Highly vocational and intensive, BA Acting prepares you for direct entry to the acting profession while laying the foundations for a successful career in acting. Distinctive features of BA Acting include: * Intensive career focus, including a well-attended Agents' Showcase event and a mentoring scheme * Close links with the directing course at the Drama Centre London and collaboration with student designers, filmmakers and others from within Central Saint Martins and University of the Arts London * Strong contacts with the profession, including regular visits by distinguished practitioners either as lecturers, visiting professors or directors * A methodological approach based on the work and achievements of leading artists and teachers from 20th century European and American theatre * A balanced approach to repertoire, covering the classics and contemporary theatre and with a strong emphasis on the screen UAL statement on learning and teaching Courses in UAL span a broad range of art, design, communication, business, media, science and communication subjects. So the ways in which you learn and how your time is used will vary according to the specific course you are studying; this may be in studios, labs, classes, involve working alone, learning from peers in pairs or groups, or with external partners. Most importantly, no matter which course you enrol on, you will learn not only about your subject but also about how you learn and how to increase your knowledge base.
Our BA Acting Stage Three Showcase, presented before an audience of agents, casting directors and potential employers, opens doors to professional opportunities in London and beyond during the later stages of the course. In recent years, students still on the course have secured prestigious professional engagements, including: * ‘The Rotters’ Club’ - BBC1 * ‘What the Butler Saw’ - Hampstead Theatre and Criterion Theatre (West End) * ‘Cymbeline’ - Cheek by Jowl at the Barbican and on a European tour * ‘Macbeth’ – Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre * ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ – West Yorkshire Playhouse * ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Marat/Sade’ – Royal Shakespeare Company * ‘Black Watch’ - National Theatre of Scotland, Barbican and New York * 'The Physicists' - Donmar Warehouse Drama Centre London alumni include: Paul Bettany, Pierce Brosnan, Simon Callow, Frances de la Tour, Paola Dionisotti, Colin Firth, Tara Fitzgerald, Anastasia Hille, Geraldine James, Helen McCrory, Jack Shepherd, John Simm, Colin Tierney, Lambert Wilson, Penelope Wilton and many more. Adrian Noble (until recently Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company) and filmmaker David Leland are two of the many directors among our graduates. BA Acting aims to deepen your awareness of the profession in all its aspects, including the risks and uncertainties associated with the acting life. In addition to your education and training as an actor, we offer education and training for life and work through our personal and professional development programmes.