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BA (Hons) Acting for Film

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Institution C58

UCAS W420

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 Offer (individual offers may vary):

Tariff points: 96 - 112

A Levels: BCC - CCC

BTEC: DMM - MMM

International Baccalaureate: 28 points

IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

Interview: Candidates will be required to demonstrate their ability in dance, acting and singing in a performance audition. Applicants with high levels of performance skills may be considered for a lower academic offer. For more information on this process see below - Audition Details and FAQs.

Student view

Martha Franks
Studying ‘Acting For Film’ has been so different to any acting experience I've had in the past because often students don't get the chance to act on a proper film set, taking in the technicalities of it all. The course has highlighted aspects of acting which are completely new to me, which I find inspiring.
Katie Turner

Acting for Film has been everything I wanted it to be. The teachers are incredible and I have loved every minute!

Maliqkah Walton

Acting For Film’ has enhanced how passionate I am about aspiring to work in this field. The staff are amazing and work hard to turn us all into professionals. I love my course!

Course content

The University of Chichester Conservatoire is one of the largest and liveliest in the UK, with a community of over 400 student performers.

Delivered by highly experienced practitioners in film and television acting, directing and producing this course offers access from first year onwards to extensive practical training in screen performance.

As well as practical classes in camera and acting techniques the course also encompasses Film Combat, Voice-Over, Body Conditioning, Mindfulness and Professional Resilience.

Complementing this is the specialist development of industry knowledge and engagement – a unique programme in the UK.

From the second year students also have an opportunity to create their own performance material and have their ideas professionally produced and filmed. In addition they will have the opportunity to audition and act in a number of short films specially written and produced by industry professionals.

In the final year students will accumulate a significant body of show reel and voice-over material with additional careers workshops and advice from leading industry professionals available to them after graduation.

You’ll acquire a toolkit of vocational knowledge in work based modules designed to help you to extend your work beyond that of an actor, and to develop real understanding of the challenges of work in a professional environment.

Read our Acting for Film brochure.

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best-ever facilities available for your degree.

We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students which is as much about the quality of the tutors as it is about the spaces we work in.

This programme is mainly taught at our Chichester campus and is located in one of the largest performance departments in the UK, with enviable teaching, performance and practice resources.

These currently include:

  • Dedicated acting rehearsal rooms
  • Studio performance space
  • Access to commercial sound stage experience
  • State of the art lighting and sound equipment
  • New high quality 4K cameras
  • Comprehensive technical support including camera operators in majority of classes
  • Additional kit includes 25ft jib, Steadicam, 60ft of Dolly & Track and Green Screen facilities
  • State of the art Editing suites

The Bognor Regis campus is seven miles from the Bishop Otter campus and is connected by frequent buses. Our students therefore have access to both an historic cathedral city and an iconic south-coast seaside resort.

The Learning Resource at both campuses is the hub of the learning environment. 

It has two upper floors of library resources, with a comprehensive theatre and film collection, one for silent study and one for quiet study, both of which have recently been refurbished.

On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Hub, Otter Gallery, Costa Coffee and a variety of IT resources.

Where this can take you

Students will have the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills to enhance employability in a range of areas beyond University.

Course progression within the department has been very high, with a number of students going on to further study at Masters level in some of the most prestigious conservatoires in the country and in PGCE teacher training.

As performers, graduates will work, both in the UK and USA, in:

  • ​Commercial Film Production
  • Independent Film Production
  • Commercial Television
  • Music Video
  • Voice Over
  • Corporate Media
  • Games Industry
  • Website Video Production

Postgraduate Pathways

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

Work placements

We understand the importance of ensuring that you have the knowledge, skills and experience to compete successfully in today’s challenging jobs market. 

Our commitment is to make sure that students complete the necessary preparation to be able to successfully compete in all the screen acting related industries.

Indicative modules

Screen Acting

The importance of preparation for performance will be emphasized in the group lessons and in formative ‘performance assessment.’ Students will discuss aspects of performance practice relevant to their individual choice of or combination of discipline development.

Introduction to Industry

Students will develop their knowledge of a variety of professional roles both in the commercial industry and in public funded arts organisations. 

