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Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    W410

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    6th

    4
  • Subject Ranking

    9th

    3 (Drama, Dance & Cinematics)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    142

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    91

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.02

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

The three year BA Acting programme is one of the best professional actor training programmes in the UK. Over the three years of intensive training, you will work on building your skills to a level that will bring you to the forefront of emerging actors in film, television and theatre. Graduates of the programme have progressed to work extensively in the industry and alumni includes household names such as Sam Heughan, James McAvoy, David Tennant, Richard Madden, Katie Leung, Laura Donnelly, Colin Morgan and Alan Cumming.Specialist educationOver the three-year programme you will work intensively with our expert teaching staff on developing your skills in acting, voice and movement to equip you for a career in film, television and theatre.Our movement specialists are trained in Lecoq technique, and will help you acquire some of the best movement for actors in UK actor training, facilitating everything from stagecraft to understanding techniques used in CGI and green screen. You will be working with the Centre for Voice in Performance (the national centre of excellence for teaching, practice, and research) using techniques developed by voice expert Nadine George.We are the only UK conservatoire that offers training in all performance disciplines and you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers, formally and informally, in dance, music, production, and screen. As an acting student you will have the opportunity to collaborate on film projects with students from the Screen department.Industry partnershipsOur unrivalled professional connections result in numerous work opportunities for our students. Collaborative professional partnerships include the BBC, the National Theatre of Scotland, and the Citizens Theatre.In your final year you are actively encouraged to seek professional work. As well as aiming to give you a full practical training, our goal is to prepare you for a long and successful career. We focus on developing you as a creative artist, giving you a sound grounding to continue that development throughout your working life. You will undertake professional development modules, ensuring that you graduate as a truly entrepreneurial industry-ready actor, with all the contacts you need, and a great deal of professional experience.As a student you will also be invited to participate in several national competitions including the Spotlight Showcase, The Sam Wanamaker Festival, The BBC Carleton Hobbs Radio Drama Award, Sir John Gielgud Bursary, and The Laurence Olivier Bursary, all of which have been awarded to BA Acting students.International opportunitiesYou will have the opportunity to participate in our European and International activities. Recently these have included performances at the International Theatre Schools Festival in Warsaw, the Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival in Taiwan, European Young Theatre at the Festival Dei Due Mondi, Spoleto, the International Festival of Theatre Schools SETKÁNÍ/ENCOUNTER in Brno and the World Theatre Games in St Petersburg, Russia. You can take advantage of our participation in the Erasmus scheme and our exchange agreement with Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania. In addition we are a member of the European Union of Theatre Schools and Academies (E:UTSA) which provides numerous possibilities for student-led work to be shared with our European partners.Our BA Acting Showcase, held in both Glasgow and London is very highly regarded in the industry, and attended by agents, casting directors and potential employers. Additionally, North American students are offered a showcase in New York during their final trimester of study.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher

Details

Passes in 2 subjects at GCE Advanced Level

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

Arts, Drama & Music Ranking

6th

About this University

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is one of the world's most multi-disciplinary conservatoires, with specialised and intensive teaching in dance, drama, music, production and screen; encouraging trans-disciplinary learning across its innovative curriculum. The conservatoire is proud to partner all of the national artistic companies. Along with expert teaching, students have the opportunity to work with and learn from professional partners and international visiting artists.

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100 Renfrew Street

Glasgow

G2 3DB

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