ACTING FOR STAGE AND SCREEN.
Validated by Bath Spa University
UCAS Course Code BS08
Institution Code B20
Actor training, re-imagined in a 2 year accelerated degree.
An Acting Company in Training resident at Tobacco Factory Theatres.
A conservatoire-style training with 30 hours a week of classes.
At least five live productions, plus film projects and showcases
Eligibility for graduate Spotlight and Equity membership in your final year.
The way theatre works as an industry, who it speaks to and for is changing and actor training programmes need to reflect this. No longer can actors be trained to be a blank canvas to create another’s reality, rather they must be creative artists who bring themselves, their experience, their culture and their perspective to their work. That’s how we will achieve genuine diversity and change. Students joining the course will be part of that change.
The concept is that, as a student, you work in an ensemble – a training company – and have an input into how that company is run. In the first year you explore acting skills with an emphasis on practice that encourages the development of the actor as creative artist; Michael Chekov, Vakhtangov, Laban and Anne Bogart.
The second year is all about productions, including a TV production and a London agent’s showcase and it is in this year that the course really benefits from its partnership with Tobacco Factory Theatres. The course will be a resident acting company in training at the theatre; the first of its kind in the country.
You’ll be taught by some of the most experienced tutors working in the industry: acclaimed theatre director, Nancy Medina, the 2018 recipient of the prestigious RTST Sir Peter Hall Award, is a co-Artistic Director of the Bristol School of Acting; Stuart Wood, with nearly 40 years experience as a director and teacher of acting in the UK’s leading drama schools, is the other.
BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen is an intensive, accelerated degree taught over two years, with 40 weeks of teaching per year. You receive the same number of weeks of teaching as you would on a three-year course, but save at least £10,000 in tuition fees and a year’s living costs. It is limited to 20 students, with an average of 30 hours per week of direct teaching time.
HOW TO APPLY AND AUDITION.
We’re delighted to be embarking on this uniquely symbiotic relationship between a professional theatre and a drama school. The partnership will enrich and empower the training experience for students - who will collaborate with renowned artists in our spaces - and embolden our theatre’s mission to provide impactful, innovative and inclusive pathways into the industry.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, TOBACCO FACTORY THEATRES