BIMM Institute

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: BIMM Limited

Acting for Stage & Screen

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Course summary

Course Summary The BA (Hons) Acting for Stage, Screen and Digital Media undergraduate course offers a rigorous and multi-faceted practical training that will prepare you for the demands of the professional acting industry. Our range of specialist creative and artistic modules have been designed to reflect the ever evolving and diverse requirements placed upon the contemporary actor. During our vocational and practically focused course, you will experience a wide variety of actor training methodologies and approaches to ensure you graduate as a flexible and adaptable artist, ready to embrace our multi-media profession. You will undertake an intensive programme of technical development that will include in-depth training in acting for theatre, film, TV and recorded media. Through our optional modules, you will also have the opportunity to create a bespoke pathway of learning that allows you time to explore your specific areas of interest. Our vibrant and innovative course continuously develops your individual artistry; performance opportunities may include short films, documentaries, music videos, radio drama, community theatre, contemporary and classical plays, plus the opportunity to take part in our college podcast which will be available on Spotify and iTunes. Specialist masterclasses and workshops include mask work, puppetry, TV presenting, stage combat and many more. The course culminates in an exciting red-carpet screening of short films at the Everyman Cinema, plus a fully produced play at one of the leading commercial theatres in the city. Both events will be attended by industry guests to help provide you with a springboard into the profession. At Performers College, we believe the opportunity to work in the performing arts profession should be available to all and not prevented by monetary, physical or cultural restrictions. The three years are underpinned by a curriculum spine that develops both transferable and life skills essential for longevity within your chosen career path. On successful completion of the BA (Hons) Acting for Stage, Screen & Digital Media graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills to access a variety of roles with optimum technique and a suitable level of autonomy to enter the world of theatre and film. Performers College is exceptionally proud of the success and longevity of its alumni. Graduates of Performers College can be seen in feature films, plays, on prestigious television programmes and performing in tours nationally and internationally. This course is approved and awarded by BIMM Institute.

Course details

Modules

Year 1- Level 4 • Acting for Stage Fundamentals – Voice & Text 1 • Acting for Stage Fundamentals – Improvisation & Movement 1 • Acting for Screen & Digital Media Fundamentals 1 • The Creative Industries and You 1: Finding Your Path • Acting for Stage Fundamentals – Voice & Text 2 • Acting for Stage Fundamentals – Improvisation & Movement 2 • Acting for Screen & Digital Media Fundamentals 2 • Context & Culture of the Creative Industry Year 2 - Level 5 • Devised Performance • Acting for Stage Development – Contemporary Performance • Acting for Screen & Digital Media Development • The Creative Industries & You 2: Creative Collaboration • Acting for Stage Development – Classical Performance • Tutor Led Performance • Creativity, Identity and Agency A range of optional modules can be selected in Year 2 subject to availability and student demand. Year 3 - Level 6 • Advanced Acting for Stage and Screen • Devised Professional Performance • Final Project • Final Showcase • The Creative Industries & You 3: Professional Portfolio A range of optional modules can be selected in Year 3 subject to availability and student demand. Please visit the course information page on the Performers website for a full breakdown.

Assessment method

Each year of study includes summative practical assessments in each module, and academic portfolios to meet the requirements of the BIMM curriculum spine. Performance assessments – internal and external Presentations Multi-media presentations Portfolios Written assignments Performance projects


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W700
Institution code:
B39
Campus name:
Performers College Birmingham
Campus code:
C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Performers College is not able to accept applicants that require a Student Visa to study.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Applicants will attend a practical audition which involves group workshops, pre-prepared monologues and interviews.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6a minimum of 5.5 must be achieved in each band (Reading, writing, listening, speaking)
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2A minimum overall score of 170, and no lower than 165 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80the minimum points must met in each band: Listening - 19 Reading - 19 Speaking - 21 Writing - 21
PTE Academic50A minimum score of 50 overall. At least 42 must be achieved in all four skills

We also accept the following qualifications: - ESOL Skills for Life Level B2 (Higher B2 on CEFR Scale) - IGCSE English Language (First Language) at C/4 or above - IGCSE English Language (Second Language) at B/3 or above - International Baccalaureate English Language at 5 or above in English A or B Applicants must have met the minimum requirement and be in receipt of results prior to enrolment.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £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
EU £15950* Year 1
International £15950* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition Fees do not cover: - Dancewear, including shoes - Books - Trips relevant to your course - Accommodation
Acting for Stage & Screen at BIMM Institute - UCAS