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Overview

BA (Hons) Acting (Screen & Digital Media) Course Overview BA (Hons) Acting (Screen & Digital Media)  Course Overview

Our intensive and practical course focuses on fundamental technical acting techniques, while putting you at the cutting edge of acting for screen and digital platforms. 

You work with traditional and emerging technologies to create a diverse set of skills. These include TV, film, online, voice for audio (animation, ADR, immersive audio) and motion capture (including VR). You also develop off-camera skills as a writer, director and producer while collaborating with other students on productions as you compile a varied and well-rounded professional media portfolio.

What You Will

Study

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Student

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    "LIPA thrives on its friendliness and the way all courses interlink. I love that we get to work with so many other people, learning and developing from one another, making us better team players and communicators for the future."

    Jamie Leigh Price - (Graduated 2022)

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    "From my first audition, I knew LIPA was the place for me. Incredibly welcoming teachers, awesome facilities, and great accommodation nearby - you can't beat it!"

    Kane Hutchinson - (Graduated 2022)

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How You Will

Study

  • Technical skills classes
    Technical skills classes
  • Workshops
    Workshops
  • Performances
    Performances
  • Seminars
    Seminars
  • Lectures
    Lectures
  • Independent study
    Independent study
  • Group Work
    Group Work
  • Masterclass
    Masterclass

How You Will Be

Assessed

Your assessment takes place during practical classes and rehearsals, performances and your reflective journals. Overall, assessment is based on applications of technique in performance situations, either in front of a camera, an audience or in workshops. 

The coursework element is focussed on your future career, your working environment and critical life skills. In your third year you undertake an optional practical or written research project. Again, career focussed and chosen by you.

Practical/written work ratio

80% practical work / 20% written course work

Validated By:

Liverpool John Moores University

What Our

Graduates Do

We expect that graduates from this new course will be contemporary screen actors capable of creating employment for themselves and others in today’s recorded and digital world. Your likely future work will be as performers in TV, film, ADR, scripted reality, virtual reality, motion capture, gaming and online. Other career outcomes will be as TV presenters, online influencers, directors, scriptwriters, content creators and podcasters.

Entry

Requirements

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UCAS tariff points required from level 3 qualifications

For example:

  • Two A Levels at grade C or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: MPP  
  • BTEC Diploma: MM
  • T level: P (D or E)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: Pass including 64 points from Higher Level subjects

You also need 5 GCSEs grade 4/C or above including English and Maths or Level 2 equivalents.

Mature applicants (aged 21+): if you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.



5.5

IELTS or above

You need to meet our English language requirement - a minimum of IELTS 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). We also accept other English language examination equivalents. You can find out more about English Language requirements here 

You also need academic qualifications at the same level as UK applicants. You can find out more about qualifications from specific countries here

Mature applicants (aged 21+). If you do not hold the academic qualifications but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply.

Educational qualifications are important but limited in what they can tell us about you.

Your natural ability, your fit with what and how we teach, your growth and your potential are also key factors in our admission process. We can’t evaluate these solely on your educational achievements, so no matter which course you are applying for, we look for the following attributes on your application and at the interview stage.

Key

Attributes

1

Knowledge, Ability and Experience

We’d like you to have some performance experience in acting on stage, ideally combined with some acting to camera. If you have experience in directing, writing, creating or editing films/videos, we’d be interested to know about this, although these aren’t essential for entry on to the course.

2

Commitment

We’re keen to hear about how much acting you are doing outside your school qualifications. Also let us know if you have volunteered or gained work experience at a local theatre, arts centre, music venue, festival, TV production company or digital agency. We understand that distance or cost may have stopped you from gaining formal experience, so we also like to read what you have done to connect to acting (for example: reading or seeing other people act).

3

Ability To Work Effectively with Others

While you’re with us (and in your professional work) you’ll work with a range of people – students, teachers and industry professionals, so it’s essential that you can work well with others. We’d like to see that you can take direction and feedback well, listen to others and offer support and constructive feedback.

4

Broad Interest and Engagement

We look for evidence that you are curious about the world around you and want to engage with all aspects of the course you’re applying for and the wide range of opportunities we offer.

5

Self-Awareness

We’d like to know why you’re applying to us and how you think the course you’re applying for will help you to grow and achieve your career aspirations. We’d like to see that you understand your strengths and weaknesses and how we can support you.

6

A Spirit of Enterprise

We want you to be able to work on your own initiative and see that you’re interested in creating your own opportunities. You may have been involved in creative projects which weren’t part of your regular school/college curriculum, or if you haven’t had the chance to do this, you might have ideas and ambitions which you can tell us about.

Statement

This course will be subject to revalidation for 2023 entry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our course changes information