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UCEN Manchester (The Manchester College)

Acting for Live and Recorded Media

UCAS Code: W410

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


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We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Acting

The programme is designed to offer industry specific and creative units that develop artists for the future.

The award will provide high quality vocational training and education for practitioners who can respond to the traditional and contemporary demands of the performance industry and its allied sectors. It will encourage graduates to develop a flexible approach to the processes by which performance is created, characterised by a committed and consistent professional work ethic that is able to adapt to different performance contexts. The course will foster in its graduates the ability to utilise critical and analytical skills in developing ideas and constructing arguments in order to produce their own work in terms of personal and professional development. The course aims to instil in its students an understanding of their chosen specialisms that will enable them to develop their careers upon graduation.

Modules

Year One
Introduction to Screen Acting
Tools Of The Trade 1 –The Naturalistic actor
Movement
Voice
Alexander Technique
Preparing For Screen Acting
Tools Of The Trade 2- Character and text
Context and Guidance

Year Two
Classical Text and acting
Voice
Movement
Alexander Technique
Acting For Radio
TV Production
Critical Context

Year Three
Acting Showcase
Acting Showreel
Audition Skills
Negotiated Performance Project
Performance Project 1
Performance Project 2

Assessment methods

The course is predominantly practical with the typical module broken down into 80% Practical and 20% written. This may include written evaluations, viva voces, annotated scripts or character studies.

Alongside the practical work you will study one academic module which prepares you for a research project in your final year which may be performed or written.

The Uni


Course location:

Nicholls Campus

Department:

Performing Arts (CA)

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

86%
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Acting

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Drama

Teaching and learning

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Acting

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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