This BA Acting course is designed to offer intense conservatoire-style Actor Training for students who want to work in a demanding and exciting profession.
Why study Acting?
The Acting BA degree has been designed around the areas of Acting, Performance, Voice and Movement and Contextual Studies. The course aims to develop you practically and holistically, whilst also allowing you to investigate the context in which theatre is made.
The degree offers 30 contact hours a week for 30 weeks of the year and is taught by a range of industry professionals who bring their experience and knowledge of the industry to direct our studios.
The course includes public productions, opportunities to apply your work to real communities, creative thinking and theatre-making sessions, all of which helps you to develop a graduate portfolio that gives you the best tools for your life-long career in the industry.
Why St Mary's?
Drama St Mary’s is a suite of vocational courses offering the best of Drama School practical training along with the academic rigour of university study.
Situated on our campus in Greater London, our intense training programmes develop the skills and talents of a new generation of performers and theatre-makers.
The course is predominantly (90%) taught through practical classes and workshops, as well as rehearsals for productions.
The Contextual Studies strand of the degree is taught in lecture seminars (10%) throughout the course and links to the work you do in practical classes, giving you a wider understanding of the theatre.
Modules are mostly assessed through practical exercises, performances and workshop demonstrations. The Contextual Studies work is assessed by essay (two essays across three years).
You will create a graduate portfolio in your third year including CV, showreel material and personal contacts.
- Drama at St Mary’s offers Pre-UCAS interviews and auditions which gives students feedback before applying through UCAS.
- 30 contact hours a week for 30 weeks of the year, taught by industry professionals
- Opportunity for Central London Showcases
- Links to the industry and development of graduate portfolio material
- Drama School Training in a university Context - offering personal support and tutorial