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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview

This is a challenging Acting degree, taught by experienced and specialised staff, that reflects the considerable stamina and continued application required to become the actor that you want to be. Our excellent teaching reputation combines rigorous practical training with research and analytical skills.

BA Acting provides regular technical classes to develop your voice, singing, movement and comedy skills to a professional level. In classes and performance projects, you’ll explore the key processes and practitioners that inform contemporary approaches to acting.

In your second year, stage combat and on-camera acting and training classes help you develop work that is practical, skills-based and industry-aware. Underpinning this is an emphasis on the vital interaction between academic research and acting processes.

Our Acting course is designed to equip you to succeed in an increasingly competitive profession. You’ll develop creative and transferable skills to become an independent thinker and motivated artist. We support your professional training with advice on how to optimise your creative and professional engagement with future employers (communication skills, CV, headshot, interview technique, industry correspondence, self-taping and career plan). You’ll compile a live digital presence and consider all aspects of freelancing, working in performance-related careers, and/or undertaking further study.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed through performance work, essays, evaluations and presentations. Over the three years, 80% of assessment is practical and 20% is written.

In your final year, you’ll also be assessed on either a 5,000 word academic essay based on a practical project of your choosing, or a traditional dissertation.

How will I be taught?

You’ll learn in a wide variety of settings, including regular practical skills and acting classes, seminars, workshops, tutorials, rehearsals, blogs and journals, group discussion and collaborative learning.

The course is teaching-intensive; over 50% of your hours are spent in class and you’ll have an average of 18 contact hours per week in your first two years, with more independent rehearsals in your graduating year. You need to complement this with equivalent hours of independent study and preparation.

Careers

Recently our graduating students performed in a national tour by Taking Flight Theatre. Three graduates were chosen by the David Glass Ensemble to perform in the internationally acclaimed Bleak House, now preparing for an international tour. Several have established successful theatre companies: Nitty Gritty Theatre, Black Dog Productions and The James Company.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,925per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Bath Spa University

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 103 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    116 61%

    73rd

    29
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48.0 48%

    75th

    27
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    30th

    43

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