BA (Hons) Acting (2 Year Intensive) (W410)


Buckinghamshire New University

BA (Hons) Acting (2 Year Intensive)

Requirements / Wymagania

Matematyka minimum 50% lub  ... minimum 40%
J. angielski minimum 90% ustny i pisemny lub ... minimum 60%
Certyfikat językowy IELTS  opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 5.5 opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 5.5
Certyfikat językowy TOEFL opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 87(IBT zdawany przy komputerze)  -
Matura międzynarodowa IB min 32 punkty, matura w starym systemie min. 4, matura dwujęzyczna min.60% - -


Is this course for me?

You can expect be guided, stretched and supported by experienced professional practitioners and be part of a company developing your craft through active involvement in every aspect of theatre, TV/film and audio production. Self-discipline and continual practice are essential - vital for a professional actor and arts practitioner.

The Courtyard Theatre Training Company's ethos provides an integrated training programme that will encourage you to work as a creative equal in the production process and to open channels for a free exchange of ideas. Actors, technical specialists, designers and directors all work together in order to create a true ensemble and collaborative ways of working. There are substantial inter-disciplinary exchange opportunities within the programme, which encourage understanding and appreciation of all skill areas and create a dynamic learning experience constantly informed by practical tasks and creative problem solving.

You will be encouraged to take creative risks and achieve emotional impact through truthful performance supported by research. Skills’ training is seen as not an end in itself, but as a necessary conduit through which meaning is delivered.

This course is aimed at mature-minded people with a passion for the industry who will use their time well and wish to train with like-minded people in a professional company environment. It takes a life-time to train in theatre, and this course provides the perfect starting point to springboard you to your chosen career.

Click here to download a prospectus from The Courtyard Theatre Company 


What will this course cover?

This course is an accelerated programme which requires the study of 180 credits per year for two years (rather than the standard 120). The KIS Data below reflects this adjustment.

The training is split into three sections:

  1. The skills/craft of the actor
  2. Using and expanding the skills/craft of the actor
  3. Professional experience.

The training's main thrust will be on these sections with the basic craft of the actor including acting, voice, movement, singing, scene study and productions predominant. The working knowledge gained in these runs in front of a paying audience is invaluable -a total hands-on experience, and an opportunity to build and increase your working skills as an actor. Plus the fact you will be seen continuously, in a professional London venue where your work will be taken seriously by agents & casting directors. You will leave with a working professional CV to hold you in good stead for your future career.

Acting: Classes include Work on Self, Work on Role, Concentration, Imagination, the Senses, Maskwork for transformation and Characterisation, Character Behaviour, Relationships, Impulse Exercises, Actions-Object Exercises, Stage Craft and working actions studies.

Audition and Career Skills: Interviews, auditions, audition choices, sight reading, CVs, photographs, Equity, Spotlight, Tax, Agents, Casting Directors, How To Get Work. A Casting Showcase for Agents & Casting Directors is presented each year.

Theatre Studies - The history and study of: Greeks, Shakespeare & Jacobian, Restoration, Eighteenth Century, Ibsen, Shaw, Chekhov, European, Contemporary Theatre, New Writing.

Play/text Analysis: Company members should be thinking creative beings who share in the process of making a play. They are part of an ensemble, working imaginatively on their contribution, diligently researching into period, society, politics and religion etc, so that both character and play are recreated. They need to appreciate that if theatre is to be an experience, it should reflect the human state; that a play develops from its period or is it fighting it?. The company must understand how theatre functions as a relevant force in our society -where it has come from and where it is going to.

Improvisation/Theatre of Storytelling: Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. An eclectic input is encouraged from the group working from relaxation, concentration, imagination, to generate enthusiasm and absolute creativity. Using improvisation, physicalisation and our own life experiences to develop our potential for immediate, expressive theatre. Communication is the key. You should not be afraid to fail. Argue for your limitations and sure enough they're yours. Improvisation is an important skill which the well rounded actor should acquire.

Voice: The voice reflects the person. When we increase physical and imaginative control of voice and language we open up unique vocal range. This supports the actor in creating character, in finding the rhythm of emotion and thought in text. You need a flexible and responsive instrument, to respond to differing demands of text, verse, the play and communication.

Movement Analysis: is a way and means to physical characterisation. The body must be an expressive and flexible tool to reflect the conflict and tensions within the character. The actor must be able to move within their space with assurance; to inhabit and project beyond; to inter-relate with people and objects on stage; to react with every fibre of their being to the demands of the thoughts and feelings of the character.

Other Disciplines Taught Include:

  • Stage Combat - Armed & Unarmed, including the British Association of Stage and Screen (BADC) exam
  • Period Dance
  • Ballet
  • Fitness & body conditioning
  • Acting for Camera
  • Acting for Radio/Voice-over
  • Devising
  • Choreography



How much does it cost?

Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry

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