Plymouth Marjon University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of St Mark & St John

Acting for Stage and Screen

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Course summary

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.


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 method

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

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Bristol School of Acting
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Please note that we cannot consider international or EU applicants for this course.

Entry requirements

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English language requirements

GCSE Grade C or 4 English Language equivalent.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

We cannot accept international or EU applicants on this course.
Acting for Stage and Screen at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS