York College University Centre

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: York St John University

Acting for Stage and Screen (ALRA Endorsed)

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Course summary

The BA Acting for Stage and Screen is an intensive training course, created and run in close partnership with ALRA. Students will take classes in screen acting throughout the two years alongside specialist classes in a wide range of acting skills, voice, movement, and dramatic combat. Students will have regular contact with ALRA staff alongside the in-house tutors. Students will take part in work placement blocks within the industry and will appear in several public performances. The course is accelerated over two years in order to provide maximum value for money and an early entry point into the profession. A range of approaches to the acting process will be explored practically underpinned by Stanislavskian naturalism and extending beyond into more diverse practitioner influences such as Hagen, Chekhov, Johnstone, Lecoq and Laban. Through improvisation, rehearsal, text analysis, contemporary and classical performance alongside specialist skills in voice, movement, physical theatre, dramatic combat and presenting. Students will take part in a range of public performances in theatre, studio and screen settings. Professional development will take place throughout the course including audition preparation, self-tape, industry panels and workshops, work placements and a final industry showcase. Students will, as part of the ALRA endorsed network, have access to the highest standards of professional actor training, underpinned by the most current research and methodologies. Course modules: The modules that students will study are: Level 4 Fundamental Acting Technique Fundamental Voice Technique Fundamental Movement Technique Fundamental Professional Development Performance 1 Performance 2 Level 5 Developing Acting Technique Developing Voice Technique Developing Movement Technique Developing Professional Development Performance 3 Performance 4 Level 6 Advanced Acting Technique Advanced Professional Development Industry Facing Performance Recorded Performance Live Theatre Performance Creating My Own Work

Course details


The modules that students will study are: Level 4 Acting Fundamentals Acting for Screen Voice Movement Rehearsal Techniques Professional Development Level 5 Work Placement Acting Process Movement Technique Voice Technique Presenting for Screen Dramatic Combat Professional Development Level 6 Classical Acting Rehearsal and Performance for Stage Rehearsal and Performance for Screen Audition Preparation Professional Practice Advanced Movement Advanced Voice

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

18 Years old at the start of the course, but older students are very welcome. Successful applicants will be invited for an audition and interview. Each applicant is asked to prepare 2 monologues - a contemporary and a classical monologue. Applicants will also take part in a movement workshop.

Additional entry requirements


You will be invited to attend an audition as part of the entry process for this course, details will be sent out accordingly.


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8640 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8640 Year 1
Scotland £8640 Year 1
Wales £8640 Year 1

Additional fee information

There may be travel costs related to work placements. A reading list will be supplied which students will be expected to purchase. Students must come to classes in practical movement clothing (details to be supplied on successful application). There may also be occasional additional costs in order for students to experience bespoke industry workshops / masterclasses and travel to access valuable opportunities.
Acting for Stage and Screen (ALRA Endorsed) at York College University Centre - UCAS