Acting BA (Hons)

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About this course

Duration

3 Years

Term Start

September 2021

Entry Requirements

This programme is now closed for 2021 entry.

64 UCAS points*
This is equivalent to two C’s at ‘A’ level or one Merit and two Passes at BTEC (QCF) National Diploma or equivalent.

* We offer places based upon your future potential. We may offer you a place based on lower UCAS points than shown here, or an offer that is not linked to UCAS points if we have evidence of your potential from your application or interview/audition.

This highly vocational programme is designed to provide you with the skills needed to become a successful professional actor for the stage, screen and recorded media. Acting is a demanding programme that aims to produce an artist who is physically and vocally flexible, and intellectually alive and curious. Over three years, you will work in a variety of genres and repertoires from classical to contemporary.

Alongside the core disciplines of voice, movement and acting techniques, you will develop a range of creative and transferable skills that will encourage you to become an independent thinker and motivated artist; an articulate and reflective practitioner equipped to succeed in an increasingly competitive profession.


Why choose this course?

  • Conservatoire actor training for stage, television, radio and screen led by professional staff and established practitioners.
     
  • Excellent studio and training facilities — purpose-built rehearsal, movement and performance spaces, two flexible drama studios and the fully-equipped Rose Theatre and Barn Theatre.
     
  • You will receive outstanding career development and support during your study, working only with top professional people, including preparation for agents, casting directors and auditions.
     
  • Alongside numerous College-based performances, you will take part in an industry showcase in London and perform in a range of fully-mounted productions in professional venues.
     
  • We recognise the importance of face to face teaching for practice-based programmes and as the pandemic progresses we will continue to deliver face to face teaching whenever possible. All of our programmes safely delivered face to face teaching in Autumn term 2020 with rigorous COVID 19 safety procedures in place.

Employability & Industry

Alongside the core disciplines of voice, movement and acting techniques, you will develop a range of creative and transferable skills that will encourage you to become an independent thinker and motivated artist; an articulate and reflective practitioner equipped to succeed in an increasingly competitive profession.

Our graduates have gone on to work with Britain’s National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, regional theatres and commercial theatres (including the West End), the BBC and other film and television companies, including Hollywood careers.


Alumni Success

• Lake Bell (What Happens in Vegas, No Strings Attached)

• Jessica Gunning (Fortitude, Pride)

• Maddy Hill (Imogen, EastEnders)

• Gary Oldman (JFK, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Paranoia)

• Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake)

• Tom Hopper (Umbrella Academy, Game of Thrones)

*Source: Rose Bruford College agency representation monitoring.


Graduate Occupations

Studying an Arts related subject provides our students with a wide range of skills. Recent graduates have progressed into the following occupations:
 

  • Actors, entertainers and presenters
  • Leisure and theme park attendants
  • Arts officers producers and directors
  • Conference and exhibition managers and organisers
  • Childminders and related occupations
  • Chief executives and senior officials
  • Public relations professionals
  • Dancers and choreographers
  • Musicians
  • Teaching Assistants


Source: DLHE Data 2013/2014 to 2016/2017


Fee and Application Information

  • 30 Hours/week tuition
  • Mode of Study: Full Time

How to Apply

UK/Republic of Ireland Applicants 

  • Apply for 2021 entry via UCAS. Please apply by the UCAS deadline on 29 January to guarantee an audition/interview invite. 
  • Institution code: R51
  • Course code: W410


International Applicants

Please e-mail international@bruford.ac.uk if you require assistance.
 

2021/2022 Fees

  • UK/Republic of Ireland Students - £9,250
  • International Students - £18,000

Audition Fees

For 2021 entry, all initial/first-round auditions will be via video submission. You will be sent full instructions regarding how to record and submit your video, and what to include, once we have received your application from UCAS. Under the circumstances, we will not be charging an audition fee for this first round stage. We are hoping to hold second round auditions on campus in the Spring if it is safe to do so.

Please click here for information about the audition process.

We don’t charge an audition fee if you:

  • You audition as part of a progression agreement.
  • Your household income is under £25,000 per year.
  • You are in receipt of benefits including disability benefits: Universal Credit, PIP, DLA.
  • You are Care Experienced (Care Leaver/in the care of your Local Authority).
  • You have Caring Responsibilities (Young Carer/ Carer).
  • You are irreconcilably Estranged with no contact with parents/family due to a relationship breakdown living independently without financial/emotional support from parents/family.
  • You can offer other evidence of financial hardship.
  • ​You are being auditioned overseas.

 If you think you are eligible for the above fee waivers, our admissions team will be able to provide you with more details when you apply. 


Please click here for information about Student Loans and Bursaries.


Course content

Year 1 (Level 4):

  • Introduction to core skills and concepts of acting
  • Focus on self and text, and the methods of Stanislavski
  • Introduction to voice and movement
  • The application of key skills to scenes chosen from the naturalistic repertoire
  • Contextual study relevant to practical work.

Please click here to view our Level 4 module specifications

Year 2 (Level 5):

  • The refinement of the actor’s instrument and skills
  • Introduction to non-naturalistic techniques
  • Development of voice and movement
  • Approaches to ideologically based text, Shakespearean text, clowning, chorus and ensemble work
  • Advanced contextual study.

Please click here to view our Level 5 module specifications

Year 3 (Level 6):

  • A range of public performances
  • Approaches to radio and microphone technique
  • Television, film project and acting to camera
  • Professional preparation and West End Showcase
  • Research Project and dissertation.

Please click here to view our Level 6 module specifications


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