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Solent University (Southampton)

Acting and Performance

UCAS Code: WW47

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

Entry requirements


A minimum of 2 A Levels required if studying only A Levels, but can be used in conjunction with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

M:45,P:15

60 Credits with 45 M Level Credits and 15 P Level Credits

HNC (BTEC)

P-D

HND (BTEC)

P-M

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-31

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

In combination with other qualifications

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMM

In combination with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

DD

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

MMM

In combination with other qualifications

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

DD

In combination with other qualifications

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

MMM

In combination with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

UCAS Tariff

96-112

From a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Extended Diploma or OCR Extended Diploma. For detailed information on accepted qualifications, please view our Course Entry Statement (https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/documents/course-entry-requirement-statement.pdf) Solent University is a proud champion of widening participation. For further information about our contextual offer, please visit our website (https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/what-next/contextual-offers) Do you have a strong audition portfolio but may not have the full academic entry requirements? If so, we would encourage you to apply and submit a virtual audition for consideration.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Performing arts

Acting

**BA (Hons) Acting and Performance scored 100% overall satisfaction for NSS 2020.**

BA (Hons) Acting and Performance provides the perfect blend between screen and stage, preparing you with the techniques, knowledge and experience to launch a fantastic performance career after graduation.

You will be immersed in a balanced and stimulating programme of study of acting and performance, integrating theoretical and critical analysis and receiving up-to-date contemporary actors’ training alongside building essential skills, such as audition and interview techniques – ready to step up to the challenges of the industry. Optional modules also enable you to specialise in areas such as directing, teaching or applied theatre, broadening career pathways further.

The course also offers opportunities to get involved in a wide range of recorded screen performance projects alongside live performance practice, enabling you to develop your acting skills in a friendly and nurturing environment.

Thanks to the course teams close links with industry, you’ll have the chance to gain practical experience through working with local professional institutions; working on live briefs, auditions and work experience opportunities. These close links include The Mayflower Theatre, The Point Theatre Eastleigh and the Nuffield Theatre. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of student and professionally directed film projects to expand and develop your screen acting skills and produce a varied showreel.

During your final year of study you will have the opportunity to participate in a showcase to help launch your introduction to the industry and establish networks to support your career development.

As an acting and performance student you will have access to a wide range of resources to support your learning including professional HD cameras, radio suites, multi-camera studios, and professional theatre venues. You’ll also have the chance to work alongside our film and TV production students on live performance work, providing you with the unique opportunity to develop equally in screen and stage performance, helping to support your employability.

Our academics work closely with industry to ensure that you receive the most up-to-date and relevant training for the contemporary performing arts.

**What does this course lead to?**
The broad nature of this degree prepares students for a career as an actor/performer for stage, screen or radio.

**Who is this course for?**
Solent’s acting and performance degree is ideally suited to students who want to develop a career in acting and performing arts, be it to develop your own company, or work with production companies on screen or stage. Applicants ideally will have some previous experience and/or qualifications in drama and will be required to present an audition.

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES
Performance Practitioners and Techniques
The Actor's Body and Voice
Discovering Acting
Performance Histories
Directed Production
Screen Practice and Performance

YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES
Performance and Identity
Acting and Performance - Live Brief
Screen Acting
Contemporary Theatre
Theatre Production
Monologues

YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES
Final Major Project - Acting and Performance
Research Project
Screen Projects
Actors Portfolio

YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year)
Performance Arts in Education
Directing
Music Theatre
Stage Combat

Assessment methods

The course has a strong focus on practical assignments, including performances (live and recorded) and presentations. There are also written assignments, including essays and journals.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,260
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering

TEF rating:
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What students say


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.

Performing arts

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

Drama

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

68%
UK students
32%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Design, and creative and performing arts

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,618
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
71%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Customer service occupations
4%
Teaching and educational professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Creative arts & design

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

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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