Acting for Screen encompasses a range of contemporary performance disciplines, from drama for feature film and presenting for television, through to promotion and influencing on the web and through social media. This course offers the opportunity to develop the skills and attributes to excel in these areas whilst studying amongst a thriving community of diverse creatives.
As a specialist arts university we have the resources and expertise to provide you with the best possible education in acting for screen. You will have access to film studios, production equipment and rehearsal space. You will also have the opportunity to work with experienced industry professionals, who will provide you with feedback and guidance on your work.
Our Industry Speaker programme includes professionals from across the creative media industries to provide a real-world context for developing your career path.
You will be encouraged to gain professional practice opportunities wherever possible, through working with students on our Filmmaking course or engagement with external productions. We will support you through developing networking skills and developing professional contacts. Working in an environment that includes popular musicians, animators, creative writers, marketeers, fine artists, and designers across a range of disciplines will provide opportunities for exciting collaborations and creative stimulation.
This course is Subject to Approval
You will explore the processes of storytelling and the techniques of performance. Workshops in acting and performance technique will be supported by developing skills in the basic processes of filmmaking to provide the context for developing your craft with an informed perspective and purpose.
There are excellent opportunities to explore the practice of acting for screen at different levels of production either through collaboration with others or through self-recording. Facilities at the University range from mid-level equipment suited to social media and digital output through to a full film studio and green screen facility. Working with our filmmaking students can lead to content that uses industry-standard professional production and editing equipment including cameras, lighting and sound kits for location and studio work.
Computer suites house networks of Apple Mac computers featuring regularly updated, industry-standard software for a wide range of creative applications that support all our courses, with equipment consistent with that used in the creative workplace including mainstream video editing facilities. A purpose-built specialist library is open to all students and includes Digital Collections to enhance the learning experience as well as the University archive. Self service facilities are available throughout, supported by a dedicated and experienced team of library staff.
Having acquired advanced performance and communication skills, there are a wide range of careers opportunities available to graduates. You could work in the film and television industry as an actor, voice artist or presenter, or in wider areas of the creative industries, such as advertising, marketing, digital communications or public relations.