This innovative and exciting new programme sees Winchester deliver its first ever actor training programme. Combing traditional elements of actor-training with special projects and production students will be well-placed to take their first steps into the industry. BA (Hons) Acting offers an excellent environment in which to study the craft. Students will engage with all aspects of traditional performer training alongside project and performance opportunities as they progress. The course will focus on live performance, but students will also be coached in performing to camera and audio work. In the first semester of Year 2 students will be directed in a show that may tour local school and colleges, or see them engage in work that takes place in applied and/or community contexts. In the second semester of Year 2 students will then embark upon an outdoor, site-specific/immersive project culminating in performance at Hat Fair (Winchester’s International Street Theatre Festival) and other festivals. In final year, students will be cast in final productions Graduates from BA (Hons) Acting will be suitably prepared to begin a career as a performer. They will also be able to work more broadly in theatre and educational contexts given the skills they will have acquired. Jobs such a learning and participation officers in local venues would also be appropriate. Graduates may choose to start their own theatre companies or work as practitioners, work in Theatre in Education (TIE), community drama, applied contexts. Graduates could also go on to work in arts development, teaching and the media. Students can also progress to a wider variety of career destinations building on their core skills in communication and team-building. The programme also provides a firm foundation for further training.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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