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Acting for Stage and Screen

The Northern School of Art

UCAS Code: W410 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,B,C

Pass Access to HE course

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

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Pass Foundation Diploma

UCAS Tariff

96-112

UCAS Tariff points can be made up of a mixture of Level 3 qualifications.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Acting

This programme has been designed by working professionals to allow students to develop the skills required for performing on stage and screen. This joint approach gives experience of both mediums and offers the student a distinct advantage in the job market or to explore further the craft of Acting.

You will develop core acting skills in voice, characterisation and physicality for performances on stage and screen as well as contemporary and innovative practices. The course is vocational, with a strong focus on the development of your own practice - not only performance but also the ability to create your own portfolio of work.

You will be treated as an ‘Actor in training’ with professional standards expected on all projects; these skills will be developed by working alongside guest lecturers and industry professionals from theatre and film. You will be encouraged and supported to secure professional opportunities throughout the programme; for example, one of our students has a role in the latest Ken Loach film, alongside work for BBC3.

Although a relatively new programme at the School, this course already has strong links to the industry and opportunities for networking, which could lead to future employment opportunities.

Core acting skills of voice, physicality and characterisation will be covered alongside work on devised and scripted text for both stage and screen; you will take part in two full theatre productions each academic year to showcase the skills gained.

Your skills will be pushed even further during the second year of your studies, where there will be opportunities to explore Classical Theatre, Clowning, and Acting for Media. Your three years of study will culminate in putting together an extensive CV, professional-standard showreel and a solo show at ARC for agents and industry professionals, as well as a full theatre production.

Alongside skill development, you will work collaboratively with other students across a range of degree courses – costume, photography, film, television and theatre production, visual effects – to produce brand new material created by film and theatre scriptwriters.

This collaborative approach will enrich your experience on the programme and support you in generating a credible body of work.

Modules

In your first year (Level Four) you will explore: Core Acting Skills 1 • Script Interpretation • Contemporary Practice 1 • Production 1 • Contextual Students 1

In your second year (Level Five) you will develop: Core Acting Skills 2 • Acting for Film and Media • Contemporary Practice 2 • Production 2 • Contextual Studies 2

In your final year (Level Six) you will develop your practice through linked practice and study: Project Research and Preparation • Dissertation/Report • Final Major project • Final Show

Assessment methods

In course assessment. Each module is assessed upon completion and given a percentage mark.

Tuition fees

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

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:

The Northern School of Art

Department:

Higher Education

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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.

92%
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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
69%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

77%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

After graduation


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