We offer training that prepares actors with vocal and instrumental skills for rehearsal, performance, production, interdisciplinary creation, and industry engagement. Using innovative and traditional practitioner approaches within scenarios designed to stretch and challenge you, you will expand psychological and physical processes to hone and fine tune your acting methodology. You will increase your instrumentation and compositional skills, improve physical stamina, strength, and flexibility, gaining aptitudes in singing, vocal resonance, movement, and the amalgamation of all skills to generate a unique contemporary performer. You will collaborate with external professionals and students from other disciplines to realise full, professional-scale productions. You also develop self-employment, enterprise and interpersonal skills. This course is not yet approved and will be subject to validation for 2023 entry
Year 1: The Actor's Preparation: Acting & Musical Principles/ The Actor's Preparation: Acting & Musical Principles II/ The Actor's Preparation: Acting & Musical Principles III/ The Actor's Preparation: Artistic Practice I // Year 2: The Actor's Process: Musical Project Performance I/ The Actor's Process: Musical Project Performance II/ The Actor's Process: Musical Project Performance III/ The Actor's Process: Artistic Practice II/ // Year 3: The Actor's Practice: Professional Musical Production I/ The Actor's Practice: Professional Musical Production II/ The Actor's Practice: Professional Musical Production III/ The Actor's Practice: Artistic Practice III
Your assessment takes place during practical classes and rehearsals, performances and your reflective tasks. Overall, assessment is based on applications of technique in performance situations, either in front of an audience or in workshops. The coursework element is focussed on your future career, your working environment and critical life skills. In your third year you undertake an optional practical or written research project. Again, career focussed and chosen by you.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Mature applicants (aged 21+): if you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis. The Acting (Musicianship) programme does not require applicants to have attained a recognised grade standard on their instrument(s). At audition applicants will be assessed on their playing, sight-reading and harmony ability (please note voice is not considered an instrument for the purposes of enrolling upon this course) to ensure the required level to successfully undertake the training is demonstrated.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
You need to meet our English language requirement - a minimum of IELTS 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). We also accept other English language examination equivalents.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|