BA Acting 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 developed around the strands of Acting, Performance, Voice and Movement and Contextual Studies, develop the student practically and holistically, whilst also investigating 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 experience and knowledge of the industry into our studios and direct to our studios. The course includes public productions, opportunities to apply your work to 'real' communities, creative thinking and theatre making sessions and support you to develop Graduate Portfolios to give 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 programmes offering the best of Drama School practical training along with the academic rigour of university study. Situated on our campus in South West 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 work is taught in lecture seminars (10%) throughout the programme which link with the work you do in practical classes to a wider understanding of the theatre.
Modules are assessed through practical exercises, performances and workshop demonstrations. All students create a Graduate Portfolio in year three including CV, show reel material and personal contacts. The Contextual Studies work is assessed by essay (two essays across three years).
- 30 contact hours a week for 30 weeks of the year.
- Training 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.