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Falmouth University
United Kingdom, Woodlane, Falmouth
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Programme structure

*Year One *

The first year of the course introduces you to three strands of practice:
o Physical. vocal and textual skills and techniques to provide a foundation for acting
o Acting techniques to develop the craft of character creation and embodied storytelling
o Lectures and seminars on theories and practices of acting and performance.

These are shared across the BA(Hons) Acting and BA(Hons) Theatre & Performance courses, with group seminars for each.

You’ll be developing performance skills and techniques to form the foundation for studio-based and context-based acting rehearsals and technical instruction.

By the end of first year you’ll be able to:
o Engage effectively in individual and group rehearsal processes
o Identify and articulate the focus of your practice in relation to other specialisms
o Locate your practice within a critical/theoretical and historical context.

*Year Two *

The second year of the course advances the core skills and knowledge gained in first year. You’ll deepen your physical and vocal engagement with acting training and develop conceptual and critical skills in contextual research and theories of performance. You’ll refine your acting technique and develop a collaborative group production.

Opportunities are presented to learn specific techniques for acting in recorded media. including tuition for acting in digital media, radio and voice overs. You can progress to more advanced acting for camera techniques using TV and film scripts.

By the end of second year you’ll be able to:
o Articulate your individual identities as performers both independently and in groups
o Locate your work within broader issues and aspects of contemporary performance practices
o Have a broad understanding of the diverse elements of the industry and the specific skills necessary to succeed.

*Year Three *

The final year of the award extends and develops that understanding towards a pro-active, independent practitioner. able to manage a sustainable career and create opportunities.
You’ll engage in a full-scale screen acting project which will result in material of high production value for use in your industry showreel. You’ll develop a solo performance project that draws upon contextual research and core techniques learnt in first and second year, together with a full-scale public performance that will be shown at the AMATA festival.

You’ll use your practical and theoretical exploration and research to produce an extended essay articulating your specialist interests in acting and performance. You’ll also extend your knowledge of industry via a number of master classes, guest speakers and practitioners.

By the end of final year, you will:
o Be an independent and autonomous actor with experience of a range of disciplines
o Have an excellent working knowledge of professional contexts, practices and opportunities.

Career opportunities

o Actors in touring. repertory and national theatre companies
o Actors in film. television and radio
o Actors in advertising, promotional films. voice-overs and digital media
o Work on diverse projects as a freelance actor/ performer
o Initiate or join small. mid or large scale performance companies
o Work as a teacher or academic

Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application period has ended
Please see the university profile or contact us for the deadlines that apply to you
Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application period has ended
Please see the university profile or contact us for the deadlines that apply to you