A practical course training the actors of tomorrow.
Acting (BA) has been designed to develop your skills so that you graduate as an industry-ready professional.
You will collaborate with theatre professionals from different disciplines in an extremely encouraging and supportive environment where you can safely explore and experiment.
Exploring practical performance skills, developing connections with industry professionals and fostering entrepreneurship is at the heart of this training.
Entry is based on individual merit and 64 UCAS Points.
Once an application has been made you will be invited by the Programme Manager to audition and interview for the course.
This can be completed either in person on campus (Covid regulations dependent),by emailing a pre-recorded 'Self-Tape' or in person via a video conferencing platform. (eg Zoom or Teams)
Your audition speech (one speech) needs to between 1 and 2 mins long. It can be from any play of your own choosing.
Arrangements will be made for you to either visit the campus for an in person interview/workshop (Covid regulations dependent) or we can organise an interview via a video conferencing platform. (eg Zoom or Teams)
Offers will only be made after successfully completing an audition and interview.
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The first year of the Acting (BA) programme concentrates on development of the basic blocks of any actor's training: Movement, Musical Performance, Improvisation and Acting, as well as developing study and collaborative skills.
The second year builds on these techniques, as we practically explore how these skills are applied to different areas of work, such as performing Shakespeare, contemporary plays and acting on screen.
The final year concentrates on applying training to a professional rehearsal setting as you perform in public productions. You will develop your skills in small scale projects as well as a major interdisciplinary production and also a site-specific/studio theatre production.
Exposure to these types of processes, along with an Independent project module, is your opportunity to explore your specific career path and will prepare you for your entry into the creative industries and beyond.
Throughout the course, students are supported by tutors and industry professionals as they build their confidence, techniques and cultivate their creativity as collaborators and performers.
- Musical Performance
- Improvisation and Devising
- Common Module: Study Skills for Success
- Common Module: Collaboration and Teamwork
- Script, Rehearsal & Performance
- Short Film Production and Performance
- Performing Shakespeare
- Specialised Performance Practice (optional)
- Drama and Theatre in Education (optional)
- Common Module: Game changers – Creativity and Value Creation
- Common Module: Building your Personal Brand
- Independent Enquiry
- Site-specific/ Studio Theatre
- Major Performance Project
- Professional Practice
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Tuition fees for 2021/2022: £13,500
Our graduates have gone on to a variety of careers and further study, including:
- Acting – theatre, TV & Film
- Corporation role play & training
- Applied drama
- Postgraduate study/research
- Voiceover & narration
About this institute
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
UWTSD is the oldest University in Wales and was founded in 1822. It has campuses in rural and city locations in the UK. The University’s main campuses are situated in various locations in and around Swansea’s city centre as well...
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