Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Acting and Performance

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Course summary

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BA (Hons) Acting and Performance scored 100% overall satisfaction for NSS 2020. BA (Hons) Acting and Performance provides the perfect blend between screen and stage, preparing you with the techniques, knowledge and experience to launch a fantastic performance career after graduation. You will be immersed in a balanced and stimulating programme of study of acting and performance, integrating theoretical and critical analysis and receiving up-to-date contemporary actors’ training alongside building essential skills, such as audition and interview techniques – ready to step up to the challenges of the industry. Optional modules also enable you to specialise in areas such as directing, teaching or applied theatre, broadening career pathways further. The course also offers opportunities to get involved in a wide range of recorded screen performance projects alongside live performance practice, enabling you to develop your acting skills in a friendly and nurturing environment. Thanks to the course teams close links with industry, you’ll have the chance to gain practical experience through working with local professional institutions; working on live briefs, auditions and work experience opportunities. These close links include The Mayflower Theatre, The Point Theatre Eastleigh and the Nuffield Theatre. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of student and professionally directed film projects to expand and develop your screen acting skills and produce a varied showreel. During your final year of study you will have the opportunity to participate in a showcase to help launch your introduction to the industry and establish networks to support your career development. As an acting and performance student you will have access to a wide range of resources to support your learning including professional HD cameras, radio suites, multi-camera studios, and professional theatre venues. You’ll also have the chance to work alongside our film and TV production students on live performance work, providing you with the unique opportunity to develop equally in screen and stage performance, helping to support your employability. Our academics work closely with industry to ensure that you receive the most up-to-date and relevant training for the contemporary performing arts. What does this course lead to? The broad nature of this degree prepares students for a career as an actor/performer for stage, screen or radio. Who is this course for? Solent’s acting and performance degree is ideally suited to students who want to develop a career in acting and performing arts, be it to develop your own company, or work with production companies on screen or stage. Applicants ideally will have some previous experience and/or qualifications in drama and will be required to present an audition.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Performance Practitioners and Techniques The Actor's Body and Voice Discovering Acting Performance Histories Directed Production Screen Practice and Performance YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Performance and Identity Acting and Performance - Live Brief Screen Acting Contemporary Theatre Theatre Production Monologues YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Final Major Project - Acting and Performance Research Project Screen Projects Actors Portfolio YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year) Performance Arts in Education Directing Music Theatre Stage Combat

Assessment method

The course is assessed via individual and group performances (live and recorded), presentations, portfolios, workshops, quizzes, devising and written assessments.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeWW47
Institution code S30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component-TOEFL is only valid for EU students or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University. The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course. Note to all international students requiring a visa: All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points From a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Extended Diploma or OCR Extended Diploma. For detailed information on accepted qualifications, please view our Course Entry Statement (https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/documents/course-entry-requirement-statement.pdf) Solent University is a proud champion of widening participation. For further information about our contextual offer, please visit our website (https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/what-next/contextual-offers) Do you have a strong audition portfolio but may not have the full academic entry requirements? If so, we would encourage you to apply and submit a virtual audition for consideration.
A level A minimum of 2 A Levels required if studying only A Levels, but can be used in conjunction with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits P: 15 credits 60 Credits with 45 M Level Credits and 15 P Level Credits
AS In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) MMM
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 - 31 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) In combination with other qualifications
HNC (BTEC) P - D
HND (BTEC) P - M
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate In combination with other qualifications

• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.

Additional entry requirements

Audition

UK applicants are required to attend audition. Applicants from outside the UK will be required to send electronic auditions.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)8080 overall with a minimum 19 in each individual component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13260 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Acting and Performance at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS