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BA (Honours)

Performance for Stage and Screen

Approach the concept of performance from a variety of angles and recognise the relationship between it and everyday life.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year †
International: £12,750 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 88-104 UCAS points
What is the UCAS code? W491
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Explore the close relationship between practical exploration of performance skills and techniques.
  • Take a critical analysis of the contexts and concepts surrounding performance practices.
  • Experience a broad range of performance practices.
  • Specialise in areas such as traditional acting methodologies.
  • Create your own work, or work in educational and community settings.

As well as gaining a practitioner perspective, you consider the role of the audience and critic towards these media. Your investigations blend a practical approach with a clear theoretical understanding.

Student View

Watch student Amy Ratcliffe talk about what it’s like to study this course

How you learn

Your lecturer's view

Watch course leader Ashley Barnes talk about this course.

An emphasis is placed on the cyclical relationship between practical enquiry and critical analysis and reflection. You are required and supported to continue your learning through individual study and group project work.

You learn through

  • practical studio-based workshops introduces you to key performance skills and techniques
  • traditional lectures
  • interactive seminars
  • screenings of film and performance material
  • external trips and visits

Course leaders and tutors

Neil Sissons
Neil Sissons
Senior Lecturer In Performance

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

Live projects

A number of assessments require you to work in public or professional contexts, and to relate your learning to ongoing personal and professional development.

Networking opportunities

Staff in stage and screen come from a range of academic and performance backgrounds, and include a number of professional practitioners, as well scholars with specialisms in a diverse range of research and practice. The core team is also supported by a number of external practitioners, who contribute to our delivery of specialist modules.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • professional performance
  • the arts, media and entertainment industries
  • teaching
  • community development
  • applied theatre work
  • cultural industries
  • public sector management and administration
  • events management
  • programme scheduling

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work in

  • the screen industries
  • theatres
  • the media
  • their own theatre companies
  • theatre-in-education
  • arts marketing
  • arts management
  • teaching

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work in

  • rehearsal and recording studios
  • a fully-equipped cinema
  • flexible classrooms and IT facilities

Entry requirements

UK students

GCSE English language at grade C or grade 4 or above. We do accept GCSE equivalents. Plus one of the following

• 104 UCAS points from at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points in film, television or theatre/performance studies. We accept AS levels. We accept General Studies.

Or

• 88 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points in film, television or theatre/performance studies. We accept General Studies.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• Access - 45 credits at level 3 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS average score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in all skills.

The evidence you provide in your personal statement and reference will influence whether you are shortlisted, so please take the time to plan and complete your application form. If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to submit a piece of work as part of the selection process.

View our selection process guidance to ensure you understand the process.

We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice.

Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website.

EU and International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.


Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Acting For The Screen Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 30%
70%
Module: Ensemble Practices Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Practical:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Introduction To Broadcast Performance Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 30%
70%
Module: Performance Through Time Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Performer And The Text Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 30%
70%
Module: Starting A Creative Portfolio Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Theatre Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 30%
70%
Module: Approaches To Classic Text Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 30%
70%
Module: Re-Interpreting Performance Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 60%
40%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Broadcast Voices Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 30%
70%
Module: Diy Film Making Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: In Situ: Body, Space And Performance Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: The Actor Training Studio Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 30%
70%

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Approaches To Research Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Final Show Credits: 40.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 30%
70%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Acting Techniques Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 30%
70%
Module: Building A Professional Portfolio Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Creative Screens Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Drama In Education & The Community Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Making Comedy Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 30%
70%
Module: Performance Lab Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £9,250 per year.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £12,750 per year.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Film and performance courses (PDF)

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