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Undergraduate study
Acting

Acting FdA

You develop techniques in physical theatre, singing, acting techniques, voice (radio), acting for camera, contextual studies and devising. You perform in local theatres including the Arc in Stockton, Billingham Forum and the newly renovated Middlesbrough Town Hall.

 
 
 

Course overview

You are part of the SRCActingRep, a unique collaboration across the programme where you perform in a One Act play festival and a full length production at the end of the year as part of the HEFest. You learn to develop performance skills alongside growing your creative practice and taking on a production role within the SRCActingRep.

The programme aims to take work to the NSDF (National Student Drama Festival) as well as undertaking trips to local, national and international theatres. London and New York Trips are planned for every other year. There is regular industry workshops as well as practical and academic seminars.

After completing this course, there are potential progression routes to drama school, employment or onto further study on our bespoke BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Top-up) degree.

This is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Stockton Riverside College (campus code 3, call 01642 865400 for more information on this course).

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Course details

Course structure

Year 1 core modules

Acting in Context

Investigate the historical, social, political, cultural and economic development of acting. Develop your understanding of the historical developments of acting and share this with your peers through discussion, debate and presentation. You also begin to equip yourself with an understanding of self-reflection.

Acting Techniques and Performance

Apply appropriate acting techniques to a live production and reflect on your development throughout. You develop a wide range of skills including communication, organisation and practical skills such as flair, professionalism and application of technique.

Movement

Develop a practical understanding of the core principles of physical theatre as a combination of bodily and textual communication. You gain key knowledge of training practices, explore the application of physical techniques and stylistic skills and are introduced to concepts of staging and choreography within physical theatre performance.

Singing Techniques, Vocal Anatomy and Performance

Explore and develop your understanding of the ever-changing landscape of singing techniques, vocal anatomy and performance.

Work Ready Experience

Apply the knowledge and skills you have gained across all modules to two live briefs. You work in performance teams and take on the responsibilities of one of the roles studied to support the creation of a live piece of theatre – directed by the tutor, as part of the SRCRep. There are two performances across the academic year where you are responsible for the performance of the shows, including a full-length play.

 

Year 2 core modules

Acting for Camera

You are introduced to key performance techniques in modern media to support research, rehearsal and performance in television/film acting which enables you to broaden practical knowledge and performative techniques needed in current media.

Further Acting Techniques and Performance

Building on your learning from the Acting Techniques and Performance you further develop acting techniques to a live production and reflect on your development. You gain enhanced skills in communication, organisation, and practical applications such as flair, professionalism and technique.

Further Movement

Develop a wide range of movement skills including communication, organisation and practical skills aligned to industry expectations. You also collaborate on a piece based on a theme, and a choreographed movement piece, developed by a choreographer.

Singing Techniques, Music Theory and Performance

Explore and develop an understanding of the ever-changing landscape of singing techniques, music theory and performance.

Work Ready Experience 2

Apply the knowledge and skills you have gained across all modules to two live briefs. Work in performance teams and take on the responsibilities of one the roles studied to support the creation of a live piece of theatre – directed by the tutor, as part of the SRCRep. There are two performances across the course of the academic year including a full-length play at the end of the academic year.

 

Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn

You study the arts in a range of ways including practical workshops, lectures, seminars and tutorials. Tutorials help you to discover and develop your personal aptitude for your chosen career path.

Teaching staff on the programme are all industry professionals with specific teaching and industry knowledge for their area.

How you are assessed

You are assessed in a variety of ways, including essays, reports, presentations and performance observations. There are no external exams. Each assessment is carefully designed to give you the necessary tools to succeed.


Our Disability Services team provide an inclusive and empowering learning environment and have specialist staff to support disabled students access any additional tailored resources needed. If you have a specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism, sensory impairment, chronic health condition or any other disability please contact a Disability Services as early as possible.
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are 40-48 points or relevant industry-level experience.

You are expected to audition at the Stockton Riverside College campus and prepare a song, monologue and be prepared to take part in a movement/dance class. Auditions take place in December, January, March and April. The audition is a full day where you learn about the programme, meet current students and take part in workshops.

For this particular course, there may be a need/requirement for students to undertake an occupational health/work based risk assessment check. If you have a disability, specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism spectrum condition, sensory impairment or medical condition that may require reasonable adjustments during an external placement or in the university or in a clinical practice area, this must be declared as part of the enrolment process. If you are unsure you can contact the relevant admissions or course tutor for guidance.

Because this course is taught at Stockton Riverside College, we are not accepting applications from international students requiring a Student Visa.

For general information please see our overview of entry requirements


You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Employability

Career opportunities

Graduates can expect to work in the arts and entertainment industries, education and the media. Successful completion of this course can lead to progression on to our honours degree in performing arts.

 
 

Full-time

Entry to 2022/23 academic year

Fee for UK applicants
£6,150 a year

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What is included in your tuition fee?

  • Length: 2 years
  • UCAS code: W410 FdA/ACT
  • Start date: September
  • Semester dates
  • Typical offer: 40-48 tariff points

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