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Course summary

BA (Hons) Acting is a performance programme taught by leading theatre and performing arts professionals, training you in key acting styles and contexts. You will produce and perform in shows with established scripts and create original works, while also developing highly relevant professional contacts that set you up for demanding, diverse and flexible careers in the professional theatre and drama industry. Our annual Acting Showcase events allow our final year students to display their abilities to industry professionals and help them find agents. Alongside your performance skills you will develop ability to critically understand theatre spaces, productions, texts, and cultures, as well as explore the concepts of modernism, romanticism, and post-modernism within theatrical contexts. “I increasingly find I am meeting Chichester graduates doing brilliant things – working at festivals, curating events, performing and developing work.” Mary Osborn, Assistant Artists' Advisor and Programme Coordinator. Cycle week occurs annually on this course, where you will get the option to choose one of four areas to participate in or perform including solos, directing, workshops and productions. These projects allow you to showcase your talents and ideas in a supportive and collaborative environment, as well as gain experience in a variety of roles in putting on a production.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a range of assignments including practical and performance contexts. These assessments will include group and individual performances, directing exercises, presentations, creative installations, and essays. During your degree you will be involved in at least twelve examined performances, including three major productions, over the three years. There are no formal exams.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W401
Institution code:
C58
Campus name:
Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Audition

The audition has 4 parts: 1. Movement class: Please come in clothes suitable for a movement session. 2. Speeches: We ask you learn two short contrasting speeches. These should be no longer than one minute each. One should be a classical speech, the other from a published modern play. 3. Interview: Please research a local OR national OR international cultural event e.g. a story from your local newspaper, an event like the London 2012 Olympics or the Brexit referendum. Be prepared to discuss: a) why this event is significant to you b) your ideas for directing an imaginary new play based on this event. Think about where you might perform the play, what it might look like and who the ‘characters’ might be. 4. Workshop: You will take part in a workshop with other candidates and current students exploring approaches to devising and performing.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No component less than 5.5
PTE Academic5050-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)79At least: 18 in Reading 17 in Listening 20 in Speaking 17 in Writing

Qualifications recognised for English language proficiency

https://www.chi.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
50%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15240 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15240 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Acting at University of Chichester - UCAS