Acting and Performance BA (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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Full-time | Main Site | 3 Years | 21-SEP-20
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    7 (Drama, Dance & Cinematics)
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    / 100
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    / 5.00
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    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

* Develop your performance skills.* Create work for stage, screen and audio media.* Take performance into the community and beyond.* Learn to critique your own and others’ work.* Build a creative portfolio.* Have the opportunity to work abroad — Erasmus funding is available for European placements.On this course, you’ll gain the skills needed to create work for stage, screen and audio media. Working in our rehearsal and recording studios, you’ll be introduced to new practices, techniques and equipment, and develop specialisms as you progress. When you graduate, you’ll be equipped to understand, critique and perform within a range of settings — and have the creative portfolio you need for exciting positions in the creative industries.Throughout the course, you’ll be introduced to new techniques and practices through studio-based sessions. These enable practical exploration, alongside critical enquiry and reflection.Your learning is supported by interactive lectures, discussion-based seminars and one-to-one support, and extended by independent research and development of practice.You learn through* practical workshops and guided rehearsal periods* performing in different contexts and to different audiences* lectures, seminars and group discussion* one-to-one support and feedback* independent enquiry through research and practiceThere are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.**Applied learning****Work placements**You will undertake one substantial work placement as part of the second year of the course. In addition to this, you will be offered a range of exciting opportunities to work with or volunteer for local professional and community organisations in an extracurricular capacity.**Live projects**You will create a succession of performances across a range of media, and for a variety of audiences and contexts. Each of these will contribute to your developing creative portfolio.**Field trips**You will attend a wide variety of performances at a range of traditional and fringe venues, locally, nationally and internationally. For example, at the end of your second year you will go on an international trip to a theatre festival.Some trips will combine performance attendance with opportunities to meet creative professionals, and explore the inner workings of venues and events.**Networking opportunities**You will have the opportunity to attend a number of workshops and masterclasses with creative professionals. In addition to this, several tutors on the course come from, and are connected with, the industry.We also encourage and enable networking and collaboration between Performance students, Film and Media Production students and Creative Writing students.**Prizes**There are a range of prizes that recognise student achievement and outstanding contributions to university life. The Hallam Award, for example, recognises students’ exceptional participation in university life, involvement in the Students’ Union, and representation of their peer-groups.

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  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
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This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:BCC at A Level.DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK's largest universities, set in the heart of Sheffield where one in ten residents are students. Offering a wide range of courses at all levels, the university prides itself on applied learning – with 24,000 placements a year in over 1,000 organisations like BBC, Sony, NHS and Rolls-Royce. It is one of the UK's largest providers of health and social care courses, teacher training, and sport and physical activity.


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