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BA (Hons) Acting & Performance, UCA Farnham

MA Screen Acting & Performance

Screen Acting & Performance MA

Course overview

Expand and deepen your knowledge and skills in acting and performing in front of the camera on our MA in Screen Acting and Performance course at UCA Farnham.

While you don’t need any formal training in performance to join this course, we are looking for creative students who are keen to challenge themselves, experiment and push boundaries.

With the support of expert staff including Dr Sian Rees, Dr Harry Whalley and pioneering intimacy co-ordinator Pia Rickman, you will explore different aspects of performance and how it is consumed, as well as learning about presenting, developing your professional profile, extending your screen acting skills and completing an ambitious final project.

*Course subject to validation

Length of study 1 year full-time
Campus Farnham
Entry requirements Honours degree and/or relevant work experience
Course entry options Sept 2021, Sept 2022
Course details

Course details

Contextual studies
You will look at the history of screen content, as well as considering its contemporary context – examining online screening, live streaming and the rise of social media platforms like TikTok.

Presenting
You will learn about a range of presenting styles and develop your skills as a presenter of live and recorded work, content for online media, and influencer content. You will produce a screen presentation, supported by a blog.

 

 

Professional Development
In this unit you’ll build a professional website, edit your showreel and learn how to find work opportunities, exploring the roles of networking, social media and professional agents.

Screen Acting with Elements of Screen Production
This module will train you in the various approaches required for good screen acting, from finding your mark and eye line to learning your character, understanding the processes of consent for intimate scenes, and preparing for a shoot after rehearsal. You’ll put these approaches into practice with the production of a scene or short film.

Final Major Project
The culmination of your studies, your final major project will be supervised by one of our team of internationally recognised practitioners and theorists, and exhibited in our James Hockey Gallery. You will also be required to write a supporting essay.

 

Tuition fees
The course fees per year for 2021 entry are:

  • UK students full-time - £10,400

  • EU students full-time - £10,400 (see fee discount information)

  • International students full-time - £17,500 (standard fee)
  • International students full-time - £16,800 (full early payment fee)

The course fees for 2022 entry will be available here shortly. 

 

Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2021 entry, these will be uploaded here shortly.

Further information
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:

These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.

To support our students and alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.

Course specifications

 

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change in line with our Student Terms and Conditions for example, as required by external professional bodies or to improve the quality of the course.

Facilities

This course has an on-campus performance space and study spaces for group working, tutorials, seminars and technical workshops. On campus there are digital media suites with Macs and PCs with latest programmes for film editing as well as general design work. There is also a modern library with a wealth of books, journals, special collections and online resources.

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Black Box studio, UCA Farnham

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Acting & Performance space, UCA Farnham

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Digital Media suite, UCA Farnham

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Library, UCA Farnham

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • An honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline

and/or

  • Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project and can demonstrate their potential to satisfactorily complete the course.

To view the equivalent entry requirements for your country please select it in the list below.

Don't meet the international entry requirements or English language requirements?

You may be able to enter the course through the following entry courses:

Pre-sessional English courses in the UK or China

UCA International Foundation courses

The UCA International College

For this course, you’ll be required to submit an online audition via your UCA Applicant Portal. Further information on how to compile and upload your audition will be provided once you have applied. If you receive an offer, you’ll be invited to attend an Offer Holder Webinar where you can meet the course team and learn more about the course.

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UK applications

International & EU applications

Due to visa requirements, this course is not available to students that require a Tier 4 (General) visa.
If you have another category of visa please contact us: internationaladmissions@uca.ac.uk to find out if you are eligible to study.

If you're interested in joining Year 3 of this course, please contact our International Admissions Team on +44 (0) 1252 892838 or internationaladmissions@uca.ac.uk

When to apply:

You can apply throughout the year but we recommend you try and apply as early as possible so you have time to arrange accommodation and visas, if required.


For more information visit our how to apply pages

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