Push boundaries to become a progressive actor in a highly creative and collaborative environment. Based in a vibrant, supportive community, you’ll develop an in-depth range of practical acting techniques for theatre, performance and recorded media.
Throughout this innovative acting degree, you'll learn the skills needed to succeed as a 21st-century performer in a fast-moving industry. Supporting you will be practising staff, who'll nurture your individual talents, encourage self-reflection and guide the creation of your own work.
Access cutting-edge green screen and motion capture facilities.
Collaborate with students specialising in film, television and games, gaining industry-relevant training.
Showcase your work at the AMATA Festival at the end of your third year.
Benefit from AMATA's year-round performance programme, which attracts world-class artists and performers, such as Anne McNulty, Gecko Theatre, Matthew Dunster, Michael Grandage Company, Prodigal and WildWorks.
Enhance your employability as we prepare you for a professional career in the acting industry.
What we're looking for
We want someone who:
Can vocalise text, vary tone, and respond to the material.
Physically engages with their environment.
Is lively and responsive.
How you'll learn
This acting degree has a strong focus on practical work, so you'll perform from the first year onwards. You'll gain first-hand experience from workshops with international practitioners, cross-departmental collaborations with film, TV and games courses, and regular residencies and performances from new and established companies, ensembles and performers.
Core vocal and physical training approaches to acting, and intensive production projects will help you explore and grow as an actor and performer.
You'll spend an average of 15-18 hours per week in study and in contact with staff, with extended hours during productions, and extra time dedicated to student-led rehearsals. And you'll share lectures and group seminars on acting and performance theories and practices with BA(Hons) Theatre & Performance.
The practical assessment includes:
A final-year major performance showcase
The written assessment includes:
Final-year dissertation (extended essay) on research or practice-based topic of choice
You'll be trained, developed and supported by leading actors, directors and scholars, learning from their experience working in the UK industry, as well as in America, Asia, Australasia and throughout Europe. Some members of staff only teach on specific modules, and your course might not feature every member shown here.
Some members of staff only teach on specific modules, and your course might not feature every member.
"We were impressed by the availability of Falmouth's BA(Hons) Acting students in the work, their attitude to exploring techniques that were completely new to them, and the intelligence of their questions and responses throughout. As a company, we are used to working in conservatoires and we are very excited to see the standard of students and their training at Falmouth's AMATA which is itself a really impressive centre."Alister O'Loughlin, Prodigal Theatre