Our Acting degree trains you to become a versatile and employable voice, film and stage actor.
- Prepare for a portfolio career. Train as an actor who can work across a range of media including theatre, screen, radio and voiceover.
- Perform and create with professional venues and organisations including Ustinov Studios, The Rondo Theatre and Bath Festivals.
- Build the skills, experience and resilience necessary to become a professional in the industry.
Year one The first year introduces you to the key practitioners and processes that underpin actor training. You’ll learn about the connections between composition, rehearsal, research and performance, and develop skills such as:
- script analysis
- breaking down a scene
- researching the world of the play
- interpreting character
- exploring subtext
- devising your own work.
You’ll be assessed through a variety of methods including:
- self-reflective journals
- vivas (where you talk about your work)
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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