Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Acting and Performance

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Course summary

TEF Silver

Sheffield Hallam University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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  • Develop your skills as an actor and performer
  • Create digital materials to showcase your work
  • Research, plan and execute a wide range of performances at a professional level
  • Use performance to engage with communities and challenge real-world issues.
You’ll be immersed in the creative process of making and presenting theatre and performance in a range of styles and across a range of platforms (such as stage, screen, audio and digital/new media). You will develop your acting skills and contribute to our own festival, The Change Makers Festival. How you learn On this practical course, you’ll take part in interactive lectures, seminars and workshops and have the opportunity to work with industry partners on live projects.At the end of your second year, you’ll travel abroad to see performances made and presented in a different context. You learn through
  • practical workshops
  • working in an ensemble
  • going to see performances
  • independent study
  • undertaking real-life projects for external clients
  • lectures and seminars
**Applied learning Work placements** In your second year, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with external partners, undertake a work placement or develop your own enterprise idea. You’ll work both independently and in groups, bringing your ideas to life in response to real briefs. Live projects We work with a range of local organisations (theatres, film makers, theatre companies and arts organisations) on live briefs, with staff often producing work for local festivals. You’ll be invited to participate in these projects, giving you the chance to work alongside industry professionals. Field trips We are ideally located close to Sheffield Theatres and regularly see performances there. You’ll also travel to see work in other cities in the north and nationwide. In your second year you’ll be able to go abroad to experience –and sometimes participate in – an international theatre festival. For this trip, we pay for the flights, accommodation and event tickets and ask students to pay for their own food and drink. Networking opportunities We have excellent links to local actors, companies and venues, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet and talk to people from the industry.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Compulsory modules Acting Ensemble 40 Media For Acting And Performance 40 Performance Commission 40 Year 2 Compulsory modules Acting With Texts 40 Bodies, Space, Performance 40 Ideas Into Action 40 Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year - Final year Compulsory modules Change Makers' Festival 60 Elective modules Advanced Acting Techniques 20 Drama In Education & The Community 20 Making Comedy 20 Performance Lab 20

Assessment method

Coursework Practical


How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice. Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or above at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/film-and-performance/ba-honours-acting-and-performance/full-time/2021

Additional entry requirements

Other

Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2021 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/2023 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK students starting this course in 2021/22 are £9,250 per year. Our tuition fees for International/EU students are also yet to be confirmed, however you can see the course page on the Sheffield Hallam Website for more information.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Acting and Performance at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS