University Of Chichester Drama
BA (Hons) Acting is a performance programme taught by leading theatre and performing arts professionals, training you in key acting styles and contexts. You will produce and perform in shows with established scripts and create original works, while also developing highly relevant professional contacts that set you up for demanding, diverse and flexible careers in the professional theatre and drama industry.
“I increasingly find I am meeting Chichester graduates doing brilliant things – working at festivals, curating events, performing and developing work.” – Mary Osborn, Assistant Artists’ Advisor and Programme Coordinator
BA (Hons) Acting is a practical performance-based programme, running in parallel to the established and successful BA (Hons) Theatre.
You will become a member of a shared creative community, where cultural identity, experimentation and research are central to the process of making live and recorded theatre. The programme recognises the importance of craft and technique, but also of critical thinking, in relation to the performer at the heart of the creative process of theatre.
You will work with established text and develop understanding of key acting styles and contexts; you will also work to produce and perform in original work and develop highly relevant professional contacts that set you up for demanding, diverse and flexible careers in the professional theatre. Across all three years, students are engaged in a developed vocational programme, designed to develop significant skills, ideas and experiences relevant to creative performance careers.
At various points in the programme, we provide classes in:
- Skills: Movement, Dance, Voice, Scene study, Creative Writing, Technical Production and Stage Management, Solo Performance, Classical Theatre
- Focused Creative Projects: Narrative, Physical Theatre, Text and Cultural Identity; Clowning, Multi-media, the Body, Community Theatre
- Production: Four major staff-led performance events (over the last two years);
- Critical and Cultural Studies: Introduction to Applied Theory, Modernism, Romanticism and Post Modernism
- Professional Development: Business Management and Showcasing
At Level Four (first year)