Awarded by: De Montfort University
The foundation degree in acting, awarded by De Montfort University, is designed to mirror some of the experience that takes place at a conservatoire, with its concentration on professional training and focus on the core skills of acting, voice and movement.
Due to the intensive nature of the course, we take a small cohort so that we can tailor the work to your needs. Equally, you will get intensive support from tutors.
As a graduate from this programme you will be eligible to formally progress onto the third year of the DMU BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Professional Studies). You can also apply to other universities that run related top up degrees. Previous graduates from this course have been successful as actors, teachers, and community artists.
Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
Abbey Park Campus
The programme aims to provide relevant work-ready skills for the Creative Industries. The FD Acting will be delivered in part through professional project models which reflect the modern multi-skilled approach essential to the development of portfolio, freelance or employed career. Emphasis will be placed on the development of practical acting skills, to compliment the College’s significant strengths in Performing Arts and Contemporary Music. The FD will remain purposefully broad to ensure maximum employability. Module content will source Movement, Voice and Acting for Camera, and combine leading edge production skills and work based learning. Core to the programme are Business Skills, ensuring that all modules address the development of a sustainable career. The FD in Acting will be delivered in part in the National Skills Academy situated at the College’s professional city centre performance venue, the Sue Townsend Theatre.
The work is assessed in a variety of ways. Practical assessments take the form of studio/theatre-based performance. In addition to practical work, students are assessed via presentations and written coursework (e.g. portfolios, essays).
The final grade on your DMU certificate at the end of this course follows the standard University Foundation Degree classification system of Distinction, Merit and Pass.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Abbey Park Campus|
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:
International applicants from non-European Union / EEA nationals should contact the International Office directly (email@example.com) to discuss your application options on the basis of your likely visa status. International applications will be considered on an individual case by case basis. More information for international applicants is available at: https://leicestercollege.ac.uk/study/international/
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||
Standard entry is 48 UCAS points consisting of at least 1 full Level 3 qualification in a related subject. You are also expected hold GCSE English at grade C or equivalent.
AS Levels are only counted towards your UCAS tariff in combination with a Full Level 3 qualification.
We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate ability to study this subject at university level and can evidence relevant experience.
|A level||E E E|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MP|
A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 is required for non-English speakers
|Northern Ireland||£6,165||Year 1|