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The BA Acting with Foundation is a four-year programme of study that includes a foundation year which offers access to those wishing to study at university and who do not have the standard entry profile for Year 1 BA study. The programme also offers entry to degree study for those who may be returning to study, those who may have relevant professional/workplace/voluntary experience but do not have the required academic entry profile for level 4 entry and for those whose qualifications may be outside the subject area.
The foundation year will provide students with an appropriate access route which will foreground necessary disciplinary skills and subject knowledge required to study a BA in Acting. Through our unique partnership with Theatre Royal, Plymouth we offer high quality teaching, a stimulating learning environment, state of the art teaching spaces and a programme in which you will feel well supported and ready for the challenges of degree study.
Year 0 (Foundation year)
In your first year you’ll explore a wide range of performance practices which will offer you a solid base for your BA degree in Dance. You’ll acquire a toolkit of skills in a supportive and professional environment, and the confidence to know how to use it.
In your second year, you’ll learn the principles of acting and how to put theory into practice. You’ll also experience the process of creating performance, from page to stage.
In your third year, you’ll study the different styles of acting in more depth and develop your own practice by participating in the production of performances with industry experts. You’ll learn to craft and market your own performance work, and develop networks of collaborators for your future profession.
In your final year, you’ll focus on refining the skills and knowledge of your craft. A strong focus on professional development and employability in the competitive theatre industry will prepare you for a lifelong career.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services/international-students/international-student-advice for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Tier 4 Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Tier 4 sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in (www.plymouth.ac.uk/study). A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/study/international-students-country-guides. International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees If you have any questions please contact email@example.com
|UCAS Tariff||32 - 48 points||From a minimum of 2 A Levels|
|A level||32-48 points , minimum of 2 A Levels|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP||From any subject|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 45 credits||From any subject|
|Scottish Higher||32-48 points, minimum of 2 A Levels|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points||From any subjects|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||32-48 points from any subjects|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MM||From any subject|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP||From any subject|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||With 5.5 in all elements.|
English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||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.
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