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Arts University Bournemouth
United Kingdom, Wallisdown, Dorset county
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This highly practical course provides those aspiring to be successful actors with a thorough preparation for a career in acting. You will learn the key skills required to respond to the diverse demands of the industry and how to become creative, flexible and independent artists. You will work in a variety of genres from classical to contemporary. As well as strengthening performance skills you will learn self-motivation, self-discipline, and develop a critical and imaginative engagement with the social, historical and cultural contexts of performance. Although there is a strong element of academic research, this is often approached through practice, emphasising the vocational nature of this course. The core areas of voice, movement and singing explore a range of creative, technical and transferable skills designed to support your acting work and prepare you to become an articulate and reflective practitioner, equipped to succeed in this increasingly competitive industry. Throughout your studies there are opportunities to work on projects with students from other courses at the University College, including Film, Costume with Performance Design, Animation Production, and Make-up for Media and Performance. Your progress will be closely monitored through continuous feedback and individual tutorials. We also hold regular group evaluations in which staff and students discuss the progress of a unit.

Teaching staff work nationally and internationally as actors, directors, stage managers, and technicians.

· 5 specialist work-spaces on campus: a movement studio, a music/voice studio, a sound recording studio, an acting studio and a fully equipped black box theatre. As well as new facilities in the centre of Bournemouth due to open soon.

Year 1 shows you how to start developing a methodological approach to acting relevant to Psychological Realism.

· You’ll discover a wide range of creative approaches.

· We’ll show you techniques and skills for working on camera.

· You’ll explore performance theory, theatre history and dramatic literature.

· We’ll run regular movement, voice and singing classes to underpin your acting work.

Year 2 involves an in depth exploration of classical text and performance styles through practice, research and presentations.

· You’ll analyse contemporary performance.

· You’ll learn how form, style and structure affect content, meaning and engagement.

· You’ll do more work on acting for camera.

· We’ll show you how to perform for radio and voice-overs.

· We’ll explain postgraduate study options and performance-related careers.

Year 3 aims to consolidate the learning of the first two years, offering more demanding and challenging opportunities for performance and looking to a future career.

· You’ll participate in directed productions.

· You’ll develop and perform in a solo or small group piece at a professional level.

· You’ll do an investigative study that develops your research, analysis and writing skills.

· We’ll advise you on the skills needed to launch and sustain a career: photographic portfolios, accountancy, agents, and self-promotion.

Career opportunities

Future Careers and Graduate Success Typically students might expect to progress to an acting career or another profession within the industry of live and recorded arts. However, you will also be suitable for employment within other industries such as corporate training or education and will be prepared to pursue postgraduate study. By the end of the course you can expect to have achieved the acting skills, a knowledge of the history and development of the theatre combined with strong research skills and the confidence needed to tackle the challenges that professional life will present to you.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States