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.
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
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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- Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
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
|IELTS (Academic)||6||No component less than 5.5|
|PTE Academic||50||50-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79||At least: 18 in Reading 17 in Listening 20 in Speaking 17 in Writing|
Qualifications recognised for English language proficiency
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|