Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Acting

General

Program Description

About this course

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Term Start: September 2020
  • Entry Requirements: 64 UCAS points
  • Mode of Study: On-Campus Learning

This highly vocational programme is designed to provide you with the skills needed to become a successful professional actor for the stage, screen and recorded media. Acting is a demanding programme that aims to produce an artist who is physically and vocally flexible, and intellectually alive and curious. Over three years, you will work in a variety of genres and repertoires from classical to contemporary.

Alongside the core disciplines of voice, movement and acting techniques, you will develop a range of creative and transferable skills that will encourage you to become an independent thinker and motivated artist; an articulate and reflective practitioner equipped to succeed in an increasingly competitive profession.

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Why choose this course?

  • Conservatoire actor training for stage, television, radio and screen led by professional staff and established practitioners.
  • Excellent studio and training facilities — purpose-built rehearsal, movement and performance spaces, two flexible drama studios and the fully-equipped Rose Theatre and Barn Theatre.
  • You will receive outstanding career development and support during your study, working only with top professional people, including preparation for agents, casting directors and auditions.
  • Alongside numerous College-based performances, you will take part in an industry showcase in London and perform in a range of fully-mounted productions in professional venues.

Employability & Industry

Alongside the core disciplines of voice, movement and acting techniques, you will develop a range of creative and transferable skills that will encourage you to become an independent thinker and motivated artist; an articulate and reflective practitioner equipped to succeed in an increasingly competitive profession.

Our graduates have gone on to work with Britain’s National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, regional theatres and commercial theatres (including the West End), the BBC and other film and television companies, including Hollywood careers.

Alumni Success

  • Lake Bell (What Happens in Vegas, No Strings Attached)
  • Jessica Gunning (Fortitude, Pride)
  • Maddy Hill (Imogen, EastEnders)
  • Gary Oldman (JFK, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Paranoia)
  • Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake)

*Source: Rose Bruford College agency representation monitoring.

Graduate Occupations

Studying an Arts related subject provides our students with a wide range of skills. Recent graduates have progressed into the following occupations:

  • Actors, entertainers and presenters
  • Leisure and theme park attendants
  • Arts officers producers and directors
  • Conference and exhibition managers and organisers
  • Childminders and related occupations
  • Chief executives and senior officials
  • Public relations professionals
  • Dancers and choreographers
  • Musicians
  • Teaching Assistants

Source: DLHE Data 2013/2014 to 2016/2017

Fee and Application Information

Accreditation

  • 30 Hours/week tuition
  • Mode of Study: Full Time

How to Apply

UK/EU Applicants

  • Institution code: R51
  • Course code: W410

International Applicants

Please e-mail international@bruford.ac.uk

Throughout the year Rose Bruford College staff hold interviews and auditions in Asia, Canada, Europe and the USA. Please click here for our latest schedule.

2019/2020 Fees

  • UK/EU Students - £9,250
  • International Students - £18,000

Audition Fees

You will also be required to pay a £55 audition fee for this programme.

We don’t charge an audition fee if you:

  • You audition as part of a progression agreement.
  • Your household income is under £25,000 per year.
  • You are in receipt of benefits including disability benefits: Universal Credit, PIP, DLA.
  • You are Care Experienced (Care Leaver/in the care of your Local Authority).
  • You have Caring Responsibilities (Young Carer/ Carer).
  • You are irreconcilably Estranged with no contact with parents/family due to a relationship breakdown living independently without financial/emotional support from parents/family.
  • You can offer other evidence of financial hardship.
  • ​You are being auditioned overseas.

If you think you are eligible for the above fee waivers, our admissions team will be able to provide you with more details when you apply.

Course content

Year 1 (Level 4):

  • Introduction to core skills and concepts of acting
  • Focus on self and text, and the methods of Stanislavski
  • Introduction to voice and movement
  • The application of key skills to scenes chosen from the naturalistic repertoire
  • Contextual study, relevant to practical work

Year 2 (Level 5):

  • The refinement of the actor’s instrument and skills
  • Introduction to non-naturalistic techniques
  • Development of voice and movement
  • Approaches to ideologically based text, Shakespearean text, clowning, chorus and ensemble work
  • Advanced contextual study

Year 3 (Level 6):

  • A range of public performances
  • Approaches to radio and microphone technique
  • Television, film project and acting to camera
  • Professional preparation and West End Showcase
  • Research Project and dissertation

The Barn Theatre

The Rose Theatre

Studio 1

Rehearsal Room - C008

Last updated November 2019

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