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The BA (Hons) Acting programme provides the necessary experience and skills to train as a professional actor working on stage and screen.
Based in the Manchester School of Theatre, at the University's hub for theatre, culture and media, the Acting course enjoys very strong links with many of the region's key employers including BBC, Granada, Royal Exchange Theatre, Contact Theatre, HOME and The Lowry. This course is taught by tutors with a wealth of experience as practitioners, researchers and educators.
Former students have gone on to highly successful careers in film, television and theatre and graduates include Sir Anthony Sher, Julie Walters CBE, David Threlfall, John Bradley, Richard Griffiths, Bernard Hill, Steve Coogan, John Thomson, Noreen Kershaw, Amanda Burton and Adam Kotz.
With regular input from visiting professional practitioners, the course aims to nurture instinctive ability in an environment that allows for the development of new skills while simultaneously enabling you to recognise particular strengths and abilities.
Workshops, classes, seminars and public performances are designed to synthesise component skills that include voice, movement, acting, textual analysis and research.
Workshops, classes, seminars and public performances are designed to synthesise component skills that include voice, movement, acting, textual analysis and research. The course aims to nurture instinctive ability in an environment that allows for the development of new skills whilst simultaneously enabling you to recognise particular strengths and abilities. In Year 1, your study units will include movement and voice, ensemble work, acting technique and scene study. Year 2 will include experimental and devised theatre, Shakespeare, acting for camera, stage combat and singing. Year 3 is performance-based and you will work with both staff and guest directors from across Europe in preparation for a series of fully realised public performances in the School’s own Capitol Theatre. Students are also trained to act for radio and take part in the annual Showcase event and festivals at London’s Globe Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||112 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design). A Level General Studies is not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D*|
GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered.
Audition required. The course is highly competitive and you may be called back to a second or even third audition. There is a charge for the first audition.
Please note the University does not accept deferred applications or advanced entry applications for this course.
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