit the course information
page on the Performers website for
a full breakdown.

Assessment methods

Each year of study includes summative practical assessments in each module, and academic portfolios to meet the requirements of the BIMM curriculum spine.

Performance assessments – internal and external
Presentations
Multi-media presentations
Portfolios
Written assignments
Performance projects

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,950
per year
International
£15,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Performers College Birmingham

Department:

Performing Arts

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
med
Acting
76%
med
Drama
76%
high
Performing arts

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

64%
Library resources
67%
IT resources
62%
Course specific equipment and facilities
18%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Performing arts (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

64%
Library resources
67%
IT resources
62%
Course specific equipment and facilities
18%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Performing arts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£17k

£17k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Nearby University
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BA (Hons) 3.0 Years Full-time 2022
UCAS Points: 112
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UCAS Points: 32-45

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