University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Leeds City College

Acting

Course options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

Learn the tools to become a working actor in the contemporary industry. Take advantage of our exciting industry links and fantastic theatre and stage facilities to refine your practice. Blending industry insight from practitioners and specialist skills such as voice work, script writing, and stage combat, you’ll be perfectly positioned to break into the vibrant and creative industry. As you progress through our programme, you’ll train to a high level of technical ability. You will study multiple aspects of acting including Shakespearean theatre, naturalism, postmodernism, circus, and clowning. You’ll also explore contemporary acting such as virtual reality (VR), computer generated imagery (CGI), television and radio speaking. Alongside improving your core disciplines of voice, movement, and acting, you’ll improve your creative and transferable skills, becoming an independent thinker and motivated and reflective artist. You’ll become physically and vocally flexible, ready to emerge into the industry. Our programme is based in the heart of the Cultural Quarter in Leeds, so you’ll be surrounded by local practitioners at organisations such as Leeds Playhouse, Northern Ballet, Phoenix Dance, Red Ladder, BBC, and Munro House Arts Centre.

Course details

Modules

Modules may include: Year 1 (Level 4): Actor’s Toolbox 1 (20 credits) Actor’s Toolbox 2 (20 credits) What is Acting? (20 credits) Identity (20 credits) The History of Theatre (A Practical Exploration) (20 credits) Actor Development (20 credits) Year 2 (Level 5): Actor’s Toolbox 3 (20 credits) Contemporary Acting (20 credits) Performance (40 credits) Professional Engagement (20 credits) Theatre for Contemporary Audiences (20 credits)

Assessment method

You will be assessed in a variety of modes. This will vary depending on the style of module, The majority of assessments will be practical performances. Alongside these you will be expected to undertake written work in the form of blogs, workbooks, essays and presentations.


How to apply

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

Application codes

Course code:
W410
Institution code:
L21
Campus name:
Quarry Hill Campus
Campus code:
Q

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Audition

A successful interview or audition required.

Interview

A successful interview or audition required.

Other

International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria. Leeds City College welcomes applications from mature* applicants who may not have met the academic criteria, but who can demonstrate a wealth of experience in their chosen field. Candidates in this category and otherwise are likely to be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and may be asked to provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application. *Typically 21 years and over at the start of the course, however younger applicants will be considered subject to experience. The course structure actively supports claims for Recognition of Prior Certified Learning (RPCL) or Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL).


English language requirements

English Language Grade C or above (grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs. IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
42%
Student satisfaction
No data
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
No data
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year. There are additional costs associated with certain elements of this programme, which may include: optional trips and visits, specialist equipment, and tickets. These costs will be led by the nature of the work that you produce, however you will be expected to meet the costs of production of your projects.
Acting at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS