Met Film School

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of West London

Screen Acting

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Course summary

BA (Hons) Screen Acting is a unique, practical, industry-focused degree course which will allow you to develop the skills necessary to become a professional screen actor. This course has been designed with industry professionals to reflect the real business of screen acting. Through a combination of lectures, seminars, reflective practice and self-directed learning, everything you learn will be put into practice through a wide range of practical, industry-focused exercises and productions. You will also collaborate with our filmmaking students who will create material which you will be involved in. You will leave the course with a showreel, headshots and CV. The course is divided into six learning themes which focus on a variety of screen acting forms and include collaborative productions with our filmmaking students as well as your own production opportunities. The themes are all woven into the modular structure of the course. These productions include Short Form, Episodic, Genre, Long Form and your Graduation project. We concentrate on employability right from the start and as a student and graduate of MetFilm School, you get access to our dedicated careers advice department, MetFilm Futures, who focus on supporting you and ensuring you develop the skills needed to succeed in the industry. MetFilm Futures host masterclasses and seminars, run career surgeries and competitions, and provide festival support, talent pools and job opportunities during your studies and after you graduate.

Course details

Modules

Core Modules & Learning Themes. Story and Script. In these modules, you will explore the fundamentals of good storytelling, create characters, understand how to write and analyse scripts and work with subtext. Character and Performance. These modules focus on the element of performance through the role of the character as well as the role of the director. You will develop your voice and movement skills, work with filmmaking students to learn directing skills and understand how to get a performance from an actor as a director. By analysing backstory and the psychology of characters, you will gain an understanding of how to create a three-dimensional performance. Acting Methods and Techniques. Throughout these modules, you will analyse notable theories and techniques of screen acting with particular focus on Stanislavski and Meisner. Your understanding of theory will be integrated into practice as you advance through the course from fundamental techniques to advanced skills like improvisation and ensemble work. Behind the Camera. Over the course of these modules, you will learn the processes and techniques of filmmaking, develop craft skills in areas such as directing and editing as well as be trained in basic camera, lighting and sound. You will enhance your understanding of the technical skills required in screen acting such as physicality within the frame, understanding shot sizes, speed and pace of turnaround depending on the form and working with the camera team. Editing will provide you with the skills to develop ‘self-tapes’, an essential part of your toolkit. Screen Business. These production modules will give you the opportunity to practice your presentation and audition techniques by putting yourself forward for acting roles in the collaborative productions from short form and episodic web series to feature film. Working with filmmaking students, you will enhance your understanding of production and professional practice. If preferred, you will have opportunities to work in production teams, create your own material including a genre piece, and create your own genre short film. Industry; You will develop your career ambitions through the course in pitching, presentations, auditions and castings and in later modules you will learn more advanced skills such as voice over techniques and combat skills as well as understanding how digital technology can inform your practice as a screen practitioner through motion capture for example.

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

Application codes

Course code:
W410
Institution code:
M73
Campus name:
Met Film School - London
Campus code:
L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applications deadline is 30 June. Find out more information for international students here: https://www.metfilmschool.ac.uk/admissions/international/ - LANGUAGE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS: Students applying for a visa via the Student Route must provide evidence of their English language ability. The following tests are satisfactory to demonstrate this: IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge PET, ESOL Skills for Life Level 1 and 2, Trinity Level 1. – IELTS – BA (Hons) Screen Acting: Students need to achieve an IELTS overall score of at least 7.0 with at least 6.5 in writing, 7.0 in listening, reading and speaking.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
50%
Student satisfaction
95%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £20000 Year 1
International £20000 Year 1
England £20000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £20000 Year 1
Scotland £20000 Year 1
Wales £20000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Screen Acting at Met Film School - UCAS