COURSE OVERVIEW
UCAS CODE W410 This programme 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
COURSE DETAILS
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 – you will be part of two full theatre productions each academic year to showcase the skills gained. This work will culminate in your final year enabling you to produce an extensive CV, professional-standard show-reel and a solo show at ARC to agents and industry professionals. 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, the programme already has strong industry links offering an important network of contacts which can lead to future employment opportunities, these include: • ARC Theatre • Northern Stage • Janet Plater Management Our campus provides dedicated rehearsal rooms, theatre, performance space, photography and film studios for use by acting students. This is alongside current plans to develop the ambitious 30,000 sq.ft. ‘The Northern Studios’, a working, professional Film & TV production and studio complex for the North-East* right on your doorstep. (*currently subject to planning permission and funding decisions).

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YEARS DURATION

UCAS CODE W

2019 START UCAS TARIFF

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 Students 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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STAFF

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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FACILITIES

On our campus we have:

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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