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Encompassing all the practical, artistic and academic skills needed for a successful career in the competitive world of acting and performance, our BA (Hons) Acting and Performance degree is an exciting and immersive course with a strong bias towards acting for camera. Based at UCA Farnham, the course prepares you to flourish on stage and screen and uses the camera as a teaching and learning tool. You’ll find your individual voice through writing and creating, develop the core acting skills of voice and movement and learn techniques for camera, microphone and stage. You’ll be encouraged to draw on your own background and interests as you explore your craft, and each year you’ll have the opportunity to develop your own ideas through self-directed and written performance, either in groups or as solo projects. Our connection with Farnham Maltings, a local theatre and performing arts venue, means you’ll benefit from a network of professional theatre makers and its extensive resources, including performance and rehearsal spaces. On campus, you’ll also have access to UCA Farnham’s first-class film and TV centre, together with rehearsal rooms, a cinema, sound recording studios and filmmaking equipment. And you’ll be encouraged to work closely with peers on other courses, including Film Production, Music, Animation, Journalism, Media and Games Arts, ensuring you take your place in our vibrant and collaborative creative community.
In your first year you'll examine the interconnection between stage and screen. The three perspectives and practice units integrate historical and theoretical enquiries by examining early cinema's relationship to theatrical traditions of the time and conversely contemporary theatre that incorporates film and digital techniques. Year 2 revolves around the themes of making stories and finding voices. The three perspective and practice units explore these themes across stage and screen. The final year is about 'making it your business'. Year 3 concentrates on addressing your needs in sustaining your career after graduation.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The majority of our courses require a portfolio and we consider the strength of our applicants’ portfolios, as well as their grades. This means that whilst we have a standard entry criteria of 112 UCAS tariff points (64 UCAS points for 4 year courses) and a minimum of four GCSE passes (or equivalent) at grade A*-C and/or 4-9 including English, this should be used as a guide to what we accept. The average tariff that our students achieve is significantly higher than this standard entry criteria but we also occasionally make offers which are lower to students with a strong portfolio, and those who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results. We welcome applicants who are currently studying or have completed A-Levels, Extended Diplomas (BTEC and UAL), Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Access to Higher Education, Scottish Highers, and IB Diploma. We will consider other Level 3 qualifications on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications. You can also check how many tariff points you have achieved using the UCAS Tariff calculator: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator
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Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5|
We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|