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Acting University of Chichester Degree level: Undergraduate

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BA (Hons) Acting is a performance programme taught by leading theatre and performing arts professionals, training you in key acting styles and contexts. You will produce and perform in shows with established scripts and create original works, while also developing highly relevant professional contacts that set you up for demanding, diverse and flexible careers in the professional theatre and drama industry. “I increasingly find I am meeting Chichester graduates doing brilliant things – working at festivals, curating events, performing and developing work.” Mary Osborn, Assistant Artists' Advisor and Programme Coordinator

Course details

Modules

At Level Four (first year), students engage in a rigorous programme of skills and technique, where classes in movement, dance and voice are complimented by textual and contextual acting workshops across four main performance projects: narrative, physical and visual theatre, text and cultural identity. Level Five (second year) is focused on two major performance projects, involving writing and developing text for performance and classical performance for a contemporary audience. Optional modules include clowning, script writing, body-based performance, site-based performance and theatre-in-education. Level Six (final year) is about preparation for the professional world. You take part in a range of exciting performance events: a solo performance; a small-cast devised play and a major external performance of text. You will engage in a programme of professional development, which runs alongside a structured showcase of your work and allows your final studies to merge into a professional


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 W401
Institution code C58
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma M: 12 credits

Additional entry requirements

Audition

The audition has 4 parts:

1. Movement class: Please come in clothes suitable for a movement session.

2. Speeches: We ask you learn two short contrasting speeches. These should be no longer than one minute each. One should be a classical speech, the other from a published modern play.

3. Interview: Please research a local OR national OR international cultural event e.g. a story from your local newspaper, an event like the London 2012 Olympics or the Brexit referendum.
Be prepared to discuss:
a) why this event is significant to you
b) your ideas for directing an imaginary new play based on this event. Think about where you might perform the play, what it might look like and who the ‘characters’ might be.

4. Workshop: You will take part in a workshop with other candidates and current students exploring approaches to devising and performing.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0
PTE Academic 50.0

The standard entry requirement for this programme is IELTS 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5. However, you can begin your 3-year degree programme with IELTS 5.5. Our International Route allows you to take 4 credit-bearing modules in International English Studies (IES) as part of your first year studies. This means you study 4 modules in your chosen subject and 4 in International English. The IES Modules allow you to focus on personal language development and your use of English as an academic language. Then, at the end of your first year, you’ll have all the necessary language skills to transfer to full study of your main subject. If you have an IELTS score under 5.5 you can still begin a 3-year degree programme with us. In this case we provide a 5 or 10 week intensive Presessional Programme in English language and academic skills. For the 10 week Programme you’ll need IELTS 4.5, and IELTS 5.0 for the 5 week Programme.

Further details of our international entry requirements can be found on our website.

https://www.chi.ac.uk/international/entry-requirements/undergraduate-study-babscfdafdsc


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £13,000 Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Fees may be subject to change according to any changes by government.

Provider information

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University of Chichester
Bishop Otter Campus
College Lane
Chichester
PO19 6PE


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01243 816001


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