COURSE OVERVIEW

Duration: Diploma 1 Year Full-Time
Extended Diploma 2 Years Full-Time
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs (9-4/A*-C)
UCAS points up to 168 (depending on grade outcome)
Campus: Middlesbrough

You will complete the diploma study programme in your first year before progressing on to your second year of study to complete the extend diploma study programme or alternative opportunities such as other courses, apprenticeships or employment.

COURSE DETAILS
The Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Acting for Stage & Screen is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study or employment in the performing arts. On this highly practical course you will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of different acting techniques for both stage and screen whilst working on projects designed to help prepare you for the demands and versatility required of working in theatre, film, TV and related areas. The first year focusses on the core skills of actor training; voice, physicality and characterisation which you can then apply to a variety of projects in stage and screen acting alongside developing skills in production. All of this practical exploration will be supported by developing knowledge of the theoretical underpinning of different practitioners and directors such as Stanislavski, Lee Strasberg and Katie Mitchell, and a diverse range of contemporary scenes and scripts from leading writers. The second year will allow you the opportunity to push the skills gained on first year. You will be working on classical theatre and also focussing on audition preparation and digital portfolios to ensure you are prepared for your next steps whether into industry or higher education. This skills based approach will be supplemented by a number of performance opportunities often in collaboration with other courses with auditions and casting calls posted throughout the year giving our actors experience in analysing scripts, making character choices and developing a professional attitude to work.


The Northern School of Art’s Middlesbrough campus has been given another ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted. Following an intensive four-day inspection by six inspectors the School’s further education provision has retained the top rating it has held since 2009.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

YEARS COURSE DURATION

A MINIMUM OF FOUR GCSES AT C/4 OR ABOVE INCLUDING MATHS AND ENGLISH AT GRADE D/3, PLUS A PORTFOLIO OF WORK. (IF YOU HAVE MATHS/ENGLISH AT GRADE D/3 YOU WOULD BE REQUIRED TO WORK TOWARDS THESE QUALIFICATIONS ALONGSIDE YOUR COURSE)

MAXIMUM UCAS POINTS SCORE FOR FINAL GRADES

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