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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary

  • Develop high-level skills as an actor and performer.
  • Research, plan and execute professional-standard performances across a range of media.
  • Create a digital portfolio to showcase your work.
  • Engage with communities and challenge real-world issues.
  • Take part in our final-year degree showcase festival.
Hone your craft through specialist modules in applied theatre, acting with texts, or comic performance. You’ll master production processes and apply your learning by creating and starring in your own public performances. You’ll also work with our external partners, helping to challenge global issues, through our Change Makers Festival. Find out more about acting and performance courses, facilities and student projects on the SHU performance website. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. You’ll take part in interactive lectures, seminars and practical workshops led by creative professionals, practitioners and expert academics. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with industry partners on ‘live brief’ projects. As you develop experience, you’ll create a professional portfolio designed to prepare you for a range of careers – whether that’s in the creative industries, drama education or postgraduate study and training. You learn through
  • acting and performing
  • taking part in production projects
  • practical workshops
  • attending performances
  • work-based learning
  • independent study
  • real-life projects for external clients
  • interactive lectures and seminars
  • extracurricular activities, including theatre and performance productions
**Applied learning Live projects** We work with a range of local theatres, filmmakers, performance companies and arts organisations on live briefs and production projects. Recent industry collaborators include Sheffield Theatres, Forced Entertainment, The Sheffield Creative Guild, Theatre Delicatessen, Stand and Be Counted, DINA, John Godber and Doppelgangster. Staff often produce performances for local and international festivals – and invite students to take part in them, giving you the chance to work alongside professionals. In recent years students have participated in Off the Shelf Festival, the Venice Biennale, The Melbourne Fringe Festival, Season for Change, and Woodland Trust’s Tree Charter. We also collaborate with Hallam’s Department of Film and Media Production to create additional screen acting opportunities for you to take part in. *Field trips * Throughout the course you'll have the opportunity to go on a wide range of trips. We're ideally located close to Sheffield Theatres and regularly see performances there. You'll also travel to see work in other cities in the north, nationwide and where possible internationally. In previous years students have attended international theatre festivals in Prague, Venice, Berlin and Paris. *Networking opportunities * We have excellent links to local actors, companies and venues – which we encourage you to take advantage of. These include Sheffield’s Equity Branch, the Making Room network at Sheffield Theatres and the Sheffield Creative Guild, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet, talk with and work alongside people from the industry. Find out more about our Acting and Performance course, from opportunities and student experiences.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Module Change Makers' Festival 60 Module Advanced Acting Techniques 20 Drama In Education & The Community 20 Foreign Language 20 Making Comedy 20 Performance Lab 20

Assessment method

Coursework Practical


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
D033
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

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

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/film-and-performance/ba-honours-acting-and-performance-1-year-topup/


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK students starting this course in 2022/2023 are £9,250 per year. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £15,860 per year.
Acting and Performance at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS