The course is taught by a team of experienced professional practitioners, all currently active in the industry. It provides students with excellent practical performance skills and develops the discipline, self-confidence and communication skills required to thrive in an increasingly competitive job market. Through intensive performance training and professional performance opportunities we build up your practical skills and knowledge to prepare you fully for working in the creative sector, whether you see yourself as a performer, director, workshop leader or teacher. All modules are weighted towards practical assessment and some modules are entirely practically assessed.
We provide opportunities to deliver and experience performance in a variety of environments and forms. Previous tour destinations have included Berlin, Serbia, Athens, New York and Paris.
The Drama & Performance programme is a three-year BA Honours degree, comprising a two-year FdA (Levels 4 and 5), followed by a BA (Hons) Top-Up (Level 6). This structure allows for maximum flexibility, enabling you to achieve a qualification after two years, to continue for the full Honours degree, or to join us from another institution for your final (top-up) year only.
The first year of the course centers around techniques for devising and analysis of performance text. You will study key practitioners' theories while exploring practical physical and vocal work that underpins actor training.
Alongside regular technique classes you will also take part in additional stage combat and acting for camera classes in order to fully equip you for the projects and productions in the second and third year of the course.
This year sees you introduced to a wide variety of experiences and encourages a disciplined approach to the work. These ensure that you gain relevant skills to operate efficiently and effectively as an actor and creator in any rehearsal room environment.
This year of the course allows you to put technique in to practice with high production value performance opportunities both onstage and in your acting for camera work. You will continue to develop and advance your actor training with specialist workshops in voice and physical techniques appropriate to the project.
A strong emphasis of the second year of the course is to provide you with industry focused projects that you will perform and develop in professional contexts. Theatre for Young People develops your skills in performance and in organising and managing relationships with venues. Acting for the screen will give you experience and resources to use upon graduation including footage for an actors showreel.
Devising and adaptation of text remains central throughout the second year of the course, developing your skills to work effectively as an actor and creator of work, whether as a solo performer or ensemble member.
All our Further Education (FE) college courses are free to UK residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August. You will be expected to contribute towards the cost of specialist materials and resources (material fee). However, depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help to cover part or all of your material fee from SGS College's Money Management Service. You should apply for financial support as soon as you have been offered a place. If you are aged 19 or over on 31st August 2019 and you are a UK/EU resident you will normally be required to pay a course fee. If you're over 19 years of age, please contact us directly for full fee information.
Don't let the cost of funding your future put you off. All our university level programmes are eligible for Student Finance England, Wales or Scotland. If eligible Student Finance will cover the full tuition cost of your university programme, you may also be eligible for a maintenance loan to support your living/travel expenses. Part-time course fees are reduced by 50% of the full-time fee per academic year.> College Level | Bursaries > University Level | Bursaries & Scholarships
FdA - A foundation degree is a degree level qualification, which combines academic study with work place learning. Designed in association with employers, they are qualifications to equip people with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to achieve academic results as well as improve performance and entry into the profession. You can "top-up" an FdA qualification to a Bachelors degree by studying an additional year on either on of our "top-up" programmes or one at another institution. This is known as a 2+1 study mode.
FdA - A foundation degree is a degree level qualification, which combines academic study with work place learning. Designed in association with employers, they are qualifications to equip people with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to achieve academic results as well as improve performance and entry into the profession. You can "top-up" an FdA qualification to a Bachelors degree by studying an additional year on either our "top-up" or at another institution. This is known as a 2+1 study mode.
BA (Hons) - Our one year BA (Hons) "top-up" course provides students with the opportunity to "top-up" their FdA or HND qualification to a bachelors. You can also join us from another institute for your "top-up"
HND - An HND is equivalent to the second year of a Bachelors degree. It takes two years of full-time study to complete, or three to four years part time, and is designed to equip you with skills relevant to your chosen career