Nottingham College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Acting (ALRA) Foundation

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Course summary

This course is perfect if you have a talent and passion for acting and the performing arts and want to refine your skills further in preparation for drama school or university. The course programme has been designed in collaboration with The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) and leads to a recognised qualification, the Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Performing Arts. Our association with ALRA has allowed us to focus this course on the entry requirements of the most prestigious drama schools, and to provide substantially more contact time than equivalent qualifications. About the course You’ll learn and develop further skills in acting, voice, plus devising and producing theatre, through specialist classes and projects during the year. You’ll have the opportunity to experience live theatre both locally and nationally, reviewing performances to get a real taste of current industry trends. Industry experts will share their own professional know-how. You can expect tutors that have a wealth of industry experience and knowledge, providing the opportunity to explore different texts, periods and genres of theatre, and the opportunity to devise your own pieces. You’ll work with students from other courses to create performance material, giving you the chance to develop effective communication skills and confidence. New City Hub campus September 2020 is a very exciting time for the Performing Arts department as it moves to our new £58 million City Hub campus in Nottingham City Centre’s Canalside area with brand new, state of the art facilities. This includes a range of specially-designed rehearsal studios for both acting and dance, as well as a 200-seat theatre space with fully-functional wardrobe and workshop facilities and state of the art lighting and sound. In addition to this, students will have access to the TV studio in the nearby Adams Building, as well as a high- quality learning resource centre. View our website: www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk for the latest updates on this exciting new development. Assessment Assessment is continuous, being a combination of case studies, group projects, live briefs, peer review and time-constrained tasks. There are no examinations. Your career and progression After successfully completing this course, you could progress to the second year of our Foundation Degree in Acting (awarded by our partners Nottingham Trent University), apply to drama school or enter into employment. Recent Nottingham College students have gained places at prestigious institutions such as the Bristol Old Vic, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and the Arts Educational Schools.

Course details

Assessment method

Assessment is continuous, being a combination of case studies, group projects, live briefs, peer review and time-constrained tasks. There are no examinations.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeACT1
Institution code N30
Campus nameCity Hub
Campus codeA

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants from outside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) are advised to contact our International Office for advice and information before submitting their UCAS application. Please call +44 (0) 115 838 0527 or email: [email protected]


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Applicants will require a minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points. This should be from an NVQ Level 3 vocational qualification in acting (or a related performing arts discipline) or 3/4 A Levels (ideally including a performing arts subject) and/or substantial performing experience.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk/courses/acting-one-year-foundation-course-in-association-with-alra

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Applicants meeting the minimum entry requirement will be invited to attend an informal interview and audition and to asked to submit an example of academic writing.

Interview

Applicants meeting the minimum entry requirement will be invited to attend an informal interview and audition and to asked to submit an example of academic writing.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1
International £9500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

International fees for 2019-20 have not yet been confirmed. Please check on the College website or contact the International Office for further information.
Acting (ALRA) Foundation at Nottingham College - UCAS