Awarded by: University of the West of England, Bristol
This BA Hons level programme provides students with advanced level skills and knowledge in Acting for all media including Theatre, Television, Film and radio.
It is a predominantly vocational course with high contact hours concentrating on core skills in Acting, Voice, Movement and Singing in the first year, followed by three community tours to school and theatre audiences in the second year.
The final year consists of three full productions in theatres and other venues within Bristol.
Students also produce high quality short films and broadcast radio standard pieces for showreel and promotional purposes. A London Showcase in front of industry professionals is an annual event.
Core classes in technical skills are maintained throughout the second and final years alongside industry specific training in professional development and audition skills.
The ethic of the ensemble runs throughout the three years.
The opportunity to work with professionally recognised directors such as Sally Cookson, Tom Morris and Bill Alexander is hugely beneficial to the future employment prospects of the students and in recent times students have progressed to work at the major theatre playing houses including The National, the RSC and the Royal Court as well as feature in major roles within Film and Television productions both in the United Kingdom and America.
Please note: this course is only open to those who are ordinarily resident in the EU/UK. This course is NOT open for international applications.
Please note: All applicants must be aged 18 or over at the start of the course.
Please note: Regional Locations; Leeds, Glasgow, Newcastle and Belfast fill up fast, please apply early. Once full all applicants will have to come to Bristol for their audition.
Applications - further details
We will only accept one application per applicant, per year.
We will not accept applications if you have previously applied in four or more consecutive years.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
1 October 2019
During the application and audition process, you must select which instrument(s) you wish to specialise in for the duration of your course. On this course, you can choose from the following options:
Only one instrument is studied. It may be possible to study a further instrument formatively, but this will not contribute towards the qualification.
For all courses, you must select at least one specialism from the 'primary' list. For those studying primary/secondary pathways, two instruments may be selected – one from the 'primary' list and one from the 'secondary' list. Joint pathway students may select any two instruments from either list.
This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course.
Each module is worth a specified number of credits: All modules are compulsory, enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests.
Module Number: UATPA3-40-1 - Module Name: Specialised Vocal Development
Module Number: UATPA4-40-1 - Module Name: Specialised Physical Development
Module Number: UATPA5-40-1 - Module Name: Specialised Acting and Performance Techniques
Optional Modules: There are no optional modules for this stage of this award.
Interim Award: Cert HE Professional Acting
Credit requirements: 120 from the above specific level 1 modules.
Module Number: UATPA6-30-2 - Module Name: Children's Theatre (Touring)
Module Number: UATPA8-30-2 - Module Name: Theatre in Education Touring
Module Number: UATPA9-30-2 - Module Name: Community Theatre (Touring)/ Supporting Performance/Understudy
Module Number: UATA94-30-2 - Module Name: Radio & Television Production
Optional Modules: There are no optional modules for this stage of this award
Interim Award: Dip HE Professional Acting
Credit requirements 240 from the above specific Level 1 and Level 2 modules.
Module Number: UATPB3-40-3 - Module Name: Main House Public Productions
Module Number: UATPB4-20-3 - Module Name: Radio and Television Production 2
Module Number: UATPB5-30-3 - Module Name: Showcase Productions – Bristol/London
Module Number: UATPB6-30-3 - Module Name: Self-Presentation/Marketing/Career Management
Award: BA Hons Professional Acting
Credit requirements: BA Hons - 360 credits
Students are assessed through ongoing monitoring, analysis and feedback on their classes, workshops, rehearsal processes and performance skills and through the assimilation of the guidance and informed judgements of an extensive range of internal and external professional practitioners and potential employers.
Assessment also focuses on the development of self-reliance, intellectual and emotional engagement and initiative in creating growth.
Written career strategy work is assessed on the basis of thoroughness of research, demonstration of assimilation and understanding and clarity, accuracy and practicality.
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
*If you are an international applicant, or you are applying for a postgraduate course, or are choosing certain audition locations, the 'on time' deadline may be later in the year - please contact the conservatoire directly.
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Bristol Old Vic Theatre School|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
For an Honours degree course you normally need two A-levels or the equivalent, such as a BTECDiploma or Extended Diploma; IB (International Baccalaureate); or Access to Higher Education Diploma. For foundation courses, you normally need one A-level, or equivalent.
Students who achieve the UCAS Tariff points required (and have passed an English Language qualification) almost always have gained qualifications which meet our minimum entry requirements
Entry onto this course is subject to a successful audition.
In the event of a successful audition, applicants may be invited for a further interview prior to being made an offer.
Remote audition recordings may be accepted in the event that you cannot attend an audition in person.
|Location||On-time Fee||Late Fee|
|Newcastle Upon Tyne||£50||£50|
|Location||On-time Fee||Late Fee|
|Belfast||No fee charged|
|Bristol||No fee charged|
|Glasgow||No fee charged|
|Leeds||No fee charged|
|Newcastle Upon Tyne||No fee charged|
Audition Process We currently operate a two stage process for admission. The first is a 15 minute preliminary audition, if you are successful you will be required to come back for a recall workshop. Preliminary auditions are normally held between November and April. Recalls are normally held between January and June. Details are below; Each preliminary audition lasts for roughly fifteen minutes At your audition, you will be required to present: - A speech from a classical English play (written before 1800 - Elizabethan, Jacobean, Restoration or Eighteenth Century – Shakespeare is always appropriate). - A piece in prose from a modern play (written in the 20th or 21st Centuries). - A short, unaccompanied song – we suggest avoiding contemporary pop songs. On top of this you will be given; - A short piece of Sight Reading prose – to be provided when you arrive, therefore you may wish to arrive earlier to prepare for this. Each piece should last no longer than 2 minutes; if you exceed this time limit you will be stopped. For the song, you may wish to perform a verse and chorus from your chosen piece. If you are successful you will be asked to come back for a recall workshop, which is an all day workshop from 9am - 6pm. The workshops are held on a different date than your preliminary audition, therefore you will have to prepare to come back to the school at a later date for the workshop. Please note that we are unable to offer feedback on audition or interview.
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|