University of Sunderland

Screen Performance University of Sunderland Degree level: Undergraduate


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TEF Silver

University of Sunderland has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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Perfect performance for TV, film, radio or voiceover. Equip yourself with technical ability, and master audition and pitching skills. Gain experience that will launch a media career in front and behind the camera or microphone.

Explore the practical, theoretical and contextual aspects of the highly specialist areas of screen performance with this exciting new course. You will learn the insider skills and techniques for Television, Film and Radio and master industry standards and conventions alongside practitioners and leading researchers. We’ll guide you through the different genres of screen performance such as drama, comedy, soap opera and factual reportage.

Preparing you for your career is at the heart of this course. You’ll develop key industry skills and techniques and gain professional practice in areas which have been identified as ‘skill gaps’ by industry practitioners, e.g. multi-camera acting and directing, story-lining, project management, acting for green screen and acting/presenting for live broadcast, which is not currently offered by any other UK university.

You can specialise as you progress and you’ll have the opportunity to pick up modules from across our performing arts and digital production offer. Working alongside students from other programmes, you’ll share knowledge and expertise that replicate industry projects. You’ll build a profile on our internal Sunlight casting website, so you can learn and practice industry standards and conventions.

Course details


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Assessment method

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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 120 points
A level BBC - BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM - DDM
GCSE/National 4/National 5 We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language; or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

If you have previously studied an HNC, HND, Foundation Degree or started a degree elsewhere in a relevant subject you may gain direct entry to join this course at Stage 2 or 3.

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Additional entry requirements


Audition/interview maybe required for this course

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,880 Credit
England £4,880 Credit
Northern Ireland £4,880 Credit
Scotland £4,880 Credit
Wales £4,880 Credit

Additional fee information

Tuition fees for part-time students are £4,880 per 120 credits.

Provider information

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University of Sunderland
Edinburgh Building, City Campus
Chester Road

Course contact details

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