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Push boundaries and become a progressive actor in a highly creative, collaborative and supportive environment. Based in a vibrant, creative community, you’ll develop an in-depth range of acting techniques for theatre, performance and recorded media, with an emphasis on self-reflection and the skills needed to succeed as a 21st century actor in a fast-moving and developing industry. Our academic staff are all industry practitioners who will develop your individual talents and support you in creating your own work.
Focusing on industry practice, traditions and modern approaches, you’ll explore voice and language, physical expression, and imaginative and real interactions with space. You’ll also study affective, collaborative and ensemble approaches to creative acting and performing. Year one You’ll study physical, vocal and textual skills and techniques, develop character creation skills and storytelling, and learn acting and performance theories and practices. By developing performance skills and techniques, you’ll get ready for studio-based and context-based acting rehearsals and technical instruction. Modules The Actor’s Instrument Performance, Culture & Contexts Acting & Story The Expressive Actor Contemporary Performance Practices & Concepts Acting & Character Year two You'll improve your physical and vocal skills with acting training, and develop your conceptual and critical skills in research and performance theories. On top of developing a group production, you’ll have the chance to learn skills for media like digital, radio and voiceover. You can then use TV and film scripts to move on to more advanced acting for camera techniques. Modules Performing in Recorded Media Acting & Contemporary Performance The Integrated Actor Acting & Classical Performance Screen Acting Skills Acting and the Audience: Production 1 Year three With a full-scale screen acting project, you’ll produce high production value material for your showreel. You’ll turn research and core techniques into a solo performance project, and put on a full-scale public performance to be shown at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) festival. Using your practical and theoretical exploration and research, you’ll produce an essay about your acting and performance interests. You'll also grow your industry knowledge through masterclasses, guest speakers and practitioners. Modules Screen Acting Project Show in a Bag: Solo Performance Project The Thinking Practitioner: Student-led Research Professional Preparation Acting and the Audience: Production 2 The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. 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.
Practical assessment includes: Showings Performances Workshops Studio-based practice Showreels Voicereels Final-year major performance showcase Written assessment includes: Literature reviews Essays Portfolios Final-year dissertation (extended essay) on a research or practice-based topic of choice
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|Campus name||Penryn Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
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. Through the award of international scholarships, we aim to support academic enrichment by encouraging diversity and excellence at Falmouth. For details of our international scholarships, and how to apply for them, please visit our website at www.falmouth.ac.uk.
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 120 points||A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications, such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma, or current, relevant experience. Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, is a minimum language requirement for all applicants. Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed on your chosen course. Please contact the Applicant Services team for advice if you are predicted UCAS points below this range, or if you have questions about the qualifications or experience you have.|
|A level||We welcome A Levels in a wide range of subjects, especially in those relevant to the course for which you apply.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points|
|Access to HE Diploma||60 credits (with a minimum of 45 credits achieved at level 3) in a relevant subject.|
|Scottish Higher||A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points|
|AS||We may consider a standalone AS in a relevant subject, if it is taken along with other A Levels and if an A Level has not been taken in the same subject. However, you will not be disadvantaged if you do not have a standalone AS subject as we will not ordinarily use them in our offers.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points, when combined with a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points from the Supporting Qualifications|
|Extended Project||Acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points|
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 Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you must take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) to fulfil government visa requirements, or have a recognised language test approved and vouched for by the University. 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 http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||An (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening|
|Trinity ISE||A minimum of Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components is required.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||A minimum on the Cambridge English scale of 169 is required|
|PTE Academic||55||A minimum score in the Pearson Academic Test of English of 55 overall is required, with a minimum of 51 in all four components.|
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
English language support at Falmouth
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.