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Met Film School

Screen Acting

UCAS Code: W410

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

100

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Acting

Film production

Moving image techniques

Film directing

Cinematics

BA (Hons) Screen Acting is a unique, practical, industry-focused degree course which will allow you to develop the skills necessary to become a professional screen actor. This course has been designed with industry professionals to reflect the real business of screen acting.

Through a combination of lectures, seminars, reflective practice and self-directed learning, everything you learn will be put into practice through a wide range of practical, industry-focused exercises and productions. You will also collaborate with our filmmaking students who will create material which you will be involved in. You will leave the course with a showreel, headshots and CV.

The course is divided into six learning themes which focus on a variety of screen acting forms and include collaborative productions with our filmmaking students as well as your own production opportunities. The themes are all woven into the modular structure of the course. These productions include Short Form, Episodic, Genre, Long Form and your Graduation project.

We concentrate on employability right from the start and as a student and graduate of MetFilm School, you get access to our dedicated careers advice department, MetFilm Futures, who focus on supporting you and ensuring you develop the skills needed to succeed in the industry. MetFilm Futures host masterclasses and seminars, run career surgeries and competitions, and provide festival support, talent pools and job opportunities during your studies and after you graduate.

Modules

Story and Script. Interpreting a Script, Analysis, Subtext, Improvisation, Classic Text & Theatre. During this module, you will explore the fundamentals of good storytelling, create characters, understand how to analyse scripts and engage with subtext.
Character and performance. Understanding Character, Developing Voice and Movement. Create performances that build dramatic tension and connect emotionally with your scene partner. Understand how to use your own voice and body movement as individual elements and in harmony with one another. Here you will collaborate with BA Practical Filmmaking students in directing exercises and the creation of short performances.

Acting Methods and Techniques. Theories of Acting and Research Skills. Throughout this module, you will analyse the history and evolution of screen acting and develop an appreciation of improvisation techniques. You will also research and critically evaluate classic and contemporary acting methods.

Behind the Camera. Learn the process and technique of filmmaking, Image & Sound, Editing. Over the course of this module, you will understand the importance of collaboration in production, develop craft skills in production, camera, lighting and sound, and collaborate with the BA Practical Filmmaking students on short filmed exercises.

Screen Business. Here you will look at career Preparation, casting and auditions, and professional practice. This module will develop your communication and presentation skills to best market yourself for roles. You’ll learn casting etiquette and participate in castings in both mock and real-life scenarios.

Specialist Acting Skills; ADR, Voiceover, Motion Capture, Combat. Here you’ll learn to develop your Voice Over and ADR techniques through practical exercises and working on live projects, develop your screen combat techniques and learn the importance of shooting angles and teamwork.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£18,300
per year
England
£18,300
per year
EU
£18,300
per year
International
£19,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£18,300
per year
Scotland
£18,300
per year
Wales
£18,300
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Met Film School - London

Department:

Met Film School

TEF rating:

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What students say


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68%
med
Film production
68%
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Moving image techniques
68%
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Film directing
68%
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Cinematics

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Acting

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

57%
Library resources
43%
IT resources
57%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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Moving image techniques

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