"Potential is nothing unless you learn how to harness and channel it into something creative, making IT (whatever IT is) happen – and it was Kingston that made me realise that.” – Howard Charles (Kingston College alumni)
The BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Media is a course for actors who are serious about going in into the acting profession and who love their art form as much as we do. The emphasis is on development of high–level performance skills, supported by relevant theory. It is a practical course and provides numerous opportunities for performances, both on stage and to camera.
Throughout the 3 years you will develop advanced movement, voice, stage and screen skills; as well as learning the art of filming and editing, musical theatre, physical theatre and classical acting. In the final year you will undertake a practical performance based dissertation that will ensure you leave the course with a marketable professional piece of work of your own; it is these strong creative skills that supported alumni Ambreen Razia in the development of her widely acclaimed one-woman show, The Diary of a Hounslow Girl. The course culminates in a West End showcase to which agents are invited and critical networks are forged.
The College offers a close-knit friendly environment in a beautiful location. It has two fully equipped theatres, two state of the art TV studios and editing facilities, three dance studios and range of free-to-use rehearsal and practice rooms.
Course Content• Year 1 focuses on developing the skills and knowledge a modern actor needs for work on the stage and in the studio. There is a strong emphasis on Movement and Voice. As well as appearing on stage and screen, you learn the arts of filming and editing.
• The second year programme includes a full scale production, with modules developing a broad range of performance skills including Musical Theatre and Physical Theatre.
• Year 3 is focused on getting you ready for work in the industry with your final production and a module in Professional Practice and a showcase of your work in the West End to which agents are invited. You also undertake a project which ensures that you leave the course with a marketable professional piece of work of your own.
The full award is made upon the accumulation of 360 credits, 120 for each year of study.
Entry Requirements80 UCAS points (GCE A/VCE) or Level 3 Extended Diploma – Merit Overall Profile, plus successful audition and satisfactory reference.
Duration and DeliveryThree years, full time. Next course start date: September 2017.
ProgressionPast students have progressed into the Performance industry and some have successfully secured agents. Our alumni can be found treading the boards at venues such as the National Theatre, Sheffield Crucible Studio, The Etcetera, The Landor and The Jermyn Street Theatre. Our past students have also produced work for national festivals including Edinburgh, Camden, Brighton and Kingston.
Career options include:
Actors (Stage, Film & TV)
Theatre in Education Practictioners
Recent graduates include:
- Sophie Wardlow – TV Actor (Call the Midwife)
- Parry Glasspool - Hollyoaks
- Nigel Allen & Alex Sycamore – Warhorse (West End and Tour)
- Chloe Penycate – Panto national tour
- Paul Ferguson – 5* awarded playwright at Edinburgh
- Paul Comerford – Production Manager UWL
- Howard Charles - Three Musketeers
Additional InformationThis course will be delivered at our Kingston Hall Road centre.
Tuition fees for 2017-2018:
Home/EU students - £7250 Year 1 / International Students - £9500
All fees quoted are per year of study and do not include awarding body fees and consumables.
Tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to confirmation and may change. They are like to increase in line with inflation each year.
Awarding Body: University of West London
Course Code: WP43/K
Institution Code: K83