ACTING FOR CONTEMPORARY THEATRE.
Developed with Rapscallion Cage Theatre Company
Degree delivered in partnership with Plymouth Marjon University*
Course Code ACT1
Institution Code P63
Make theatre/make mischief in Nottingham with the Rapscallion Cage Theatre Company.
Work and train as a member of the Rapscallion Cage ensemble
A conservatoire-style training with an average of 30 hours a week of contact time
Collaborate with industry professionals
Based in Nottingham, a vibrant and thriving hub for artists and creative professionals
Work, train and experiment as a member of the Rapscallion Cage Theatre Company ensemble. Our ethos is that theatre-making should be innovative, collaborative, supportive and a little mischievous.
This conservatoire-style BA (Hons) in Acting for Contemporary Theatre is an intensive two-year experience in which you will collaborate with industry professionals to make your own original works of theatre-mischief. Beginning with an exploration of the key, fundamental approaches to devising and working with text, you will reimagine the classics, experience immersive world-building, produce
your own festival, and create a full-scale performance in partnership with a professional theatre company.
As well as your varied and diverse theatre projects, you will also undertake regular core skills training in voice, movement, and acting, as well as advanced skills and techniques in stage combat, speaking verse, mime, mask and more. These bespoke skills classes are linked to support your theatre projects throughout the programme.
As a member of the Rapscallion Cage ensemble, we will prepare you for establishing and maintaining a successful career in the theatre industry. This includes generating marketing materials, setting-up and operating a theatre company, Arts Council funding, and auditions for actors. You’ll also take part in numerous live theatre performances throughout your programme, with additional opportunities to engage in directing and playwriting projects too.
You will be taught by experienced and passionate theatre-makers, actors, practitioners, directors and tutors with a vast range of specialist skills, expertise and qualifications. The programme leader and Artistic Director of the Rapscallion Cage is Ross Woods, with 15 years experience as an educator, a BA (Hons) in Theatre Acting from Bretton Hall, MA in Performing Shakespeare from Bath Spa university and who is currently completing a PhD in Jacobean Tragedy at Guildford School of Acting.
The BA (Hons) Acting for Contemporary Theatre is an accelerated degree taught over two years with 40 weeks of teaching per year. You receive the same number of weeks teaching as you would on a three-year course, but save several thousand pounds in tuition fees and a year’s living costs. The programme is limited to 20 students to ensure that you receive individual attention and has an average of 30 hours per week of direct teaching time.
*subject to validation