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Acting and Performance (UCA Farnham) University for the Creative Arts Degree level: Undergraduate

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BA (Hons) Acting and Performance, based at UCA Farnham, focuses on preparing actors to flourish, both on stage and screen. Using the camera as a teaching and learning tool, this course offers a uniquely creative springboard for a career in the performing arts.

With a bias towards finding your individual voice through writing and creating, and a dual emphasis on recorded and live performance, you’ll be immersed in learning the core acting skills of voice and movement, along with a range of techniques for camera, microphone and stage.

We’ll encourage you to draw on your own interests and background in your explorations and performances.

You’ll also be given the opportunity each year to develop your own ideas through self-directed and written performance, either in groups or as solo projects.

Our partnerships and connections with Farnham Maltings, a local theatre and performing arts venue, mean you’ll benefit from a network of professional theatre makers and extensive resources, including performance and rehearsal spaces.

On campus, you’ll also have access to rehearsal rooms, a cinema, TV studio, sound recording studios and film-making equipment.

You’ll graduate with an acting degree that encompasses all the practical, artistic and academic skills needed for a successful career in the competitive world of acting and performance. The course is practically based with a strong bias towards acting for camera.

We have a strong track record for producing BAFTA and Oscar winners from across our media disciplines. The Acting course has embraced these links and is able to draw on first-class film and TV studios at our Farnham campus.

You’ll be encouraged to work closely with peers on other courses, including Film Production, Music, Animation, Journalism, Media and Games Arts, ensuring you take your place in our vibrant and collaborative creative community.

Similar courses that we offer:

Acting - UCA Rochester

Course details

Modules

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

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W410
Institution code C93
Campus name Farnham
Campus code F

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

The majority of our courses require a portfolio and we consider the strength of our applicants’ portfolios, as well as their grades.

This means that whilst we have a standard entry criteria of 112 UCAS tariff points (64 UCAS points for 4 year courses) and a minimum of four GCSE passes (or equivalent) at grade A*-C and/or 4-9 including English, this should be used as a guide to what we accept.

The average tariff that our students achieve is significantly higher than this standard entry criteria but we also occasionally make offers which are lower to students with a strong portfolio, and those who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results.

We welcome applicants who are currently studying or have completed A-Levels, Extended Diplomas (BTEC and UAL), Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Access to Higher Education, Scottish Highers, and IB Diploma. We will consider other Level 3 qualifications on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

You can also check how many tariff points you have achieved using the UCAS Tariff calculator: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.uca.ac.uk

Additional entry requirements

Audition


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 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).

For more information on English Language Requirements, please visit our website:

https://www.uca.ac.uk/International-study/language-requirements-support/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £16,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note the International Fee will reduce to £15,600 if paid in one instalment prior to enrolment.

Provider information

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University for the Creative Arts
Falkner Road
Farnham
GU9 7DS


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01252 892883