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Newcastle College University Centre

Acting and Performance Practice

UCAS Code: W410

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Please e-mail undergraduate@ncl-coll.co.uk

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C(4) in Maths and English Language.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C

UCAS Tariff

48-64
57%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Acting

This programme aims to provide actor training in the North East that integrates the practical aspects of an accredited drama school training with the transferable skills and employer links that graduates require to create work in the region and beyond. This programme is aimed at those who wish to perform, write, direct, teach and work in this very exciting and driven industry. Modules have been designed in partnership with employers and alongside our students to ensure the programme is relevant to current industry trends. The programme is taught by experienced practitioners who are still working in the industry which helps to continually develop the programme. The vocational nature of this course ensures you will learn by doing. The programme involves intensive, practical performance training with relevant academic and creative study and is suited to those who are highly determined and want to succeed in a challenging industry. As part of our work-ready guarantee, you will perform in our 200 seat Peter Sarah Theatre and be invited to a range of different workshops from leading actors, directors, practitioners and companies with national reputations. You will be able to take advantage of our strong industry links by attending sessions from well-known professionals and you will be encouraged to attend a number of events throughout the year giving you the opportunity to building your own industry contacts. In your third year of study you will be given the opportunity to take complete control over a project which can be anything from new writing, physical theatre, sketch shows or creating a series of workshops. You will have the opportunity to undertake professional work placements with companies including Northern Stage, Zendeh, Alphabetti Theatre, Live Theatre, Vivid Theatre Company and Nightthief Films. Over the last two years our students have gained placements in Northern Stage’s Christmas show. In the Acting for Camera module you will work with a local film company to produce a short film to professional standards. In your second year of study you will have the opportunity to take part in our theatre festival ‘Live Across Newcastle’ where you will pitch, write, direct and perform your own work in local theatres as well as perform in a classical production. In the third year of the programme you will work collaboratively with our course team to create an alternative piece and work on a contemporary play utilising all the skills you have gained over the three years studying the course. On completion of this programme you will have gained the skills and knowledge needed to go directly into industry. Graduates can go on to pursue a career on the commercial and public stage within theatre, film and television. Academic progression is also available through PGCE and Masters qualifications.

Modules

Year One: Academic Study Skills, Creating Theatre 1 (Devising), Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning, Physical Theatre, Staging Theatre 1 (Directing), Training Techniques 1 (Great Practitioners), Voice, Work Related Learning (2 Full Productions). Year Two: Acting for Camera (Film and TV), Alternative Practitioners, Professional Development, Staging Theatre 2 (Applied Theatre), Training Techniques 2 (Classical Acting), Work-Based Learning (New Writing and Classical Production). Year Three: Alternative Performance Techniques, Contemporary Performance Technique, Dissertation, Work-Based Learning (Student Project).

Assessment methods

You will learn through practical technique classes, creative workshops, seminars, formal lectures, classroom activities and self-directed training, rehearsal and study. Assessment methods include practical demonstration and application of skills, technique exercises, practical and creative tasks, reflective journals, research projects, academic essays, reports and creative and academic portfolios.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College University Centre

Department:

Music and Performing/Production Arts

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