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Professional Diploma in Performance (Acting) Level 4

Practical Vs Theory

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Course overview

This excit­ing new course accred­it­ed by the Uni­ver­si­ty of the Arts Lon­don has been designed to devel­op your pro­fes­sion­al skills in act­ing and pro­vide you with essen­tial indus­try expe­ri­ence, knowl­edge and oppor­tu­ni­ties to enhance your CV and employ­ment prospects. You will build your tech­nique and pro­fes­sion­al pro­file whilst explor­ing alter­na­tive styles of act­ing in the­atres across the UK.

You will become a mem­ber of Shed­Light The­atre Com­pa­ny and will spend the year cre­at­ing and per­form­ing ground-break­ing and inno­v­a­tive the­atre. You will also have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work close­ly with the pro­fes­sion­al direc­tors, pro­duc­ers and actors from our part­ner pro­fes­sion­al com­pa­ny; Lam­p­house theatre.

This course is aimed at stu­dents who wish to gain more expe­ri­ence work­ing in a pro­fes­sion­al set­ting before audi­tion­ing for top dra­ma schools or pro­fes­sion­al work. This course is unique in that it is ful­ly fund­ed for any­one who is 18 to 19 years old at the time of enrol­ment (Advanced Learn­er Loans are avail­able for any­one 19+)

 

What Does The Pro­gramme Include

You will learn through a com­bi­na­tion of prac­ti­cal class­es, work­shops, lec­tures, sem­i­nars and through prepar­ing for per­for­mances. Prac­ti­cal class­es will enable you to enhance and devel­op your prac­ti­cal-based per­for­mance skills in all areas of the of the per­form­ing arts. Class­es devel­op your prac­ti­cal abil­i­ty and expe­ri­ence allow­ing you to hone those skills in a pos­i­tive and sup­port­ive envi­ron­ment, cre­at­ing the best oppor­tu­ni­ties to reach your potential.

You will work as a pro­fes­sion­al the­atre com­pa­ny and as such gain expe­ri­ence of indus­try prac­tice. You will also have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work close­ly with our part­ner pro­fes­sion­al the­atre com­pa­ny Lam­p­house The­atre, in order to gain fur­ther pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence and learn from their direc­tors, pro­duc­ers and actors.

Entry Require­ments

  • 80 UCAS points typ­i­cal­ly from A Lev­els or a Lev­el 3 Diplo­ma in Per­form­ing Arts, although stu­dents from oth­er sub­jects spe­cialisms are encour­aged to apply.
  • An inter­view and audi­tion will also be required, in which you will be asked to per­form 2 con­trast­ing mono­logues of your choice.
  • Mature stu­dents who may not have for­mal qual­i­fi­ca­tions are encour­aged to apply for an inter­view where you will be con­sid­ered on your expe­ri­ence, enthu­si­asm and commitment.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed through the obser­va­tion of prac­ti­cal work­shops and per­for­mances, peer assess­ment, sem­i­nars, writ­ten essays, reflec­tive jour­nals, pre­sen­ta­tions and mixed media port­fo­lios. Strong empha­sis is placed on prac­tice and there­fore, for­mal writ­ten assess­ments will be less fre­quent. We aim to ensure that all writ­ten com­po­nents are rel­e­vant to pro­fes­sion­al practice.

Poten­tial Future Career

Suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course will pro­vide you with the pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence and skills required to audi­tion for top Dra­ma Schools and Universities.

This course acts as a bridge from Lev­el 3 to top pro­fes­sion­al train­ing and as such is looked at by dra­ma schools as a sign of qual­i­ty. Alter­na­tive­ly you may decide to enter the indus­try direct­ly as a Per­former, Direc­tor, Pro­duc­er or Out­reach Practitioner.

Course Con­tent

Unit 1: Applied Pro­fes­sion­al Practice

Unit 2: Spe­cial­ist Per­for­mance Practice

Unit 3: Spe­cial­ist Per­for­mance Project

Over the course of the year the fol­low­ing projects are covered:

  • Devis­ing Theatre 
  • Audi­tion­ing for Dra­ma Schools and Pro­fes­sion­al Work 
  • Dance The­atre
  • Prac­ti­tion­er Study 
  • Musi­cal Revue 
  • Rep Sea­son ( Shed­light to pro­duce a sea­son of plays to be per­formed in the sum­mer term)

Work-based Learn­ing

You will have access to pro­fes­sion­al rehearsal rooms, record­ing stu­dios and a large 98 seat on-site the­atre for your performances.

All of our lec­tur­ers are high­ly expe­ri­ences and come from an indus­try back­ground. This means that you will recieve top qual­i­ty teach­ing and sup­port in order to forge a long and suc­cess­ful career in whichev­er area of the per­form­ing arts indus­try you wish to go into.

You will ben­e­fit from var­i­ous study facil­i­ties includ­ing a recent­ly refur­bished Library where you’ll have access to books, jour­nals and computers.

You will also have access to an Aca­d­e­m­ic Sup­port Tutor to assit you with your stud­ies and Careers Advi­sors to help you with your future employment.

Course Trips

Com­pe­ti­tions

Resources

You will have access to pro­fes­sion­al rehearsal rooms, record­ing stu­dios and a large 98 seat on-site the­atre for your performances.

All of our lec­tur­ers are high­ly expe­ri­ences and come from an indus­try back­ground. This means that you will receive top qual­i­ty teach­ing and sup­port in order to forge a long and suc­cess­ful career in whichev­er area of the per­form­ing arts indus­try you wish to go into.

You will ben­e­fit from var­i­ous study facil­i­ties includ­ing a recent­ly refur­bished Library where you’ll have access to books, jour­nals and computers.

You will also have access to an Aca­d­e­m­ic Sup­port Tutor to assist you with your stud­ies and Careers Advi­sors to help you with your future employment.

 

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Thanks to the expert train­ing, I’m now able to fur­ther my act­ing career with HNC in Per­form­ing Arts — right here at Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­tre Stamford!

Rosie Fisher

 

 

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