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Acting

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 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.

  • 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

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 

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...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Waldegrave Road

Full Time, 3 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.

We also offer Pre-UCAS auditions on Open Days where you can audition, receive feedback and be informed whether you would be accepted onto our courses (should you choose to apply to us through UCAS). If you're interested in Pre-UCAS auditions please join us on an Open Day, where you can sign up.

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.

Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
92%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
95% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
95% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
95% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
84% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
90% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
85% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
92% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
64% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
66% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
79% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
87% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
95% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
90% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
92% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
57% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
87% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
67% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
68% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
79% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
71% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
80% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
93% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
90% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
75% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
59% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
54% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points64

  • Employment Rate95%

  • Average Graduate SalaryN/A

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