Acting (Screen & Digital Media) BA (Hons)

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

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Course Summary

We want you to achieve impressive on screen performances and gain off-camera skills (such as storytelling and directing) to create a well-rounded professional media portfolio.Our training prepares you to work across traditional and emerging performance mediums. These include online, on screen, live events and immersive experiences. Using the experiences of established and innovative practitioners, you collaborate with other students here (both on this course and on other ones) to produce engaging work. As well as developing your acting skills, you explore other roles such as writer, director and project manager, so you can add to and diversify your skillset.**- Year one:**You gain the tools and framework for approaching and responding to dramatic and creative stimuli. In The Actor's Technique modules, you focus on the technical principles of naturalistic technique. This is supported by rigorous fundamental training in voice and movement. A grounding in cultural perspectives provides an intellectual underpinning, and you explore artistic creation, collaboration and elements of professional development. Throughout this year, you are introduced to interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial work and also develop your reasoning and collaborative skills. Please click on each module for further information.**- Year two:**You continue to develop your technical proficiency in acting, movement and voice. You advance towards skills application across various platforms and mediums. There are optional modules for you to sharpen your independent development and craft to equip you with the tools for a variety of production and digital performances. These include script writing, audio recording, coding and motion capture.**- Year three**During your final year, you present yourself as a professional with the potential to progress toward your own portfolio career. You take part in a variety of productions, working both on screen and off, collaborating with external directors and creatives. You generate material for a digital portfolio, giving you the resources to market yourself to a wide industry audience. You create new work, preparing you for the challenges of your professional career. Finally, you explore an issue relevant to your craft, with the option of writing a dissertation or conducting a practice-as-research project.

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  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Tariff points should come from 2 A levels at grade C or above

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) is a specialist university-level provider of world class learning for performers and those who make performance possible. By studying a degree or foundation certificate, or developing their skills through a master's degree, students at LIPA become part of a creative community where they can grow, experiment and succeed.


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