Awarded by: Southampton Solent University
This dynamic course combines academic study with creative and dramatic practice, providing essential professional skills, creative freedom and opportunities to build a live and recorded performance portfolio supporting opportunities to launch your career.
On this course, students are immersed in a stimulating programme of study, and will explore a whole host of themes, from performance techniques through to body and voice skills and approaches to stage and screen acting.
On the practical side, students have the opportunity to gain vast experience through various recorded and live performance projects, helping to develop acting and directing skills in a supportive environment. Alongside creative practice students build essential skills such as audition and interview techniques.
In their final year, students have the chance to participate in our London Showcase, providing the perfect opportunity to present themselves to the industry and develop professional networks that will help launch their career in the performing arts.
Drawing on our close industry links, students have the chance to get involved in live briefs and work/audition opportunities with professional theatres, including The Point Theatre, Eastleigh and the Nuffield Theatre. There is also the chance to work on student and professionally directed film projects to develop screen acting skills and produce a varied showreel. Students will also benefit from the broad knowledge and expertise of our course team.
Solent’s collaborative culture encourages performance and television and film production students to work collaboratively on recorded and live performance projects, including working with Solent TV, the University’s student-run online TV station.
A career in the performing arts demands versatility. Training in both screen and stage techniques will help equip you with the necessary skills needed to step up to the challenges of the industry and move into the ever-growing multi-media and mixed reality productions in the contemporary marketplace.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
16 September 2019
Year one: CORE UNITS *Performance Histories – Ancient Ritual to Modern *Approaches to Stage and Screen Acting *Core Skills: Body and Voice *The Self and Text 1 *Performance Practices and Techniques *Screen Practice and Performance. Year two: CORE UNITS *Global Spotlights on Stage Performance *Global Spotlights on Screen Performance *Stage & Screen Productions *Self and Text 2 *Professional Performance Skills - Live Brief. OPTIONS *Creative Arts in Education *Performance and Well-being *Directing Performers *Music Theatre *Performance in the Digital Age. Year three: CORE UNITS *Major Stage – Live Brief *Creative Industries Research Project *Screen Projects *Careers in the Creative Industries. OPTIONS *Creative Arts in Education *Performance and Well-being *Directing Performers *Music Theatre *Performance in the Digital Age
The course has a strong focus on practical assignments, including performances (live and recorded) and presentations. There are also written assignments, including essays and journals.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component-TOEFL is only valid for EU students or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University. The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course. Note to all international students requiring a visa: All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
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A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD or equivalent qualifications or a combination of qualifications which achieve the entry requirement of 96 UCAS points
Alternative entry on this course is available through the Performance Foundation Year
We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
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M: 45 credits
P: 15 credits
|60 Credits overall with 45 merit level credits and 15 pass level credits|
|AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh)||In combination with other qualifications|
|AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh)||MMM|
|AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh)||In combination with other qualifications|
|AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh)||DD|
|AS||In combination with other qualifications|
|Extended Project||In combination with other qualifications|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DD|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||MMM|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||In combination with other qualifications|
UK applicants are required to attend audition. Applicants from outside the UK will be required to send electronic auditions.
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.