This new degree will draw on QMU’s rich and highly respected teaching expertise within the performing arts. This exciting degree will combine intensive actor training with options that allow you to expand your skills to include areas such as community theatre, playwriting, directing, devising and creative entrepreneurship. The rich and varied curriculum means that the course will not only provide a distinctive and complementary course of actor training in the conservatoire tradition but will also provide you with the knowledge and skills required for the diverse range of ways in which you might wish to develop your career as an actor. Our teaching staff will use practice-led methods to explore the ways in which the skills you have already developed through further education can be modified and made appropriate to the constraints of different contexts, media and performance spaces. Core modules will support you to deepen your knowledge of the fundamental skills of acting, voice, movement, textual analysis and interpretation, examining the ways in which they are deployed and synthesised to create character and performance. This course enables you to convert an appropriate existing qualification into a degree and is equivalent to years three and four of an honours degree. As further details of this new course become available they will be updated on our website.
Year Three •Advanced Acting: Skills •Advanced Acting: Text and Techniques •Advanced Acting: Screen and Media Year Four •Showcasing Repertoire •Honours Performance Project •Creative Entrepreneurial Project •plus options that could include: Playwriting/ Writing for Radio/ Creativity with the Community/ Drama and Education/ Directing, Designing and Performing Shakespeare/ Directing, Designing and Performing Contemporary Plays/Devised Physical Theatre/ Performance Art Practices
While a large portion of your course will be delivered through skills-based workshops, you will also have the opportunity to undertake student-led research projects, perform in professional standard productions, prepare a personal portfolio to support your career after graduation and showcase your work to industry professionals. You will be assessed through a range of performances, viva, workshops participation, reflective portfolios and reports.
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Queen Margaret University|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 3
- Year 4
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Direct Entry: HND Acting and Performance/ Musical Theatre with B in the graded unit for the second year. Foundation degrees in appropriate subjects considered. Two years of a relevant degree considered. International: IELTS of 6.5 with no element lower than 6.0 Auditions: Final selection will be based on an audition.
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
Qualifications considered: Higher National Diploma Acting and Performance/Musical Theatre with CB in graded units. OR Foundation degree in appropriate subjects. OR Professional Diploma in Stage and Screen Performance. OR two years of a relevant degree subject (Drama or English etc.).
Additional entry requirements
Auditions will be held between January and March.
English language requirements
IELTS with an overall score equivalent to 6.5 and with no individual component less than 6.0.
QMU English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|