Delve into the practical, artistic and academic aspects of acting and performance on our BA (Hons) Acting and Performance course at UCA Farnham, and become a confident and assured performer in front of the camera and on stage. We pride ourselves on giving you the complete package in a course that covers all the different aspects of the craft. And thanks to our close links with Farnham Maltings, you’ll benefit from the venue’s extensive resources, large performance spaces and network of arts professionals, as well as the opportunity to see live and screened performances. You’ll also make use of UCA Farnham’s extensive facilities – including its first-class Film and TV Centre, sound recording studios and film making equipment – and work collaboratively with fellow students on courses in Film Production, Music, Animation, Journalism, Media and Games Arts, ensuring you take your place in our vibrant and collaborative creative community. Related courses:
- BA (Hons) Film Production (with Professional Practice Year)
- BA (Hons) Design for Theatre and Screen (with Professional Practice Year)
- BA (Hons) Film and Screen Studies (with Professional Practice Year)
- BMus (Hons) Composition for Screen (with Professional Practice Year)
In your first year you'll examine the interconnection between stage and screen. The three perspectives and practice units integrate historical and theoretical enquiries by examining early cinema's relationship to theatrical traditions of the time and conversely contemporary theatre that incorporates film and digital techniques. Year 2 revolves around the themes of making stories and finding voices. The three perspective and practice units explore these themes across stage and screen. The final year is about 'making it your business'. Year 3 concentrates on addressing your needs in sustaining your career after graduation.
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
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
This course considers applicants for direct entry into year two. To enter directly into year two, you’ll need to have studied 120 credits in a similar subject area or have work experience equivalent to one year of study. Contact us to discuss your options: [email protected] or 01252 416110
For further information on how to apply to UCA: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/applying-to-uca/
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Additional entry requirements
An audition is required for this course. We’ll invite you to an Applicant Day where the audition will take place, or you can upload an online audition to your UCA Applicant Portal. Details will be provided once we've received your application.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5|
We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£16950*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
At UCA we have a number of scholarships and fee discounts available to assist you with the cost of your studies. Further details can be found via our Scholarships page: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/scholarships/ and our Financial Support page: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/fees-finance/financial-support/