Master the skills to succeed as a reflective, contemporary performer. This Acting degree provides in-depth training in practical techniques for stage, screen and recorded media, with access to outstanding facilities. Based in a vibrant, creative and collaborative community, you’ll work with industry professionals who will nurture your individuality and, through a supportive, risk-taking environment, will encourage ownership over your preparation for a career within the acting industry. You will: Learn, develop and apply acting techniques and approaches as you are prepared for a professional career Engage with working professional practitioners through practical sessions and intensive performance projects Collaborate with students within AMATA as well as those specialising in film, television and games, gaining industry-relevant training Showcase your work through live and digital performances Benefit from being located in a working performance venue offering a year-round programme, which has attracted world-class artists and performers. Previous events have included Anne McNulty, Gecko Theatre, Michael Grandage Company, Prodigal Theatre and Wildworks Have access to a host of resources including green screen and motion-capture facilities
Focusing on practical skills, you'll learn from working industry professionals while studying voice and speech, textual analysis, physical expression and behavior, and imaginative and real interactions with space, set and design. You'll also study collaborative and ensemble approaches to creative acting and performing Year one During your first year, you'll study physical, vocal and textual techniques, develop character creation skills and storytelling, and learn acting and performance theories and practices. In this way, you'll prepare for studio-based and context-based acting rehearsals and technical instruction. Modules The Actor’s Instrument Performance, Culture & Contexts Acting & Story The Expressive Actor Contemporary Performance Practices & Concepts Acting & Character Year two You'll improve your physical and vocal skills with practical acting training, and grow your conceptual and critical skills in research and performance theories. As well as working on a group production, you'll have the chance to learn skills for media, such as digital, radio and voiceover. Following this, you'll use film and television scripts to pursue advanced acting for camera techniques Modules Performing in Recorded Media Acting & Contemporary Performance The Integrated Actor Acting & Classical Performance Screen Acting Skills Acting and the Audience: Production 1 Year three: You’ll be responsible for finding your own placement, with support from the RealWORKS employability team. Choosing this option will enhance your industry experience and skills while studying. How you’ll study during your placement year You’ll spend time working in a professional context, as part of a business or organisation. This can be in one role, or up to three, and must be for a minimum of 24 weeks. You’ll develop in-demand workplace skills, deepen your insight into industry and grow your network of contacts, all of which could help you get ahead in your career after graduation. Throughout this year, you’ll develop a portfolio of work that includes critical self-reflection on what has been learned from the experience. You’ll be required to evidence your experiences, the skills you’ve learned and your professional growth. Year four Tackling a full-scale screen-acting project, you'll produce high-production-value material for your showreel. You'll turn research and core techniques into a solo performance project, and put on a full-scale public performance to be shown at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) festival. Using your knowledge of both practice and theory, you'll produce an essay about your acting and performance interests. You'll also grow your industry knowledge through masterclasses, guest speakers and practitioners. Modules Screen Acting Project Show in a Bag: Solo Performance Project The Thinking Practitioner: Student-led Research Professional Preparation Acting and the Audience: Production 2 The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.
Practical assessment includes: Showings Performances Workshops Studio-based practice Showreels Voicereels Final-year major performance showcase Written assessment includes: Literature reviews Essays Portfolios Final-year dissertation (extended essay) on a research or practice-based topic of choice
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Through the award of international scholarships, we aim to support academic enrichment by encouraging diversity and excellence at Falmouth. For details of our international scholarships, and how to apply for them, please visit our website at www.falmouth.ac.uk.
If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||An (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening|
|Trinity ISE||A minimum of Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components is required.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||A minimum on the Cambridge English scale of 169 is required|
|PTE Academic||55||A minimum score in the Pearson Academic Test of English of 55 overall is required, with a minimum of 51 in all four components.|
If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
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Fees and funding
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