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Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Acting

UCAS Code: BOV1

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Acting

This BA Hons level programme provides students with advanced level skills and knowledge in Acting for all media including Theatre, Television, Film and radio.

It is a predominantly vocational course with high contact hours concentrating on core skills in Acting, Voice, Movement and Singing in the first year, followed by three community tours to school and theatre audiences in the second year.

The final year consists of three full productions in theatres and other venues within Bristol.

Students also produce high quality short films and broadcast radio standard pieces for showreel and promotional purposes. A London Showcase in front of industry professionals is an annual event.

Core classes in technical skills are maintained throughout the second and final years alongside industry specific training in professional development and audition skills.

The ethic of the ensemble runs throughout the three years.

The opportunity to work with professionally recognised directors such as Sally Cookson, Tom Morris and Bill Alexander is hugely beneficial to the future employment prospects of the students and in recent times students have progressed to work at the major theatre playing houses including The National, the RSC and the Royal Court as well as feature in major roles within Film and Television productions both in the United Kingdom and America.

Please note: this course is only open to those who are ordinarily resident in the UK. This course is NOT open for international applications.

Please note: All applicants must be aged 18 or over at the start of the course.

Applications - further details

We will only accept one application per applicant, per year.

We will not accept applications if you have previously applied in four or more consecutive years.

Modules

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course.

Each module is worth a specified number of credits: All modules are compulsory, enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests.

Year 1
Module Number: UATAYA-20-1 – Module Name: Singing and Music (20 Credits)
Module Number: UATAYH-30-1 – Module Name: Voice, Text and Dialects (30 Credits)
Module Number: UATB36-30-1 – Module Name: Physical Development for Actors (30 Credits)
Module Number: UATPA5-40-1 – Module Name: Acting / Performance Techniques (40 Credits)

Optional Modules: There are no optional modules for this stage of this award.
Interim Award: Cert HE Professional Acting
Credit requirements: 120 from the above specific level 1 modules.

Year 2
Module Number: UATB38-40-2 – Module Name: Children’s Theatre (Touring) (40 Credits)
Module Number: UATB3A-20-2 – Module Name: Theatre in Education Touring (20 Credits)
Module Number: UATB39-50-2 – Module Name: Community Theatre (Touring) (50 Credits)
Module Number: UATB37-10-2 – Module Name: Film and Audio Production (10 Credits)
Optional Modules: There are no optional modules for this stage of this award

Interim Award: Dip HE Professional Acting
Credit requirements 240 from the above specific Level 1 and Level 2 modules.

Year 3
Module Number: UATB3B-45-3 – Module Name: Main House Public Productions (45 Credits)
Module Number: UATB33-10-3 – Module Name: Film and Audio Production 2 (10 Credits)
Module Number: UATB34-50-3 – Module Name: Showcase Productions – Bristol/London (50 Credits)
Module Number: UATB35-15-3 – Module Name: Self-Presentation/Marketing/Career Management (15 Credits)

Award: BA Hons Professional Acting
Credit requirements: BA Hons – 360 credits

Assessment methods

Students are assessed through ongoing monitoring, analysis and feedback on their classes, workshops, rehearsal processes and performance skills and through the assimilation of the guidance and informed judgements of an extensive range of internal and external professional practitioners and potential employers.

Assessment also focuses on the development of self-reliance, intellectual and emotional engagement and initiative in creating growth.

Written career strategy work is assessed on the basis of thoroughness of research, demonstration of assimilation and understanding and clarity, accuracy and practicality.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Department:

Acting

TEF rating:
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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.

91%
high
Acting

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

98%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
98%
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

76%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

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.

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

Acting

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

£11k

£11k

£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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