COURSE OVERVIEW
UCAS CODE W410 The BA (Hons) Acting for Stage & Screen degree has been designed by working industry professionals to ensure students develop the skills required for performance on stage and screen; it provides students with the drama school style experience outside of London. Students will develop core acting skills in voice, characterisation and physicality which will be utilised in performances for stage and screen as well as working on contemporary and innovative performance practices. The course is vocational, with a strong focus on students developing their own practice – not just performance but also creating their own work. BA (Hons) Acting for Stage & Screen Programme Specification 2018-2019
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Alongside skill development, you will work collaboratively with other students across a range of degree courses - costume, lighting, sound, photography, set-building, visual effects - to produce brand new material created by film and theatre scriptwriters. This collaborative approach will enrich your experience on the programme and support you in generating a credible body of work. You will receive support and training throughout the programme from staff with a wealth of industry experience. In addition, we have a wide range of companies and industry speakers who come in and work with our students – these include companies such as Frantic Assembly BBC and The National Theatre. You will look at the core acting skills of voice, physicality and characterisation working on devised and scripted text for both stage and screen; you will be part of two full theatre productions each academic year to showcase the skills gained. You will explore Classical Theatre, Clowning and Acting for Media. Your three years of study will culminate in your final year enabling you to produce an extensive CV, professional standard showreel and a solo show at ARC to agents and industry professionals as well as a full theatre production. Students are treated as ‘actors in training’ with professional standards expected on all projects; these skills will be developed by working alongside guest lecturers and industry professionals from theatre and film. Students are encouraged and supported in securing professional opportunities throughout the programme, for example, a current student has a role in the latest Ken Loach film. The North-East has a thriving drama and creative scene and our professional staff continue to work in theatre, television and film. Although a relatively new programme at the School, it already has strong industry links offering an important network of contacts, these include: • ARC Theatre • Newcastle Puppetry Festival • Northern Stage • Janet Plater Management The Northern Studios As well as having access to a brand new television and film studio and 129-seat theatre space already in use for students, a new 30,000 sq ft commercial film and television sound stage facility and studio complex ‘The Northern Studios’* is currently in development which will provide on the doorstep access to the only television and film studio in the North East. Assessment • Written & Performance Assignments • Final Year Solo Show • Final Year Performance & Showreel

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WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

on BA (Hons) Acting for Stage & Screen

In your first year (Level Four) you will explore:
• Core Acting Skills 1 • Script Interpretation • Contemporary Practice 1 • Production 1 • Contextual Studies 1
In your second year (Level Five) you will develop:
• Core Acting Skills 2 • Acting for Film and Media • Contemporary Practice 2 • Production 2 • Contextual Studies 2
In your final year (Level Six) you will develop your practice through linked practice and study:
• Project Research and Preparation • Dissertation/Report • Final Major project • Final Show

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JONNY BUSSELL
JONNY BUSSELL
Programme Leader - BA (Hons) Acting for Stage & Screen Jonny graduated from Newcastle University with a First in Philosophy in 2007 and then went on to study MA Acting at Arts Educational Schools London, graduating in 2008. He gained his teaching qualification in 2012 whilst working at Newcastle College. Jonny is a member of Equity and Arcade Artists’ network at Arc Stockton. After graduating from Arts Ed in 2008, Jonny has worked as an actor, writer and director predominately in the North East. Jonny has performed in plays such as ‘Revenger’s Tragedy’, ‘Duchess of Malfi’ and ‘The Government Inspector’ at a number of North East theatres. He began his teaching career in 2011 at Newcastle College, becoming Programme Leader for Acting in 2014.

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A proscenium arch theatre
Three rehearsal rooms
one with sprung floor for physical theatre and movement
Double height TV studios
with green and blue screen
Sound recording

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