Ready for BA (Hons)

Acting and Performance

3 years
2022
UCAS Code:
WW47
Institution code: S30
UCAS Points:
96-112
Campus:
Southampton City Centre
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BA (Hons) Acting and Performance provides the perfect blend between screen and stage, preparing you with the techniques, knowledge and experience to launch a fantastic performance career after graduation.

You will be immersed in a balanced and stimulating programme of study of acting and performance, integrating theoretical and critical analysis and receiving up-to-date contemporary actors’ training alongside building essential skills, such as audition and interview techniques – ready to step up to the challenges of the industry. Optional modules also enable you to specialise in areas such as directing, teaching or applied theatre, broadening career pathways further.

The course also offers opportunities to get involved in a wide range of recorded screen performance projects alongside live performance practice, enabling you to develop your acting skills in a friendly and nurturing environment.

Thanks to the course teams close links with industry, you’ll have the chance to gain practical experience through working with local professional institutions; working on live briefs, auditions and work experience opportunities. These close links include The Mayflower Theatre, The Point Theatre Eastleigh and the Nuffield Theatre. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of student and professionally directed film projects to expand and develop your screen acting skills and produce a varied showreel.

During your final year of study you will have the opportunity to participate in a showcase to help launch your introduction to the industry and establish networks to support your career development.

As an acting and performance student you will have access to a wide range of resources to support your learning including professional HD cameras, radio suites, multi-camera studios, and professional theatre venues. You’ll also have the chance to work alongside our film and TV production students on live performance work, providing you with the unique opportunity to develop equally in screen and stage performance, helping to support your employability.

Why choose this course?

To ensure your training is right up-to-date. Our staff offer a broad range of international and national industry experience to ensure that you benefit from professional expertise.

Including rehearsal rooms and a dance studio with sprung floor, as well as an additional 200-seat flexi-form space on campus.

This will help to launch your introduction to the industry and establish networks to support your career development.

Who is this course for?

Solent’s acting and performance degree is ideally suited to students who want to develop a career in acting and performing arts, be it to develop your own company, or work with production companies on screen or stage. Applicants ideally will have some previous experience and/or qualifications in drama and will be required to present an audition. 

What does this course lead to?

The broad nature of this degree prepares students for a career as an actor/performer for stage, screen or radio. 

Meet the team

Course tutors are academic and/or industry professionals whose knowledge and contacts provide you with an invaluable resource for understanding contemporary trends and opportunities in the performing arts. In addition, visiting lecturers provide further insight into current workplace practice. Our focus on employability ensures that you leave us with the skills and confidence to realise your career ambitions.

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

Facilities

Students have full access to a variety of rehearsal spaces including rehearsal rooms and a dance studio with sprung floor, as well as an additional 200-seat flexi-form space on campus, which can be used for live performances.

Final productions take place in a professional theatre venue. Performance students can also use the University's three multi-camera television studios with green-screen technology, additional television studio space and radio recording studios. The University is also in negotiations to further expand resources for the performance degrees by offering a high-quality professional space in the city. Students will be able to use the University's extensive collection of musical equipment, including a piano, electronic keyboards and portable stereo systems, as well as technical equipment including Panasonic 151 HD cameras, rifle mikes, tripods and monitors, radio microphones, a mixing desk, and dictaphones for interviews and research. Edit suites equipped with Final Cut Pro are also available for use. On-site library facilities include a range of industry specific books, articles, journals, DVDs and audio-visual resources to support research.


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