3 YEAR B.A. (HONS) ACTING DEGREE COURSE FOR STUDENTS OVER 18 YEARS
Validated by University of East London. Accredited by N.C.D.T.
Italia Conti Academy is a world-renowned centre for actor training. Its graduates populate the performance industries and it is this commercial edge that makes the BA (Hons) Acting course unique. It is one of the country's leading vocational acting courses with an emphasis on professional development and employability. We believe that acting is not just an art form but also a craft and our students leave the course equipped with the skills necessary to take up meaningful roles within the profession. The course is designed to encourage self-awareness as a 'creative entrepreneur' and our students are characterised by their imagination, flexibility and determination.
The Italia Conti Acting Course does not seek to mould young actors to any one method or system for acting. Rather it tries to make available to its students the widest possible range of ideas and training methods, so that each student may begin to construct a personal way of working, whose development will continue throughout their life.
The Course also aims to produce flexible performers who can work in as wide a range of styles or media as possible. Having said that, the course does have underlying theories of training and performance, as well as clear philosophies about the roles of drama in society, which permeate the teaching.
Acting is concerned with performance, live or recorded, and our degree course ensures that final assessments reflect this through a Velocity Exit course structure. This means that the final award gained at graduation is based upon the performance work in the 3rd year of the degree course. It is through performance that the ability to integrate and apply acting, voice, movement and singing skills is measured. It is because of the holistic nature of acting that this form of assessment is most appropriate.
In level 1 the curriculum focuses on the acquisition of technical skills, such as acting, voice, movement and singing. Rehearsals for projects allows students to put the techniques they have learnt into practice. This very technical 1st year underpins the 2nd year where more time is given over to rehearsal and project work. In the 3rd year technical classes take place on Mondays only with the rest of the week given over to rehearsals for public performances. All productions, live and recorded, receive voice, movement and singing input as required. In addition students are given career advice and support through the Professional Preparation module.
Full details of this course can be found on: www.italiaconti-acting.co.ukita