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Acting (with a Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This course helps you develop practical, holistic acting skills. You get 30 contact hours a week for 30 weeks of the year. Our tutors are industry professionals who bring their experience and knowledge into our studios.

Our Voice and Movement classes develop the core skills you will need as an actor. Acting classes hone your imagination, technique and stage and screen craft. In the Performance classes you can be playful, experimental, spontaneous and collaborative. The Contextual Studies stream investigates where your work fits into the wider world, both past and present.

In your first year you will build a firm base for your training. This serves as a base for developing your craft in year two through in-house productions and workshops. In your final year you begin your career with public productions, links to industry professionals and a graduate portfolio.

About the Foundation Year

Our four-year degree programmes (including a foundation year) provide an alternative route to undergraduate study at university if you do not have the grades to access higher education in the traditional way.

On successful completion of the Drama Foundation Year pathway - and subject to a successful audition - you will progress on to the three-year undergraduate degree in Acting.

  • Drama St Mary’s offers Pre-UCAS interviews and auditions that give you feedback before you apply through UCAS
  • 30 contact hours a week for 30 weeks of the year, taught by industry professionals
  • Opportunity for Central London Showcases
  • Rigorous vocational training
  • Links to the industry and development of graduate portfolio material
  • Drama School Training in a university context - offering personal support and tutorial supervision

This course helps you develop practical, holistic acting skills. You get 30 contact hours a week for 30 weeks of the year. Our tutors are industry professionals who bring their experience and knowledge into our studios. Our Voice and Movement classes develop the core skills you will need as an actor. Acting classes hone your imagination, technique and stage and screen craft. In the...

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Course Content

On successful completion of the foundation year you will be automatically enrolled on to the first year of the undergradaute degree.

Subject to a successful audition, on successful completion of the foundation year you will be enrolled on to the first year of the undergradaute degree.

Foundation year

  • Personal Learning Competencies 
  • Taking a Professional Approach 
  • The Individual Project 
  • Theatre Arts I 
  • Theatre Arts II 
  • Thinking Critically, Creatively and Ethically 

Year one

  • Acting 1: Intro to Acting 
  • Acting 2: Text 
  • Contextual Studies 1: Acting in Theory and Practice 
  • Performance 1: Skills 
  • Performance 2: Ensemble 
  • Voice and Movement 1 

Year two

  • Acting 3: Classical Text 
  • Acting 4: Acting for TV and Film 
  • Contextual Studies 2: Theatre History 
  • Performance 3: Devising 
  • Performance 4: Applied Theatre 
  • Voice and Movement 2 

Year three

  • Acting for Screen and Radio 
  • Contextual Studies 3: Professional Practice 
  • Creative Thinking and Theatre-Making 
  • Finalists Productions 
  • Production 

On successful completion of the foundation year you will be automatically enrolled on to the first year of the undergradaute degree. Subject to a successful audition, on successful completion of the foundation year you will be enrolled on to the first year of the undergradaute degree. Foundation year Personal Learning...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Waldegrave Road

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

Auditions and interviews are part of the application process for BA Acting. You will be asked to perform a two-minute monologue of your choosing (classical or contemporary) and be interviewed about your interest in the course and your possible routes for development beyond graduating.

There are also opportunities on these days to take part in a group workshop, meet the Acting staff and current students, and tour the facilities.

Please note: you will need to successfully audition in order to progress on to the three-year Acting undergraduate degree. If your audition is not successful you may be able to study English and Drama or Technical Theatre

Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureates and Access Courses) are also available. For more information please email apply@stmarys.ac.uk.

To calculate your expected UCAS points, please use the UCAS Tariff calculator.

We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).

For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references and your motivation for study.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

Auditions and interviews are part of the application process for BA Acting. You will be asked to perform a two-minute monologue of your choosing (classical or contemporary) and be interviewed about your interest in the course and your possible routes for development beyond graduating. There are also opportunities on these days to take part in a group workshop, meet the Acting...

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Assessment Methods

Acting, Performance, Voice and Movement modules (comprising 90% of the course) are assessed through practical exercises, performances and workshop demonstrations. The Contextual Studies modules are assessed by essay (two essays across three years) and graduate portfolio in your third year.

Acting, Performance, Voice and Movement modules (comprising 90% of the course) are assessed through practical exercises, performances and workshop demonstrations. The Contextual Studies modules are assessed by essay (two essays across three years) and graduate portfolio in your third year.

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