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BA (Hons) Screen Acting and Creative Technologies

 

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS W600

Course Length:

3 years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £9,250

2020/21 International fee: £13,500

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

Typical Offers (individual offers may vary):

Tariff points: 104 - 112

A Levels: BBC - BCC

BTEC: DMM - MMM

International Baccalaureate: 28 points

Access to HE Diploma: Pass with at least 15 credits worth of level 3 units at Merit 

IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

All applicants are required to audition for this course.

Course content

During the Screen Acting and Creative Technologies degree students will have an unparalleled opportunity to collaborate with dedicated crafts people and makers from across the creative industries.

You will be taught by a team of highly qualified professional practitioners and current industry figures including award winning directors, producers, actors, writers, editors and composers from the fields of Film, TV and Games.

Our approach gives aspiring screen actors the real world experiences and employability skills needed to develop their acting careers in a range of screen based creative industries.

The programme is a highly relevant course for the current and future needs of the screen industries. Underpinned by Acting Craft classes covering movement, character (psychology & emotions), improvisation, technique and methodologies across the 3 years, students enhance this training through a wide range of opportunities including;

  • drama production
  • comedy
  • motion capture
  • virtual reality
  • horse riding
  • driving
  • stunts
  • weaponry

Skills can be developed in Voice/Speech/Dialect for virtual characters, radio drama, voice over and ADR, and factual acting is considered by introductions to TV Presenting, Advertising and Scripted Reality.

Industry focused modules cover agents, auditions, film festivals & freelancing, and those wishing to explore the actor/writer dynamic can opt to take a number of screenwriting and storytelling modules.

Screen Acting & Creative Technologies students have exclusive access to a wide range of additional acting and performing opportunities from within the department, with numerous drama, performance and voice related projects completed every year by fellow students, staff and professional associates.

Alongside aspiring filmmakers, writers and animators, students will collaborate across the department to gain an exceptional understanding of production practices and technology application, enhancing an extended range of vital employability skills needed to build a successful career.

Opportunities to study the history, theory and cultural relevance of screen based content gives students the chance to investigate a range of interests throughout their degree beyond applied practice.

The department runs field trips to international film festivals, professional film shoots and industry conventions on a regular basis, and by working with professional associates and on staff projects students can develop early career profiles on IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base).

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

Tech Park Exterior

The department of Creative and Digital Technologies occupies the new Tech Park on the Bognor Regis Campus, which is where you will be taught. This exciting investment gives students access to professional industry standard facilities and hands on practical learning. 

The Tech Park facilites include:

A 300sqm film production studio and sound stage:

Film Studio

9 post production edit suites with‘soho’ standard dubbing:

Editing suite

An 80sqm green screen studio for motion capture and chroma work:

Green Screen

Professional recording studios with Mac and PC suites:

Recording Studio

The Tech Park is situated on our Bognor Regis campus, with our award-winning ‘Learning Resource Centre’ (LRC) at the heart of the campus, which hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study.

LRC Exterior

Also situated in the LRC is the ‘Support and Information Zone’ (SIZ), Costa Coffee and over 80 open access workstations. An equipment loan centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long-term loans. 

Where this can take you

Our Screen Acting & Creative Technologies programme can open the door to careers in

  • Television
  • Film
  • Games
  • Animation
  • Radio
  • Advertising
  • Screenwriting
  • Producing
  • Stand Up Comedy
  • Directing
  • Stunt Work
  • Public Speaking
  • Teaching

Postgraduate Pathways

Postgraduate study options available at Chichester include PGCE and Masters.

  • MA Film Production
  • MA Screen Acting
  • PGCE Primary

Alumni receive a 15% discount on postgraduate courses at Chichester.

Work placements

You’ll have the option to undertake a Placement module in your second year. Lecturers will introduce you to issues affecting employment, and individual tutorials and group meetings to discuss your progress support your learning.

Indicative modules

The modules available on the course are as follows:

All 15 credits unless otherwise stated

Level 4

Semester 1        

  • Introduction to the Art of Acting
  • Screen Acting Introduction: History & Practice
  • Digital Film Operations
  • Foundations of Story

Semester 2        

  • Developing the Art of Acting
  • Rehearsals, Casting & Auditions
  • Green Screen & Compositing
  • Filming Performance

Level 5

Semester 1

  • Corsets and Codpieces! Voice & Speech: ADR, V/O & Radio Drama
  • Directing Actors 1: Single camera
  • Writing the Short Film OR Drama Craft

Semester 2        

  • The Devising Actor
  • The Virtual Actor 1: Motion Capture
  • The Factual Actor: TV Presenting, Advertising and Scripted Reality
  • Writing the Feature Film OR Short Drama

Level 6

Semester 1

Final Creative Project + 3 from 4

  • Final Creative Project (45 credit Dissertation)
  • The Virtual Actor 2: Facial Motion Capture & Head Rigs
  • Enhanced Trade Craft 1: Weaponry & Stunts
  • Directing Actors 2: Multi camera
  • Industry Engagement and Film Festivals

Semester 2

Final Creative Project + 2 from 3

  • Final Creative Project (45 credit Dissertation)
  • Enhanced Trade Craft 2: Riding, Driving and Climbing
  • Resilience and the Freelancer
  • Business of Production

Please note that the modules given above are indicative and based on the current academic year.

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

International English Studies

Teaching and assessment

There will be a range of creative and practical assessments which will include:

  • Short films
  • Audio tracks
  • Video essays
  • Creative portfolios
  • Pod casts
  • Presentations
  • Reflective writing
  • Skills observation
  • Continuous assessment

Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 

Additional Costs