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Acting for Stage and Screen (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Musselburgh, United Kingdom
An actor can be called upon to perform in a variety of venues, media and styles and this BA Acting for Stage and Screen at the Queen Margaret University will provide vocational and industry-relevant training through exploration, centred on acting for stage and acting for screen, and on the craft and practice of performance.
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Overview

The BA Acting for Stage and Screen (Hons) at the Queen Margaret University will provide a distinctive and complementary course of actor training in the conservatoire tradition. It provides all the training that you will require to pursue a career in acting on stage or screen. It will bring together the fundamental skills of acting, character work, voice and movement, and explore the ways in which they are deployed and synthesised to create character and performance, and identify the ways in which these fundamental skills can be modified and made appropriate to the constraints of different media, narratives, and places of performance. 

While the emphasis will be on practice, you will learn the theories of performance in a classroom setting which will underpin practical workshops. Students will be required to interrogate their practice rigorously and, in so doing, begin to create an actor’s toolbox to which they will add over the years. It will serve them throughout their chosen career.

During both years there will be particular focus on style, and on the deployment of style appropriate to medium and genre. Through intensive study of the similarities and differences between the demands of theatrical and screen acting, graduates will have a critical understanding of how they might adapt their technique to other media and genres.

This course will enable you to convert an appropriate existing qualification into a degree and is equivalent to Years Three and Four of a degree.

Why QMU?

The course is taught across QMU, with its expertise in actor training, and Edinburgh Napier University, with its well-established reputation as a centre for excellence in screen practice-led courses. There is specialist teaching on the campuses of both Edinburgh Napier and QMU as well as in rehearsal and performance spaces throughout Edinburgh.

The course will help you create an actor’s toolbox which you can add to over the years and which will serve you throughout your career.

Careers

Successful completion of the course will give graduates the skills necessary to work in the performing arts industry, as well as providing them with a wide range of transferable skills which they can take on into employment in many different fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Performance Skills
  • Interpreting Text
  • Performance Technique
  • Leadership in Creative Industries
  • Advanced Performance Stage
  • Advanced Performance Screen
  • Festival Production
  • Performance Skills for Professional Practice

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Direct Entry: HND Acting and Performance/ Musical Theatre with B in the graded unit. Foundation degrees in appropriate subjects considered. Two years of a relevant degree considered
  • Auditions: Final selection will be on the basis of an audition

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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RUK (FT)+: £9,250

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