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Acting (Film, TV and Stage) BA (Hons)

Buckinghamshire New University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Buckinghamshire New University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

If you’re looking to break into acting, this degree is an excellent launch pad. You’ll get to fine-tune and extend your acting skills, working on live briefs, networking with industry creatives and taking part in diverse projects. Unlike many acting degrees that focus primarily on the theatre, this course covers on-screen acting, too. With a lot of acting work coming from on-screen avenues, we’ll get you ready to capitalise on film, TV and online opportunities as well.**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**The mix of screen and stage work is what makes this course stand out. We will give you hands-on experience with the latest technology allowing you to explore the full range of screen, audio and intermedial possibilities. Our team of experienced academic-practitioners has a wealth of industry and academic experience and will nurture your learning and professional development throughout your time with us. We place performance making at the centre of this course so you'll get a much better understanding of the practices that surround film, stage and television performances.We seek to bring your work into the wider world and to bring the world into the university. Students perform in external venues during their time at BNU, and have recently worked with a range of theatre companies and practitioners including Paper Birds on devising theatre, Out of Joint on contemporary texts, Mark McGann on acting for camera, and Station House Opera on intermedial theatre.As well as taking part in guest workshops, you’ll collaborate with students from other courses. You could work on projects with students studying film and TV production, creative advertising, audio and music, and even nursing. We’ll support you to find an approach to acting that’s uniquely yours and alongside this set you up with the real-world skills you need to secure acting work when you graduate.**What facilities can I use?**You’ll use our drama studios on site, some with moving lights and fully-equipped sound systems and projection. We also have sprung floors and mirrors suitable for movement and physical work. We use the professional venue at Wycombe Town Hall, which is less than two minutes from our campus. You will have access to high quality Sony camera equipment, suitable for film and TV screening, and also to lighting rigs and sound recording facilities. Check out our facilities section for more information.**What will I study?**Through practical workshops, and looking at the relevant literature, we’ll take you through different acting styles and techniques, including method acting, physical theatre, post-dramatic styles and more abstract approaches. In your final year, you’ll manage your own significant screen or stage-based production, from conception to venue booking, marketing and performance. You’ll also set up your own artistic company, and learn about all the elements involved.We're passionate about giving our students as many opportunities as possible so you’ll be able to work on a number of exciting projects. We know the importance of catering for different learning styles and enabling our students to develop a wide range of academic and performance skills. We don't have any written exams and we encourage you to develop your own response to open briefs, giving you independence and creative control over your work.**What are my career prospects?**You could work in acting for theatre or films, set up your own performance company, work in education or outreach groups, or across a range of areas in the cultural industries, undertake further professional study or pursue research through a master’s degree.We will help prepare you for a range of career possibilities such as:- Actor/ Actress- Playwright- Screenwriter- Performance Company owner- Teacher.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,250per year

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

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University information

Buckinghamshire New University

  • University League Table

    107th

  • Campus address

    Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    98th out of 102 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    111 59%

    91st

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    27.0 27%

    95th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.43 89%

    1st

    26

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