This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year.
- This course aims to produce physically and vocally versatile, creative and employable performers.
- Over three years in our prestigious acting course, you work with our dedicated staff in a variety of genres and repertoires, from classical to contemporary.
- Innovative collaborations with Theatre Production, Music, and Film, Television and Digital Production students will enrich your experience.
- Work with directors, practitioners and industry professionals in both live performance and recorded media.
- Develop professional working relationships and vital networking skills.
- Please note that this course doesn't offer deferred entry. If you wish to be considered for 2021/22 entry, you'll need to apply in the following year's UCAS cycle.
Year one introduces you to the key practitioners and processes that underpin actor training. Technical classes will develop professional-level movement, vocal and comedic skills that will enable you to work effectively both as an individual and as a member of an ensemble. Year two develops the interpretation, analysis and performance of text. Equally, as an actor/creator, you’ll develop an understanding and application of a range of theatrical approaches to make meaningful and imaginative work of your own. Year three is your apprentice year. You become a member of OnSet productions, a professional company that produces work across a range of live and recorded media. Skills classes prepare you for entry into industry; you’ll develop a professional profile involving digital and personal presentation skills, headshot, CV, audition technique, casting breakdowns and self-taping. For more information please refer to our website.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 4
Speech & Drama qualifications or evidence of experience in performing arts outside of formal education will also be considered from applicants who have not studied Acting or Drama qualifications.
Additional entry requirements
We invite all eligible candidates to attend an audition. Auditions begin at 9am and run to around 5pm. There are seven elements to the day: Brief welcome Movement workshop Text workshop Monologue presentations Q&A about the programme Campus tour Interview Candidates must prepare a contemporary monologue. You’ll receive further information if you are invited to audition. The audition panel consider the academic reference, academic qualifications and personal statement of each candidate, as well as the work in the sessions. In the interview, the workshops and monologue presentation elements are considered and the panel score each candidate against the following criteria: Responsiveness to ideas and direction; Creativeness of responses; Spontaneity demonstrated in tasks; Proficiency of skills; Depth of comprehension; and Approachability. Overseas students must present two contrasting monologues on a region 2 format DVD or via the internet in Windows or Quicktime compatible video. The monologues should be performed and recorded for the specific purposes of audition and not be edited work from other videos. The panel will also interview the candidate via phone or Skype. We do not charge a fee for auditions.
Included as part of formal audition programme.
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Whole course|