APPLICATION GUIDE 2018 BA (HONS) ACTING FOR STAGE & SCREEN
At Cleveland College of Art & Design, we pride ourselves at providing every individual* the chance to demonstrate their potential to us. Thatâ€™s why we give every applicant the opportunity for a oneto-one interview/audition with members of our specialist staff. Whatâ€™s more, we do not currently charge an audition fee as we understand this can get very expensive for applicants. By visiting the Campus for your interview and audition, you have the opportunity to tour our extensive facilities and get a feel for what makes us unique. * Applicants must meet basic entry criteria.
APPLICATION PROCESS AT CCAD
It is important to us that you have all the information you need at every stage of the application process:
Your potential is our main focus when assessing your suitability for the programme you have applied to. Because of this, we take into account all aspects of your application and not just your academic profile.
Enquiry Stage: Research our institution via the website, prospectus and open day.
Application Stage: Complete UCAS application form (preferably before 15th January deadline)
Your audition is an integral part of the assessment. We look for people who have some experience and knowledge of acting. This practical course is demanding and will appeal to individuals who are dedicated to pursuing acting careers for either stage or screen.
Attend Interview/Audition and tour facilities 4.
Outcome/Offer Stage: Receive notification of our decision
Reply to Offer Stage: If successful, you have the opportunity to FIRM or INSURE with us
Pre-Enrolment Stage: We will keep in touch with you at key points throughout the year and invite you to join our special social media groups to start building relationships with staff and other prospective students.
Enrolment Stage: Find out about Freshers’ events and Welcome Week
Application Guide 2018 - BA (Hons) Acting for Stage & Screen
Applicants are typically required to have the equivalent of 96 UCAS tariff points or more. Usually the majority of applicants will have successfully completed one of the following routes: • BTEC/UAL Extended Diploma • Foundation Studies in Art & Design • Access to HE • AVCE • A-Levels • Level 0 Applicants with other qualifications are also welcome, as are applicants interested in transferring from other institutions. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process allows for applicants to demonstrate previous learning whether through self-directed study or professional experience. It is expected that all applicants will have a Level Two qualification (or equivalent) in literacy and numeracy.
If you are a mature applicant (i.e. 21+ years), we will place more emphasis on your audition and the skills and experience you can demonstrate at interview/audition WRITTEN WORK Even though this degree is mainly practicebased, you will have written tasks to complete. You will need to make lecture notes and write essays; with a dissertation in the final year. Written work for interview could be: • An extract taken from an essay previously completed during your studies • A reflective piece or self-evaluation from one of your projects • A report, journal, blog or script We would expect your work to be wordprocessed and between 500-1000 words in length.
For the audition you are required to prepare 3 contrasting monologues: • 1 Classical • 1 Contemporary • 1 from Film or TV
45 minutes. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in. This is an opportunity for you to get a taste for what a typical session will be like and for the Lecturer to assess your physical theatre skills.
Each of these should last no longer than 2 minutes.
If you have any injuries or disabilities that may mean you cannot take full part please inform the Lecturer at the start of the session.
One of the main things we want to know is why you have chosen to apply for the programme. It is good practice to do a bit of background research on the programme by reading the prospectus or attending an open day so we can make sure you are on the right track. We also like to know what activities you do to feed your cultural appetite. This may include: • Visits to the theatre, galleries and/or museums • What films/TV Programmes you watch • Gigs/festivals attended • Reading books, newspapers or magazines • Music you have listened to • Conversations you have had about the subject applied • What acting practitioners interest you and why • Researching other actors/performers
The Classical piece should be Elizabethan or Jacobean (for example Shakespeare, Marlowe, Webster) and preferably in blank verse. Your Contemporary piece should come from a published play produced post 1980 although the more recent the better. The Film/TV monologue will be recorded and should be from a film or TV show that is appropriate for you. It is recommended to steer clear of super hero films and also this should not be an impression of the actor but instead your interpretation of the speech. With the monologues try to choose pieces that suit your age and showcase your skills. You will perform the Classical and Film/TV monologues to our panel and may be re-directed in one of them. The Contemporary monologue may or may not be asked for but please have it prepared in case the panel want to see your range. As part of the audition you will also take part in a movement session lasting approximately
YOUR INTERVIEW After the audition, a short interview will follow to allow you the opportunity to talk about your previous experience and to find out more about why you want to study Acting. If you have any questions or would like further details about our audition process please contact the Programme Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org If you require any support or special arrangements during your interview/audition please let us know beforehand so that we can have everything in place for you before you arrive. If you would like to discuss any support needs contact Student Services who will be happy to help. Taking a tour As this may be the first time you see us in person, we also give you the chance to see what makes CCAD a unique place to study. By taking a tour, we hope you are able to experience our creative, supportive, and friendly environment.
CONTACT If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch: email@example.com Admissions Team Cleveland College of Art & Design *Applicants must meet basic entry criteria. Information is also available online at: hartlepool.ccad.ac.uk/apply
Here is a handy checklist to help you before you come to see us: Select monologues you can talk confidently about
CCAD offers you plenty of opportunities to build a successful career in the creative industries. During your time with us, you will be encouraged to work hard and have lots of fun too.
CCAD Admissions Team 01429 858 462 firstname.lastname@example.org • General Application Advice & Guidance
Consider the contextual background of the plays/films your monologues come from
All visitors will be invited to take part in a structured programme involving:
Demonstrate your thought processes Have a practice run-through with family or friends Although not essential, you may want to bring work completed outside your studies e.g. involvement in shows, exhibitions, competitions, work experience etc. Remember to include evidence of your writing skills Contact us beforehand if you have any support needs
• Programme-specific talks • Chat to staff across a broad range of academic and support areas • Speak to current students • Take a Campus tour • Learn about accommodation, student support, student finance and bursaries Please visit our website to book: hartlepool.ccad.ac.uk/open-events/ OPEN DAYS 2018: Saturday 24th March Saturday 9th June Thursday 5th July
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