Duration:
2 years full-time

Entry requirements:

  • 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C)*
  • An appreciation of and a passion for screen acting with a level of practical experience and/ or a Level 2 qualification in the subject area

Fees & funding:
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Introduction to the course

Want to break into the world of film and TV? This course is designed to provide learners with real insight and experience in acting for film and television. You’ll learn alongside experienced performers and will develop a range of acting skills and styles including improvisation, stand-up comedy, group and live performances, as well as developing your writing skills.

You’ll learn:

  • A wide range of screen performance skills
  • Key aspects of performing arts
  • How to develop confidence as a performer
  • How to gain and maintain employment as a screen actor
  • How to develop a professional portfolio of acting work
  • How to engage with industry professionals

What you'll study

You’ll take part in practical studio and workshop sessions where you’ll learn the vital acting skills that will form the foundation of your knowledge. You’ll also begin to explore and integrate creative, physical and vocal skills and techniques, working with other students to create a performance in response to a creative brief.

You’ll develop key screen acting performance and improvisation techniques. You’ll also begin to investigate the work of performing arts practitioners and develop critical analysis skills and understanding of how practitioners communicate themes in their work.

Throughout the year you’ll develop skills that allow you to analyse the work of performing arts practitioners, giving you the underpinning knowledge and understanding that will inform your own practice. This will be assessed, in term three, through a written examination.

Alongside this you’ll also complete a group performance that you’ll have developed throughout the year.

You’ll explore traditional stories and develop techniques in performing written pieces to an audience. You’ll also develop your stand-up comedy techniques through practical work and rehearsal, resulting in a final performance.

Using all of the skills that you have developed on the course so far,  you’ll take part in a performance in front of a camera. Alongside this, you’ll also develop skills and techniques for writing and developing scripts for performance.

Throughout the year you’ll investigate different arts organisations and their work, develop and understand potential progression opportunities in the performing arts industry, and how to promote yourself and communicate with potential employers. You’ll also develop an understanding of the nature and purpose of commission work. The year will culminate in two supervised assessments.

Maths & English

Depending on your prior English and Maths attainment, you may need to improve your grade as part of your course.

Professional & Personal Development

As part of your programme of study, all students have a Personal and Professional Development session for one hour per week.

On this course you’ll have access to:

  • Performance studio
  • Green Screen Studio
  • Props/sets and costumes
  • Mac and PC computer suites
  • Broadcast-standard camera and sound equipment

The Confetti Classroom

At Confetti our classrooms are unique. As part of their course, our students get the chance to go out into industry and Do It For Real at locations across the UK! Check out our interactive map to see how our classrooms are different and to get a taste of the kind of experiences you could take part in whilst studying at Confetti.

Industry Week

As part of the course, students are given access to a week of bespoke activities during Industry Week where a host of industry guest speakers gather for talks, lectures and workshops with students. Past guests have included:

  • Director Shane Meadows
  • BAFTA winner Vicky McClure
  • SB:TV’s Jamal Edwards
  • The Inbetweeners star Lydia Rose-Bewley
  • Documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield
  • Emmerdale actors Sammy Winward and Roxy Shahidi

Continue your studies

Your time at Confetti doesn’t have to stop once you finish your college course. Choose to continue your studies on our range of foundation and full honours degrees that can help you further develop your skills and obtain the experience you need to get a head start in your career:

Future careers:

  • Film actor
  • TV actor
  • Presenter
  • Voice over artist

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