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BA/BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen An actor can be called upon to perform in a variety of venues, media and styles and this course will provide vocational and industry-relevant training through exploration, centred on acting for stage and acting for screen, and on the craft and practice of performance. The course will provide a distinctive and complementary course of actor training in the conservatoire tradition. It provides all the training that you will require to pursue a career in acting on stage or screen. It will bring together the fundamental skills of acting, character work, voice and movement, and explore the ways in which they are deployed and synthesised to create character and performance. It will identify the ways in which these fundamental skills can be modified and made appropriate to the constraints of different media, narratives, and places of performance. While the emphasis will be on practice, you will learn the theories of performance in a classroom setting which will underpin practical workshops. Students will be required to interrogate their practice rigorously and, in so doing, begin to create an actor’s toolbox to which they will add over the years. It will serve them throughout their chosen career. During both years there will be particular focus on style, and on the deployment of style appropriate to medium and genre. Through intensive study of the similarities and differences between the demands of theatrical and screen acting, graduates will have a critical understanding of how they might adapt their technique to other media and genres. This course will enable you to convert an appropriate existing qualification into a degree and is equivalent to Years Three and Four of a degree. This two-year course enables those with an appropriate further education qualification to further their studies, providing the training you need to pursue a career in acting for stage and screen and obtain a degree. The modules listed here are correct at time of print (Feb 2018) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2019. Please check the website for any updates. “Learning about a wealth of theatre Structure practitioners such as Uta Hagan and You can opt to study for an ordinary degree, completing one year of this course or an honours degree, completing two. You will complete a range of modules each year as outlined. Augusto Boal, their theories and how to put them into practice, has been really enriching for me and has given me a greater variety of tools to approach Teaching, learning and assessment Please see the course entry on our website (see URL on opposite page) for full details of the learning, teaching and assessment activities for this course. Also check out the ‘How we teach and how you’ll learn’ section on pages 8-11. acting and character work. I have had the chance to develop my screen abilities, which I previously had no experience in, and this has been excellent in furthering my development and understanding of text and a whole new medium of acting.” Year Three modules Performance Skills I/ Interpreting Text/ Performance Technique I/ Performance Skills II/ Performance Technique II/ Leadership in Creative Industries Year Four modules Performance Skills III/ Advanced Performance Stage/ Advanced Performance Screen/ Festival Production/ Performance Skills for Professional Practice 118 Jamie Adams BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen