Screen Acting & Performance* MA

UCA Farnham - 2021

Length of study:

One year full-time

Campus:

UCA Farnham

Entry requirements:

Honours degree and/or relevant work experience

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Course entry options:

September 2021

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Course overview

Our MA in Screen Acting and Performance at UCA Farnham offers you an opportunity to expand and deepen your contextual knowledge and practice in acting for the stage or screen. 

While you don’t need any formal training in performance to join this course, we are looking for creative students who are keen to challenge themselves, experiment and push boundaries within the craft.

With the support of expert staff including Dr Sian Rees, Dr Harry Whalley and pioneering intimacy co-ordinator Pia Rickman, you will explore different aspects of performance and how it is consumed, learn about presenting, develop your professional profile, extend your screen acting skills and complete an ambitious final project.

*Course subject to validation

Course details

  • Term 1

    Contextual studies
    You will look at the history of screen content, as well as considering its contemporary context – examining online screening, live streaming and the rise of social media platforms like TikTok.

     

    Presenting
    You will learn about a range of presenting styles and develop your skills as a presenter of live and recorded work, content for online media, and influencer content. You will produce a screen presentation, supported by a blog.

  • Term 2

    Professional Development
    In this unit you’ll build a professional website, edit your showreel and learn how to find work opportunities, exploring the roles of networking, social media and professional agents. 

     

    Screen Acting with Elements of Screen Production

    This module will train you in the various approaches required for good screen acting, from finding your mark and eye line to learning your character, understanding the processes of consent for intimate scenes, and preparing for a shoot after rehearsal. You’ll put these approaches into practice with the production of a scene or short film.

  • Term 3

    Final Major Project
    The culmination of your studies, your final major project will be supervised by one of our team of internationally recognised practitioners and theorists, and exhibited in our James Hockey Gallery. You will also be required to write a supporting essay.

  • Fees and additional course costs

    Tuition fees
    The course fees per year for 2021 entry are:

    • UK students full-time - £10,400
    • International and EU students full-time - £17,500 (standard fee)
    • International and EU students full-time - £16,800 (full early payment fee)

    Additional course costs
    In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2021 entry, these will be uploaded here shortly. 

    Further information
    Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:

    These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.

  • Fee discounts and scholarships

    To support all of our current students and our recent UK alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.

Facilities

This course has an on-campus performance space and study spaces for group working, tutorials, seminars and technical workshops. On campus there are digital media suites with Macs and PCs with latest programmes for film editing as well as general design work. There is also a modern library with a wealth of books, journals, special collections and online resources.

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International & EU applications

If you are applying for more than one course in the UK please apply via UCAS, to apply direct to UCA please use the links below:

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Due to visa requirements, this course is not available to students that require a Tier 4 (General) visa

If you have another category of visa please contact us: internationaladmissions@uca.ac.uk to find out if you are eligible to study.

If you're interested in joining Year 3 of this course, please contact our Admissions Team on +44 (0) 1252 892 960 or admissions@uca.ac.uk

When to apply:

You can apply throughout the year but we recommend you try and apply as early as possible so you have time to arrange accommodation and visas, if required.

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Entry requirements

UK entry requirements

  • An honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline

and/or

  • Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project and can demonstrate their potential to satisfactorily complete the course.

International entry requirements

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Non-UK equivalent qualifications

English language requirements

Don't meet the international entry requirements or English language requirements?

You may be able to enter the course through the following entry courses:

Pre-sessional English courses in the UK or China

UCA International Foundation courses

The UCA International College

Your portfolio

For this course, you’ll be required to submit an online audition via your UCA Applicant Portal. Further information on how to compile and upload your audition will be provided once you have applied. If you receive an offer, you’ll be invited to attend an Offer Holder Webinar where you can meet the course team and learn more about the course.

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