Newcastle College University Centre

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Newcastle College Group

Acting and Performance Practice

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Course summary

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Tread the boards and prepare for a career in stage, TV or film, by combining practical performance training with academic and creative study. Whether you wish to perform, write or direct, this Acting and Performance Practice degree will help build your knowledge, your technique and your contacts. Perform at venues both on and off-campus and attend workshops from actors, directors and companies. You can join a classical acting group, take part in comedy nights and attend script labs to help develop your work. Benefit from strong links and opportunities to gain placements at companies such as Northern Stage, Alphabetti Theatre, Live Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company. As an Acting and Performance Practice student, you will benefit from strong links with local, national and international companies including Northern Stage, Zendeh, Open Clasp, Abandon Hope Alphabetti Theatre and Live Theatre. You will have the opportunity to gain performance placements with local companies and on-campus you will perform in front of paying audiences throughout your degree. On successful completion of this degree you may progress onto an appropriate Masters degree or a teaching qualification such as a PGCE. Alternatively, you will be ready to audition for roles on stage or in film and television.

Course details


.Year One: • Training Techniques • Creating Theatre • Staging Theatre • Physical Theatre • Voice • Work Related Learning • Academic Skills • Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning. Year Two: • Training Techniques • Acting for Camera • Alternative Practitioners • Staging Theatre • Work Based Learning • Professional Development. Year Three: • Alternative Performance Techniques • Modern Performance Techniques • Work Based Learning • Dissertation

Assessment method

Students are taught through Practical technique classes • Creative workshops • Seminars • Lectures • Classroom activity • Independent study • Self-directed training and rehearsal. Students are assessed through Practical demonstrations • Application of skills • Technique exercises • Practical tasks • Creative tasks • Reflective journals • Research project • Written essays • Reports • Creative and academic portfolio • Dissertation.

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 codeW410
Institution code N23
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
A level C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Scottish Higher C
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) MM
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Maths and English

Additional entry requirements


Applicants should contact [email protected]

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Acting and Performance Practice at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS