FdA Theatre Arts (Acting and Contemporary Theatre Making) - Full Time
|Course Length:||2 Years||Site:||West Durrington Campus Map|
|Attendance:||Full time||Course Code:||FHFDR1|
(This course is validated by the University of Brighton and delivered by Northbrook College)
UCAS code: W410
A dynamic course for those wishing to progress their skills to create work at professional standards. The course emphasises the generation of innovative theatre work, enabling students to make bespoke and commissioned pieces responding to a range of new and classic areas of performance. Current practice is explored across a spectrum of contemporary working contexts. Working closely with industry practitioners from theatre, film, transmedia and festival platforms, the course builds upon traditional acting techniques and equips students with technological, marketing and creative skills for the 21st century.
Company practice explores devised, adapted and scripted theatre with showcase productions in the 200 seat Northbrook Theatre and regional venues. The course develops skills in characterisation, improvisation, voice, physicality, acting for film and TV and promotion through a graduated programme of workshops, rehearsals, studio productions, festival work and main house shows.
Performance projects are underpinned by regular vocal and physical theatre techniques classes, including butoh, yoga, silks and acro-balance alongside diction, inflection, projection and breath control applied to text and improvisation. First year training delivers techniques and performance opportunities leading to greater independence of practice and skills application in the second year where the focus shifts to placing student work in industrial contexts such as the Brighton Festival.
Contextual Studies and career development thread through both years of the course enabling students to choose between industry and BA level study upon successful completion of all units. Possibilities for the study of directing also become an option for second year students. As with all the performance courses, this Foundation Degree works in close collaboration with the Design, Technical Theatre and Stage Management courses to produce work of high quality in an environment modelled on professional practice.
Study hours are split between approximately one third scheduled learning (eg lectures, tutorials, practical classes and workshops) and two thirds guided independent study, which may include 3 weeks' work experience.
Individual offers may vary.
Interview All candidates will be invited to attend an interview/audition. Auditions must be from a published play or monologue book - self-written or devised pieces are not appropriate in this instance.
There are no written exams and you will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical work (for more details, see the Programme Specification).
Applications are to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting institution code: N41 and Institution code name: NBRK
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