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Plymouth Marjon University

UCAS Code: AFS2 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

C,C,C

General Studies not accepted.

Achieve 23-45 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 6 level 3 credits at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade C or 4 English Language equivalent.

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

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We will accept triple grades gained from a combination of other BTEC qualifications

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About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Drama

This course gives you the in- depth training required to be a professional actor and creative artist. It seek to re-imagine actor training for the 21st Century and look afresh at the skills a modern actor requires. The programme has strong industry connections and is, based in a working theatre – Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol where you can gain experience of industry level practice with working practitioners. The core of the programme is acting classes based on the approaches of Michael Chekov, Anne Bogart, Demidov and Laban. Movement and voice are integrated to develop a cohesive and responsive acting instrument, and this culminates in an industry trip to New York in year 2 to further explore the Viewpoints methodology. There is a strong Acting for Camera component that runs over the three years and forms the basis for acquiring the skills required for microphone work and motion capture. Year 2 explores different acting styles from the naturalistic to heightened and new forms of theatre and ends with you creating a new piece of performance. The third year is focused around 7 productions directed by professional directors and staffed by fully professional creative teams. Each student appears in 4.

Modules

Acting I
The instrument
Acting II
Text
Acting for Camera
Shakespeare
Non -naturalistic text
Contemporary Text
Classic text re-imagined
Performing with Technology
The Actor -Creator
Acting in a Directed Play I
Acting in a Directed Play II
The Professional Actor
Acting for Camera Project
Final Productions

Assessment methods

Formative- Rehearsal, draft presentation, rehearsal of workshop, draft journal
Summative- Performance on film, completed presentation, workshop showing, completed journal

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 School of Acting

Department:

School of Arts and Humanities

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
19%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation

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95%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Other elementary services occupations
7%
Science, engineering and production technicians

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