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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Queen Margaret University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This two-year course draws on QMU’s rich and highly respected teaching expertise within the performing arts and provides the training needed to pursue a contemporary career as an actor on stage and screen. It is an articulation route for students who have already achieved an HND Acting and Performance/Musical Theatre or who have completed two years of an appropriate degree.Why QMU?• QMU has been training actors since 1971 with 2021 marking the 50 year anniversary of our teaching in this area.• QMU is a member of the Graduate Spotlight Scheme.• Our course is tailored to a modern era with a 50:50 split of theatre and film training.• You will be part of a large performing arts department, studying alongside students on the Costume Design and Construction, Drama, Film and Media, and Theatre and Film courses.• Many of our staff are active theatre/film makers, writers, voice practitioners and movement specialists and bring that experience to our rehearsal rooms. • You can select from a range of optional modules that complement your training as an actor and will improve your future.• The rich and varied curriculum will provide a distinctive actor training in the conservatoire tradition and provide you with the knowledge and skills required for the diverse range of opportunities which the industries offer.• QMU has an holistic approach to learning and teaching.On this course you will: • Focus on intensive stage and screen actor training with additional options that allow you to expand your skills to include areas such as community theatre, playwriting, directing, devising and creative entrepreneurship.• Experience practical and practice-led teaching methods to explore the ways in which the skills you already have can be developed and enhanced to embrace the demands of theatre, media and performance.• Deepen your knowledge of the fundamental skills of acting, voice, movement, textual analysis and interpretation, examining the ways in which they are deployed and synthesised to create character and performance, on stage, screen and in media work.• Engage with current industry professionals and organisations.This course enables you to convert an appropriate existing qualification into a degree and is equivalent to years three and four of an honours degree. You will complete a range of modules each year as outlined.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 7,000per year

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Entry requirements

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

Scottish HND :

HND Acting and Performance/Musical Theatre with A in the graded unit for the second year.

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University information

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    93rd

  • Campus address

    Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, EH21 6UU, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 102 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    182 97%

    2nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    47.0 47%

    61st

    36
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    49th

    37

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