Acting

Plymouth Marjon University

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

TEF Silver

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This degree uses high-intensity workshops to develop your acting skills in line with demands of the industry. Each year group works as a tight-knit theatre company who support each other’s development, including writing, directing and producing touring shows. Your academic studies will give you transferable graduate-level thinking and writing skills, and expertise in theatre. Why this course at Marjon? • Consistently high student satisfaction in National Student Survey. • Write and produce your own performances, in line with the demands of producing innovative modern theatre. • Opportunities to tour your work, getting you used to the demands of creating, publicising and performing new and innovative theatre. • Work and study in a 300-seat theatre and black box studio within the vibrant Marjon Arts Centre • Combines directing opportunities, scene study, behind the scenes skills and core acting skills. What might I become? This course is aimed at helping you become an actor. It is taught by industry professionals who will give you practical experience of finding and creating work. You will gain a degree, a working CV, a show reel, a voice reel, as well as numerous contacts with industry professionals, providing a strong network from which to launch your career. Find out more at Open Day Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Acting at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our 300-seat theatre and black box studio theatre. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies. Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day Why study at Marjon? • Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). • High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. • Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. • Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*. • 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019. *Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018.

Course details

Modules

Thomas -Second year, Acting: “The first year was a great introduction to the basics of acting. We learnt about the origins of theatre, Shakespeare and storytelling. We also worked with other students to make short films so we could understand the difference between acting for camera and stage. In our second year we looked at more forms of theatre and went out into the community to do performances to make an impact in the local world. As well as a dissertation, third year is about building a portfolio and learning how to succeed in the industry after graduation.” 1st Year The complicit actor The roots of theatre Academic skills The Shakespearean actor 20th century text in performance Acting for camera 2nd Year Popular forms The community centred actor The creative actor The global actor Contemporary text in performance Actors specialism 3rd Year Professional profile New writing in performance Theatre production The working actor

Assessment method

The vast majority of assessments are practical assignments, which are often supported by some written reflection either in the form of a journal, an essay or portfolio. There are no written exams


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
79%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
75%
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data. For further information, see the Discover Uni website.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW410
Institution code P63
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Year 2 – Higher National Certificate or evidence of 120 Credits gained at Higher Education. Module details will be required to check that previous study matches Marjon curriculum. Year 3 – Foundation Degree or evidence of 240 credits gained at Higher Education. Module details will be required to check that previous study matches Marjon curriculum.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Must be achieved from 3 A levels, BTECs or other acceptable Level 3 qualifications
A level CCC Excluding General Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM or a combination of BTEC Level 3 grades
Access to HE Diploma Pass with 23-45 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 6 credits at Distinction
AS We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs General Studies is excluded.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Grade C or 4 English Language or an acceptable equivalent qualification

Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Acting at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS