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BA (Hons) Music Performance and Acting for Film

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Institution C58

UCAS WW3P

3 Years Full Time

Entry requirements 2018

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

A levels (or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC / Cambridge Technical): 104 to 120 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC / Cambridge Technical: DDD - DMM

International Baccalaureate: 28 points

Interview: Yes, candidates will be required to demonstrate, in a performance audition, ability in dance, acting and singing. Applicants with high levels of performance skills may be considered for a lower academic offer.

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Postgraduate pathways

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

Postgraduate study options available at Chichester include PGCE and Masters. 

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Entry Requirements and Fees

2020 UK fee: TBC

2020 International Fee: TBC

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

A levels (or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC / Cambridge Technical): 96 to 112 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC / Cambridge Technical: MMM

International Baccalaureate: 26 points

Interview: Candidates will be required to demonstrate, in a performance audition, ability in an instrument or voice and display musical awareness and skill. Applicants with high levels of performance skills may be considered for a lower academic offer.

IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

Student view

Alice Morris
What separates the degree at Chichester from other courses is how practical and ‘hands on’ it is. I’m always working on creative projects and developing skills. I’m taught by people who already work in the industry and that helps me think professionally about my work and my future.

Course content

Delivered by highly experienced practitioners in musical performance and in film and television acting, this course offers access from first year onwards to training in singing or instrumental performance and students will have opportunities to engage with one of the most extensive musical performance programmes in the UK.

Complementing this is the specialist development of practical skills in television and screen acting – a programme unique to Chichester.

All students can opt to audition for our six orchestras, nine other large ensembles, five choirs and more than 70 small ensembles, and to take part in performance work on campus, within the region and on regular overseas tours.

From the second year students also have an opportunity to create their own showreel performance material, filmed on a commercial sound stage (this year at Pinewood Studios).

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 music departments in the UK, with enviable teaching, performance and practice resources.

These currently include:

  • On campus and off campus performing spaces, including box office and other facilities
  • Studio performance space
  • Lighting and sound equipment
  • a suite of 30 practice rooms
  • dedicated pit band and orchestral rehearsal rooms
  • dedicated chamber music building
  • new high quality kits, amps, PA, mics and other equipment
  • Steadicam and Green Screen facilities
  • Dedicated acting rehearsal rooms
  • new concert pianos supplied by Steinway & Sons
  • new practice grand pianos supplied by Steinway & Sons

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 music 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 in 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, alumni have gone into:

  • West End productions (as stage performers, musical directors and pit musicians)
  • major touring productions throughout Europe
  • major cruise ships including Disney
  • UK and International small-scale touring theatre
  • ​Film and TV in both the UK and US
  • Edinburgh Festival
  • Cabaret
  • stage managers, arts managers and producers picking up contracts in the UK and around the world

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 from all disciplines complete the necessary preparation to be able to apply for internships.

 

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. 

Events Management

This module is designed as an introduction to theatre, festival and events management, from the business administration skills involved in coordinating people, sites and facilities to the legal, budgetary and insurance requirements for professional event planning.

Self-Employment, Marketing and Promotion

This module will explore the local and national marketplace and will introduce students to a number of different models of successful positioning within it. A successful career as a film or music professional needs to be informed, alongside musical and communication skills, by an understanding of the nature of self employment in business. 

Performance Development

This module introduces various approaches to performance that can serve to assist the student when communicating music to the listener. A variety of skills particular to their individual vocal or instrumental style will be explored with teachers. 

An extensive range of contextual study module options includes:

  • A suite of specialist Jazz modules
  • Rock, Pop and Club music modules
  • The Baroque, Classicism, Romanticism and other modules focused on music in the Western Classical tradition
  • Icons to Industry
  • Through the Lens

Throughout their study all students can access our Professional Resilience modules which explore a range of different strategies designed to offer support to the emerging arts practitioner and introduce students to a number of different models of successful self development.

Course elements will vary, but may include:

  • Get out of your mind for free, how to handle unwanted Private Events (thoughts, feelings, physical sensations);
  • Love your Ears - Raising Awareness about Dangers of Hearing Loss;
  • Mood and Food, explore the Relationship of what you eat and how you feel;
  • Making Achievable Goals;
  • Spirituality and Wellbeing;
  • An Introduction to Colour Analysis and Style;
  • Employability and Careers;
  • Mindfulness and Creative Practice, offering techniques to help ‘quiet your mind’ and relax in the present moment;
  • Active Listening;
  • The Performing Body, using Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais Method;
  • Yoga for singers and instrumentalists
  • Tai Chi

 

International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

The mission is to provide the student with skills that will enable them to navigate the complexities of the music and 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, instrumental and vocal coaches drawn from a core of more than 200 specialist staff.

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

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