Acting & Performance BA

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Acting & Performance BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      23 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 19,930

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    University of the Arts London’s BA in Acting and Performance is delivered by their world-renowned Wimbledon College of Arts. It is a great choice for any student who wishes not just to learn the craft of acting but also how to use acting and related artistic practices to drive contemporary culture and make a meaningful impact on the world. 

    You’ll learn the skills that will make you a more articulate, confident and creative performer. You’ll learn to perform in many different modes and contexts. You’ll also develop your intellectual, vocal and physical abilities to their peaks. All this will make you far more employable and opening many career doors to you. Not only will you be in a prime position to enter the creative industries, you’ll be in a position to lead them.

    You will also have the option of graduating with credentials beyond your BA (hons) degree. You can gain a Diploma in Creative Computing or a Diploma in Professional Studies: Theatre and Performance.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 3 years at full time. Over that time, you will learn to develop your practice in many ways, you’ll have the support of a creative environment and the critique of your peers. You’ll understand the acting process on a theoretical level and through your own experience.

    You’ll also experience the cutting edge of acting practice. You’ll explore acting in alternative modes, including immersive, interactive and fully digital environments. You’ll take your part in varied, multi-modal performances. You’ll be able to examine your own performance and that of others in a range of post-colonial contexts, and to understand how a performance relates to images, action and text in a technological context.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Representing the Real
    • Performance in Context
    • Introduction to Performance
    • Acting Lab

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Global Theatre Practices
    • Digital Performance Lab
    • Contemporary Acting
    • Collaborative Production

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Performance Research
    • Multi-modal Performance

    Learning & Teaching

    The UAL’s Wimbledon College of Arts uses a wide range of teaching methods to convey all aspects of the actor’s craft. These vary from module to module, based both on the subject matter being taught and the preferences of the module’s tutor. A list of the most common teaching methods includes:

    • Group and collaborative work
    • Lectures and guest speakers
    • Performance labs
    • Practical skills workshops
    • Production projects
    • Visits to external venues, studios and other facilities

    Career Possiblities

    The University of the Arts London and the Wimbledon College of Arts’ Acting and Performance BA program gives you a wide range of skills which can help to ensure you build an amazing career. You’ll know how to engage with the arts criticism community for the purposes of publicity, research or debate. You’ll learn to communicate complex ideas, and will have earned a range of other highly transferrable skills which can lead to employment in a range of cultural and creative industries beyond film, TV and the theatre.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BA degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 2 A Levels at CC or higher, but other qualifications are also accepted. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.0 overall and no element scoring less than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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