BA (Hons) Acting will appeal to you if you are passionate about pursuing a performance career. The course has been designed to recognise the power of performance to change people’s lives and the artistic, educational, social and political power of performance to facilitate understanding and growth in us as humans. We believe in each actor having their own voice as an artist and as a creator. This course shows you what it takes to turn natural talent into a career, and make dreams of performing on stage or film a reality. BA (Hons) Acting is a highly practical course and will guide you towards achieving your ambitions. What you will study This course will give you practical insights and help you build motivation and self-discipline to support you in the notoriously demanding acting industry. Even the strong academic element is approached through practice in order to underline the vocational nature of this course. Our practical approach prepares you for a variety of roles. You’ll learn the voice, movement and singing skills you need as a creative artist. You’ll try your hand at everything from classical acting to contemporary performance, on stage and on film. Professional opportunities for actors are increasingly broad and the course aims to address key concepts and skills that can be adapted to a wide range of performance media and contexts. In light of this, the course team does not focus upon a single methodology, but provides you with the tools to develop yourself as a professional and confident performer and individual. You’ll have plenty of professional and technical support and we encourage you to experiment and work collaboratively with other students on your own projects; this reflects what it is like to work in the creative industries and thus prepares you for the working world after graduation. The synergy of activity on the courses at AUB is an important part of your development as an artist and contributor to our national and global community. You’ll work with students from other courses to create professional film and theatre productions in various locations, including our own studio theatre and other public venues. Your professional networking for industry begins right here, and our production process is what sets our students apart and gives them an edge. Approximately 75% of your time will be contact hours, including scheduled teaching sessions, but also supervised time in the workshop or studio. 28% of assessment for this course is coursework based and the other 72% is practical assessment. By the end of the course you will be able to... • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of, and apply a wide range of physical and vocal skills in performance. • Understand and appreciate key performance genres, their place within the broader cultural context and their inter-relationship with theory and practice. • Participate in collaborative working situations that will develop your practical skills and the ability to work with others. • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the professional and ethical behaviour (i.e. time management, discipline, rehearsal and performance protocols) expected in order to meet the demands of the performance industry. • Demonstrate an understanding of, and facility for, the business/entrepreneurial requirements of performance making (budgeting for performance, use of technology, live pitching, targeting key audiences etc.). • Demonstrate the ability to describe, theorise, interpret, and evaluate performance texts and performance events from a range of critical perspectives. Studios and resources BA (Hons) Acting students benefit from five specialist work spaces on campus. You’ll have access to acting, movement, music/voice and sound recording studios. We also have a fully-equipped black box theatre and a rehearsal and performance space in central Bournemouth.
Coursework and practical assessments
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
**Please see AUB's website for a full list of our entry requirements, including tariff points where applicable.** We are happy to accept a wide range of qualifications, including but not limited to: A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma, OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma(s), Access to HE courses, Scottish Highers, IB Diploma Programme, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. We can also accept many EU and International qualifications. See website for details. Email Admissions ([email protected]) with any queries about entry requirements. We welcome applicants who are currently studying or who have gained a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and this qualification meets our level three entry requirements. This is a recommended qualification for many of our courses but it is not a compulsory qualification. Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 qualifications are considered on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications. Please check your qualifications using UCAS Tariff calculator and remember we are looking for the equivalent of 3 A levels if you are combining Level 3 qualifications. AUB tailors its offers to the qualifications an applicant is studying and looks for applicant to be studying a relevant creative subject. AUB makes offers based on up to three A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications with the most UCAS Tariff points attached to them to give applicants the best chance possible at achieving our required tariff (120 UCAS Tariff points in most cases).
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Additional entry requirements
UK based applicants will be invited to undertake an audition on campus. Applicants outside the UK or unable to travel to campus will be asked to submit a link to a recorded audition.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||minimum score of 18 in writing, listening, and reading and 19 in speaking.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||Overall score of 180|
|PTE Academic||54||A minimum of 51 in each component|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||Overall score of 200|
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|