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Leeds Conservatoire

Acting

UCAS Code: W320

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

96

96 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 studies or equivalent, which normally include an A Level or a BTEC Extended Diploma in an Acting-related subject.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Acting

The BA Acting programme at Leeds Conservatoire offers rigorous, practical, conservatoire training for a career as a professional actor. Through practical skills training and individualised artistic development, you will acquire the skills to sustain a career as a working artist in theatre, television, film and recorded media - serving the performance industry now and in shaping its future.

Over three years you develop your skills in acting, movement, voice and performance-based research. Training is practical, physical and intensive. You are required to be fearless, as you acquire new skills and challenge those you arrived with. Training includes ensemble skills classes, 1-1 coaching, skills in context, seminars and rehearsals; culminating in a final year season of performance that serves as an industry introduction.

Storytelling is a collaborative artform and collaboration is at the core of all we do at Leeds Conservatoire. Acting students spend their first weeks of training developing an ensemble practice that transforms a cohort into a collaborative theatre company. Throughout training, students are given the opportunity to collaborate with theatres, creative partners and leading artists in the region. We actively encourage cross programme collaboration with artists from other disciplines. Our ambition is for students to establish a creative network in training, originate live performance and take both with them into the profession.

Modules

The programme has strands in Studio Training and Practice, Performance Practice, Contextual Studies and Professional Studies that span the three levels of the programme. Students focus primarily on their Studio Training and Practice and Performance Practice, which includes training in acting, voice and performance/movement.

In these strands of the programme the training has a period of time each week dedicated to the acquisition of new skills and the routine training of the body, voice and mind which is imperative at this level. The remainder of the work on the module is on how these skills are brought together and how students would apply them in rehearsal/performance settings.

All modules on the programme have been developed around key themes at each level:

Self and other (Level 4)
Style and Character (Level 5)
Public performance and transition to the industry (Level 6)

By working in this way we have been able to ensure that the programme progresses consistently across the piece and that all modules are connected across the level. The danger of splitting practical skills into their component parts (Acting, Movement, Voice, Performance etc) is that students sometimes do not apply skills from each module to the work in others. By having these binding themes across the level students will be able to see, more readily, the links between all of the various skills being acquired.

The Acting strand acts as a central core to the embodied training. The schemes of work for Voice and Performance/Movement are built on skills, repertoire and materials being used in the Acting modules.

Year 1 (Level 4)
Compulsory modules:
Acting 1 – Fundamentals of Dramatic Techniques
Performance 1 – Movement and Ensemble
Voice 1 – Fundamentals of Voice
Performance Project 1
Contextual Studies 1 – Theatre Practice and Practitioners
Professional Studies 1 – Working in the Arts

Year 2 (Level 5)
Compulsory modules:
Acting 2 – Intermediate Dramatic Techniques
Performance 2 – Movement and Devising
Voice 2 – Intermediate Techniques in Voice
Performance Project 2
Contextual Studies 2 – History and Context of Theatre
Professional Studies 2 – Creating Your Own Work

Year 3 (Level 6)
Compulsory modules:
Acting 3 – Advanced Dramatic Techniques
Acting for Screen and Contemporary Media
Voice 3 – Advanced Techniques in Voice
Group Public Performance
Preparation for the Profession - Showcase

Module specifications can be found via the Leeds College of Music website:
https://www.lcm.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-study-18plus/undergraduate-courses/ba-hons-acting/

Assessment methods

The course is assessed via practical assessments and performances, coursework, portfolios, technical tests, presentations and written work. Formal assessments tend to take place over a period at the end of each semester or the end of the year. There are a handful of assignments with deadlines halfway through a semester.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Conservatoire

Department:

School of Performance

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7%
International students
71%
Male students
29%
Female students
78%
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