The BA Acting programme at Leeds Conservatoire offers rigorous, practical, conservatoire training for a career as a professional actor. Through practical skills training and individualised artistic development, you will acquire the skills to sustain a career as a working artist in theatre, television, film and recorded media - serving the performance industry now and in shaping its future. Over three years you develop your skills in acting, movement, voice and performance-based research. Training is practical, physical and intensive. You are required to be fearless, as you acquire new skills and challenge those you arrived with. Training includes ensemble skills classes, 1-1 coaching, skills in context, seminars and rehearsals; culminating in a final year season of performance that serves as an industry introduction. Storytelling is a collaborative artform and collaboration is at the core of all we do at Leeds Conservatoire. Acting students spend their first weeks of training developing an ensemble practice that transforms a cohort into a collaborative theatre company. Throughout training, students are given the opportunity to collaborate with theatres, creative partners and leading artists in the region. We actively encourage cross programme collaboration with artists from other disciplines. Our ambition is for students to establish a creative network in training, originate live performance and take both with them into the profession.
This course is a full-time, high-contact, vocational training programme which is taught in six academic terms over three years. Contact time averages 30 hours a week, across 30 teaching weeks. The course has two core strands; Skills Training and Artistic Development. Time assigned to each adjusts each year to promote the transition from learner to independent artist. All modules on the programme have been developed around key themes at each level: Self and other (Level 4) Style and Character (Level 5) Public performance and transition to the industry (Level 6) Year 1 (Level 4) Compulsory modules: Acting Skills: Acting Technique Acting Skills: Spoken and Sung Voice Acting Skills: Movement Acting Skills: Research for Performance Artistic Development: Self as an Artist Year 2 (Level 5) Compulsory modules: Acting Skills: Rehearsal Practices Acting Skills: Voice in Context Acting Skills: Movement in Context Artistic Development: Arts industry Project 1: New Work and Adaptation Project 2: Established Repertoire Year 3 (Level 6) Compulsory Modules: Artistic Development: Live Performance Artistic Development: Recorded Performance Artistic Development: Self in the Industry Module specifications can be found via the Leeds Conservatoire website: http://bit.ly/LC-Acting-UCAS
The course is assessed via practical assessments and performances, coursework, portfolios, technical tests, presentations and written work. Formal assessments tend to take place over a period at the end of each semester or the end of the year. There are a handful of assignments with deadlines halfway through a semester.
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
Please visit the international page on our website for further information: https://www.leedsconservatoire.ac.uk/courses/international-applicants/
Additional entry requirements: Applicants should also have achieved a minimum of three GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above. All applicants will be required to either attend an audition or submit a portfolio of work. Applicants may also be required to attend an interview. Please see https://www.leedsconservatoire.ac.uk/audition for up to date details of our audition process. English Language requirements: All applicants must meet the minimum English Language requirement, as set by the conservatoire. For UK applicants this is GCSE English Language at grade C/4. Equivalent qualifications, such as Functional Skills English Level 2 or National 5 English grade C, will also be accepted. For applicants that require a Student Visa to study in the UK, the standard requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5.
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