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Bath Spa University

Bath , England ,United Kingdom

ACTING BA (Hons)

Overview 

This is a challenging Acting degree, taught by experienced and specialized staff, that reflects the considerable stamina and continued application required to become the actor that you want to be. Our excellent teaching reputation combines rigorous practical training with research and analytical skills.

BA Acting provides regular technical classes to develop your voice, singing, movement and comedy skills to a professional level. In classes and performance projects, you’ll explore the key processes and practitioners that inform contemporary approaches to acting.

In your second year, stage combat and on-camera acting and training classes help you develop work that is practical, skills-based and industry-aware. Underpinning this is an emphasis on the vital interaction between academic research and acting processes.

Our Acting course is designed to equip you to succeed in an increasingly competitive profession. You’ll develop creative and transferable skills to become an independent thinker and motivated artist.

Course Structure 

Year one
The first year introduces you to the key practitioners and processes that underpin actor training, alongside the foundations for understanding the interconnectivity between composition, rehearsal, research, and performance.

You’ll develop such skills as script analysis, breaking down a scene, researching the world of the play, interpreting the character, exploring subtext, and tools for devised, self-motivated work.

This will be balanced by technical classes, which will introduce you to professional-level movement, and vocal and comedic skills that will enable you to work effectively both as an individual and as part of an ensemble.

Year two
This year advances your knowledge and application of the interpretation, analysis, and performance of text, providing you with industry-focused projects in order to extend your understanding and application of performing in, as well as creating drama.

Alongside your regular technical classes, you’ll receive acting for camera training and stage combat classes, designed to enhance your skills base and prepare you for production projects in year three.

Year three
his is your apprentice year, where we’ll encourage you to take your skills into an outward-facing environment.

You’ll become a member of Bath Spa Productions, a professional company that produces work across a range of live and recorded media. All work during this year is designed to encourage your understanding of professional and industry-specific opportunities, enhancing your self-awareness of your own creative strengths, and facilitating your expression of ideas within future professional and/or academic contexts.

The production environment, focused on live and recorded media during this year, will test your ability to work collaboratively by connecting your acting work with design, technical, management, music, and other production elements. Within this collaborative environment, you’re expected to meet industry-standard expectations and work within professionally recognized timeframes.

Study Mode - four years full time with a professional placement year.(RTFD)
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Campus Information

NEWTON PARK

There can’t be many campuses that rival Newton Park. The parkland estate has everything you’d expect from a modern university, as well as a castle and a lake. All this and it's only four miles from the buzz of central Bath.

Intakes

  • Jan
  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

Visa process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

We’ve got lots to share with you and to help we have split our work into three elements which will support you with:

  • Exploring your options
  • Gaining valuable experience
  • Progressing your ideas and career plans

At Bath Spa we believe you are continually exploring your options and experiencing different pathways to progression, but that this journey is not linear. It keeps on going throughout your time with us and when you leave. Some of our services cross all three areas and allow you to explore, experience and progress all in one, such as The Bath Spa Award.

We encourage you to read resources and attend events across all stages of Explore, Experience and Progress as they will offer beneficial insight and development opportunities regardless of the current stage you are at in your career journey.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 Years PSW is applicable after the course completing (Bachelors level or above).

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

FOR INDIA

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate/Indian School Certificate (standard XII) from the following boards CBSE/CISCE/WBCHSEB, with 65%, including grade C in at least five subjects. 

Standard entry requirements

These are the general entry requirements for students from all countries. You can either apply if you meet these requirements or those specific to your country.

  • IB Diploma at 26 points (minimum)
  • 3 A levels at grades CCC-BCC
  • Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard.

Undergraduate year 2 or 3 entry

  • You may be able to transfer credits and go onto year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree.

FOR BANGLADESH

  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Certificate plus a recognised foundation year.

Standard entry requirements

These are the general entry requirements for students from all countries. You can either apply if you meet these requirements or those specific to your country.

  • IB Diploma at 26 points (minimum)
  • 3 A levels at grades CCC-BCC
  • Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard.

Undergraduate year 2 or 3 entry

  • You may be able to transfer credits and go onto year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree.

FOR NEPAL

  • Higher Secondary Education Board Examination, plus a recognised foundation year.

Standard entry requirements

These are the general entry requirements for students from all countries. You can either apply if you meet these requirements or those specific to your country.

  • IB Diploma at 26 points (minimum)
  • 3 A levels at grades CCC-BCC
  • Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard.

Undergraduate year 2 or 3 entry

  • You may be able to transfer credits and go onto year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree.

FOR PAKISTAN

  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Certificate plus a recognised foundation year.

Standard entry requirements

These are the general entry requirements for students from all countries. You can either apply if you meet these requirements or those specific to your country.

  • IB Diploma at 26 points (minimum)
  • 3 A levels at grades CCC-BCC
  • Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard.

Undergraduate year 2 or 3 entry

  • You may be able to transfer credits and go onto year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree.

FOR SRI LANKA

  • Sri Lanka A Levels with grades of BCC-CCC.

Standard entry requirements

These are the general entry requirements for students from all countries. You can either apply if you meet these requirements or those specific to your country.

  • IB Diploma at 26 points (minimum)
  • 3 A levels at grades CCC-BCC
  • Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard.

Undergraduate year 2 or 3 entry

  • You may be able to transfer credits and go onto year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree.

IELTS 6.0. For visa nationals this must include a minimum of 5.5 in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.