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Colchester Institute

Creative Performance (Acting)

A creative and challenging course that develops the skills of performers to create original material and inspiring performances in a variety of venues. The BA (Hons) in Creative Performance course is designed for students who are serious about acting whilst being able to appreciate the competitive environment of being a performer. Script writing module in the third year.
Duration Three years full time
Level BA Single Hons
Cost Full-time £7,500 pa (2012/13 entry)
The course is designed to provide students with a range of skills for sustainable employment within the performing industries with a focus on devising, improvisation and acting. Students are encouraged to create theatre companies to produce their own work. The course is intended to create more independent performers who are equally comfortable creating devised commissioned performances in unusual venues, such as a site-specific piece, as well as having the essential skills to perform on a more traditional stage. Creation of new and original work is a key element of the course without losing sight of the importance of established practitioners and their methods. Therefore, the course provides students with the skills to act but will also nurture expertise that many actors use alongside performing professionally to sustain a career, such as directing, play writing, devising, workshop leadership and teaching.
The minimum requirement is 160 UCAS points. All applicants will attend an audition, details of which will be sent to the applicants when they apply. We are looking for students who have a passion for creative approaches to performance and previous experience.
Year one: Acting 1, Theory and Practice of Acting, Movement for Actors, Improvisation 1, Physical Theatre, Voice. Year two: Acting 2, Contemporary Performance Techniques, Voice and Speech, Improvisation 2, Devising, Performance Project. Year three: Acting 3, Workshop Leadership, Script Writing, Directing, Classical Performance Techniques, Screen Performance Techniques, Major Theatre Project.
Contact Information
Institution Colchester Institute
Colchester Campus, Sheepen Road

Tel: (01206) 712777
Fax: (01206) 712800
Department: Centre of Music and Performing Arts