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Newcastle College University Centre

Acting and Performance Practice

UCAS Code: W410

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

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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

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1.0 year | Full-time | 2021

Subject

Acting

Tread the boards and prepare for a career in stage, TV or film, by combining practical performance training with academic and creative study. Whether you wish to perform, write or direct, this Acting and Performance Practice degree will help build your knowledge, your technique and your contacts. Perform at venues both on and off-campus and attend workshops from actors, directors and companies. You can join a classical acting group, take part in comedy nights and attend script labs to help develop your work. Benefit from strong links and opportunities to gain placements at companies such as Northern Stage, Alphabetti Theatre, Live Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company. As an Acting and Performance Practice student, you will benefit from strong links with local, national and international companies including Northern Stage, Zendeh, Open Clasp, Abandon Hope Alphabetti Theatre and Live Theatre. You will have the opportunity to gain performance placements with local companies and on-campus you will perform in front of paying audiences throughout your degree. On successful completion of this degree you may progress onto an appropriate Masters degree or a teaching qualification such as a PGCE. Alternatively, you will be ready to audition for roles on stage or in film and television.

Modules

Year One: Academic Study Skills, Creating Theatre 1 (Devising), Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning, Physical Theatre, Staging Theatre 1 (Directing), Training Techniques 1 (Great Practitioners), Voice, Work Related Learning (2 Full Productions). Year Two: Acting for Camera (Film and TV), Alternative Practitioners, Professional Development, Staging Theatre 2 (Applied Theatre), Training Techniques 2 (Classical Acting), Work-Based Learning (New Writing and Classical Production). Year Three: Alternative Performance Techniques, Contemporary Performance Technique, Dissertation, Work-Based Learning (Student Project).

Assessment methods

You will learn through practical technique classes, creative workshops, seminars, formal lectures, classroom activities and self-directed training, rehearsal and study. Assessment methods include practical demonstration and application of skills, technique exercises, practical and creative tasks, reflective journals, research projects, academic essays, reports and creative and academic portfolios.

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Course location:

Newcastle College University Centre

Department:

Music and Performing/Production Arts

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