This BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (Film Acting) course offers training in musical theatre dance, singing, and stage and screen acting from your first year. You will develop specialist practical skills in the contexts of both stage and screen acting which will enhance your flexibility as a practitioner in the industry. Throughout your study, you will be offered the opportunity to engage with on-site and off-site performance experiences. These might range from smaller scale to larger scale productions and will enable you to have insight into the requirements of the industry. Students on our Film Acting provision are also eligible for Spotlight UK membership, which offers a variety of industry-specific benefits to support students to successfully access the industry, such as discounted graduate membership, representation by Spotlight (searchable by casting directors and agents in a dedicated ‘Spotlight Graduates’ section), invitation to participate in events programme with exclusive priority booking, access to the dedicated one to one career advice sessions and Spotlight monthly tailored newsletters. On the Musical Theatre side, industry professionals are also periodically invited in to see the work of graduating students and there are many extra curricular activities such as projects, shows, summer concerts and festivals which are open to students, all of which support and guide them towards entering the industry.
Modules on this course will enable you to: Develop specialist skills in stage and film acting Be able to engage with on-site and off-site performance projects Be able to take part in large and small scale productions which reflect the requirements of the industry. Have the opportunity to develop skills across both the musical theatre and film domains Learn from highly experienced practitioners in musical theatre and television/film acting.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Candidates will be required to demonstrate, in a performance audition, ability in dance, acting and singing. Applicants with high levels of performance skills may be considered for a lower academic offer.
Additional entry requirements
Prior to attending your interview, all applicants should prepare one short monologue (between 1 and 1 ½ minutes long) which will be used in an intense camera workshop. You should have the speeches thoroughly learnt and be off the book. There will also be an unrehearsed aspect to the audition, where candidates will be given a page of duologue from a film script to read with the assessor. You will also need to prepare a short piece of Music (about 3 minutes in length) so the tutor can hear you individually performing. If your piece has an accompaniment part, please bring this along so that our pianists can play alongside you (please don’t bring photocopies unless you have written permissions for these from the copyright holder). Alternatively, if you do not play an instrument or sing but compose music, please bring an example(s) of your works on CD. Acting, singing or playing in front of an audience is something that makes everyone feel a little anxious, so choose pieces that you feel shows you at your best and represents a style you feel comfortable with. It will be a relaxed and friendly interview; we try to make the experience as enjoyable as possible. We want you to be relaxed since this is when we are most likely to see the ‘real you’. It is also an opportunity for us to find out about why you might want to study here at Chichester, what you have done so far in your studies before university and your opinions about Acting and Music more generally. Be prepared, but don’t panic!
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||No component less than 5.5|
|PTE Academic||50||50-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79||At least: 18 in Reading 17 in Listening 20 in Speaking 17 in Writing|
Qualifications recognised for English language proficiency
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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University of Chichester
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