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Acting (Professional Placement Year) BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University

UCAS CODE: RTFD

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEPTEMBER 2020

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

How will Covid-19 affect this course?

This course will start online and may then continue on campus depending on the latest coronavirus policies.

This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year. - This course aims to produce physically and vocally versatile, creative and employable performers. - Over three years in our prestigious acting course, you work with our dedicated staff in a variety of genres and repertoires, from classical to contemporary.- Innovative collaborations with Theatre Production, Music, and Film, Television and Digital Production students will enrich your experience.- Work with directors, practitioners and industry professionals in both live performance and recorded media.- Develop professional working relationships and vital networking skills.The intense professional focus of the course makes this a highly specialised award for students seeking careers in the industry and equips you with the with the rigorous academic knowledge required for postgraduate study. BA (Hons) Acting offers you the essential practical and creative skills for becoming independent thinkers, motivated artists and freelance practitioners.Regular technical classes develop your voice, singing, movement and comedy skills to a professional level. Acting classes and performance projects explore the key processes and practitioners that inform contemporary approaches to acting. Acting for camera training is practical, skills-based and industry-aware. Underpinning the practical work is an emphasis on the vital interaction between academic research and acting processes.- Please note that this course doesn't offer deferred entry. If you wish to be considered for 2021/22 entry, you'll need to apply in the following year's UCAS cycle. **More about the Professional Placement Year**A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

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96 UCAS points

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University information

Bath Spa University

  • University League Table

    93rd

  • Accommodation available
    Scholarships available
  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

Practical experience and industry insights are integral to each course, with opportunities to learn new skills and partner with an industry mentor.
The university takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously. It scored a first-class award in the 2019 People and Planet Green League.
Home from home: accommodation ranges from city-centre to on-campus, and Bath is recognised as one of the safest student cities in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 102 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    128 67%

    44th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    48th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    73rd

    7

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