Iconoclasts To Icons

The importance of observing and contrasting Screen Acting technique and styles will be emphasized in the lectures and screenings. Students will be expected to articulate the context of performances in group discussion. 

In The Spotlight

The importance of technique and styles of the chosen skills will be emphasized in this bespoke programme of study. Students will be expected to be able to believably demonstrate their chosen skills in a filmed acting performance.

Through the Lens

The importance of observing, anlaysing and critiquing Screen Acting technique and styles will be emphasized in the lectures and screenings. . Students will develop their theoretical knowledge of performance practice.

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

International English Studies

Teaching and assessment

The mission is to provide the student with skills that will enable them to navigate the complexities of the film and television industries through the offer of a professional standard of training within a well-structured and ambitious timetable with considerable contact time with tutors.

We pride ourselves on the quality of the teaching given to our students. Innovation, enthusiasm and expertise combine to deliver the excellent standards that give our institution its high reputation in this field.

The tutors are professional practitioners, demonstrating leadership in the industry offering peer support to colleagues and are generous with their knowledge and expertise.  

You will be taught by a core team of experienced and highly-qualified tutors together with a wide-ranging team of acting, lighting, sound, screenwriting and production tutors drawn from a core of more than 200 specialist staff.

You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays/portfolios, examinations, filmed performances and practical work, project work, presentations and seminar discussions.

Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 

Additional Costs

AUDITION DETAILS AND FAQS

AUDITION FAQs

I can’t log in to ChiView. What do I do?

If you have never logged in to ChiView before you need to create your account. Go to chiview.chi.ac.uk and then click ‘New User/ Forgotten Password’. You will need to input your applicant number (be careful, this is not your enquirer number or UCAS number), your surname, and your birth date in the format DD/MM/YYYY including the slashes. ChiView will then send you a temporary password. Please check your junk folder as this email often gets filtered into there.

Will there soon be more dates available on ChiView?

Typically auditions and interviews run from December – March, although each subject can vary. Usually only two or three dates will be available to book on ChiView at a time, but as the first batch of dates close the page will refresh with new options. If you cannot see a date which suits you, the best course of action is usually to wait until the page refreshes. Dates are released two to three weeks in advance.

When/ how will I find out if I have been invited to attend?

You will receive an email either way. If you have been invited to attend an interview or audition your email will guide you to log on to your ChiView portal, find ‘My application’, and then click ‘Respond to interview invitation’. Here you will find the first batch of dates to choose from.

Where do I find documents relating to the interview/audition?

Once you have booked an audition or interview you will only then have access to the relevant documents. On your ChiView portal find ‘Events schedule’ and then click ‘View details’. Here you will be able to view, download, or print the documents which will tell you how to prepare and what to expect on the day.

I can't see the 'View details' button next to my interview/ audition details on ChiView, so can't access the relevant documents.

Sometimes if you are viewing your ChiView portal on a phone, the dimensions might not allow you to see all elements. Please try again on another devise.

You may need to clear your browser history. Advice about how to do this can be found here: help.chi.ac.uk/clearing-your-browser-data-including-cache

If you are still unable to see the ‘View details’ button, please check that you have successfully booked your audition/interview by clicking ‘respond to interview invitation’.

If all else fails, you are welcome to email admissions@chi.ac.uk. Please have your applicant number ready. The Admissions team will be able to check whether your audition/ interview is booked and email you relevant documents.

How do I change my interview/audition date?

If you have booked an interview or audition and now you are unable to attend please visit your ChiView portal, find ‘Event schedule’, and then click ‘Cancel attendance’. You will need to inform the admissions team via admissions@chi.ac.uk so that we can issue you a new invitation.

Can I park on-site, and are there disabled parking available on both campuses?

Yes, you can park on-site if you buy a pay-and-display ticket. It is worth noting that demand for car park spaces exceeds the spaces available, particularly during term time. For this reason, parking controls and restrictions are implemented to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the University, equity of access and fairness.

There are clearly marked disabled parking bays available at both the Bognor and Chichester campuses. More information about travel can be found here: chi.ac.uk/about-us/how-find-us