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Course summary

Push boundaries to become a progressive actor in a highly creative and collaborative environment. Based in a vibrant, supportive community, you’ll develop an in-depth range of practical acting techniques for theatre, performance and recorded media. Throughout this innovative acting degree, you’ll learn the skills needed to succeed as a 21st Century performer in a fast-moving industry. Supporting you will be practising staff, who’ll nurture your individual talents, encourage self-reflection and develop your approach to work as an actor. You will: Learn, develop and apply acting techniques and approaches as you are prepared for a professional career Engage with current working professional practitioners through practical sessions and intensive performance projects Collaborate with students within AMATA as well as those specialising in film, television and games, gaining industry-relevant training Showcase your work through live and digital performances Benefit from AMATA’s year-round performance programme, which attracts world-class artists and performers. Previous events have included Anne McNulty, Gecko Theatre, Michael Grandage Company, Prodigal Theatre and Wildworks Have access to green screen and motion-capture facilities, along with a host of other resources

Modules

Focusing on practical skills, you'll learn from working industry professionals while studying voice and speech, textual analysis, physical expression and behavior, and imaginative and real interactions with space, set and design. You'll also study collaborative and ensemble approaches to creative acting and performing Year one During your first year, you'll study physical, vocal and textual techniques, develop character creation skills and storytelling, and learn acting and performance theories and practices. In this way, you'll prepare 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 practical acting training, and grow your conceptual and critical skills in research and performance theories. As well as working on a group production, you'll have the chance to learn skills for media, such as digital, radio and voiceover. Following this, you'll use film and television scripts to pursue 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 Tackling 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 knowledge of both practice and theory, 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.

Assessment method

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


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W410
Institution code:
F33
Campus name:
Penryn Campus
Campus code:
P

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

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.

Entry requirements

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 http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
Trinity ISEA minimum of Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components is required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2A minimum on the Cambridge English scale of 169 is required
PTE Academic55A 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

https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/international/english-language-support


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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Fees and funding

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