Acting at Falmouth University - UCAS

Course summary

Designed to create fearless, connected and imaginative artists who are employable, knowledgeable and industry ready as actors and makers for both theatre and film. This course enables your confident transition into the industry as a professional actor and maker. Through training on Fourth Monkey’s BA (Hons) Acting degree you can expect to develop the skills and capabilities that will empower you to build a sustainable career as an actor and artist for stage, screen, and the digital world. Studying over three years on Fourth Monkey’s BA (Hons) Acting degree will provide you with an opportunity to develop professional level performance skills as an actor and maker with training drawn from a breadth of established international practices. This approach fosters confident, professional, and employable actors ready for the industry. It will also allow you to integrate these skills with a capacity to create and realise your own process as a creative artist for stage, screen and the digital world. The 21st century actor requires the capacity to adapt their performance across varying and emerging media, engage creatively in generating text and performance opportunities, and interpret existing material. Entrepreneurship and the ability to actively identify, shape and capitalise work opportunities within a rapidly changing and largely freelance job market has become a vital quality for the successful actor and this sustainable philosophy is central to our training pedagogy. Through the training on this course, you will foster and develop your curiosity, creativity and confidence to become an independent and adaptable performer with the skills to develop and sustain a long and diverse career. The three-year mode of study will allow you to engage intensively and holistically with your training whilst allowing additional space for organic growth and maturity within your craft, as you work as a professional from day one. It will also afford you multiple opportunities to apply and test your skills in a performance rich programme with the guidance of experienced directors, practitioners and industry specialists. This course is taught at Fourth Monkey in London, and awarded by Falmouth University


Fourth Monkey’s BA (Hons) Acting degree was designed by professional and experienced actors, directors, theatre makers, practitioners and scholars who are passionate about actor training and have a wealth of contemporary experience both nationally and internationally. Your course continues to be driven, taught and shaped by their first hand and diverse contact with the industry and their up-to-date understanding of the pertinent and most relevant disciplines vital for a creative and sustainable professional career within the contemporary industry. It is our intention for you as an individual to be celebrated and to thrive and through rigorous actor training, self-exploration and performance excellence you will ‘learn by doing’ in a range of classes, masterclasses and performance seasons that will guide you to being industry ready in two years with the ability to ACT, MAKE, MOVE and COLLABORATE. Throughout your training you will work practically in the studio and in a schedule of varied classes throughout the week. This ensures that you are consistently engaging holistically across your skillset to develop and sustain the capacity, dexterity, and performance fitness (mental and physical) required for professional acting work, and congruent with the life of an actor / theatre maker. Alongside introductions to key artistic, socio-political, and philosophical principles, there are numerous in-camera and public performance opportunities within our theatre, on film and at other sites, including a West End venue for your final year industry showcase. The ethos of this BA (Hons) Acting course is to afford opportunity for everyone to develop their own expressive and interpretive skills as an actor who seeks out physical and emotional truth in all they do. You will graduate with the necessary skills to work in classical and contemporary theatre, television, film, radio and the digital world, as well as being an accomplished artist in your own right as a maker of your own work. Students are entitled to full Equity status upon graduation and qualify for inclusion on Graduate Spotlight as a key part of their professional progression to industry in the final year of study. Level 4 Modules - Core Principles & Application: Discovering What Moves Me... Play! Who Am I? Technique Into Performance Expressive Exploration Creating My Own Work Level 5 Modules - Expansion & Professional Perspectives: Widening Technical Practice Performance Projects Professional Preparation Contemporary Techniques Integrated Performance Level 6 Modules - Industry Facing... & Velocity!: Contemporary Industry Season & Showcase Professional & Media Portfolio Creative Classical Project Experimental Performance Project ENHANCEMENT ACTIVITIES (BOOTCAMP!) Alongside the practical training within the core modules, you also have enhancement opportunities which surround the core delivery within the study blocks in the form of bootcamps. These opportunities serve to focus you physically and mentally for the term ahead, encourage our multi-disciplinary ethos, widen your perspective and enhance your engagement with the profession. These sessions will sometimes include practical / physical skills which are assessed for a qualification outside the degree e.g. Stage Combat, guest workshops or Q & A sessions / masterclasses from visiting professionals. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We regret that this course is not available to international applicants who would require a Student Visa. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

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Qualification requirements

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA

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Acting at Falmouth University - UCAS