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Screen: ActingCentral Saint Martins
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Location: Central Saint Martins
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/01/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £22500
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University of the Arts London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
A Drama Centre course at Central Saint Martins, MA Screen: Acting provides a rigorous conservatoire training, focused on performance for the screen. The course will teach you to apply your skills to practical screen projects and a wide range of genres. It is part of the Performance programme.MA Screen: Acting provides training for screen actors interested in character-led storytelling. As part of the Performance programme at Central Saint Martins, it offers the opportunity to collaborate with other courses and is delivered in close collaboration with MA Screen: Directing. Studies on the course include acting skills and practice, the creation and production of filmed dramas and in-depth preparation techniques for interviews and auditions. Traditionally in the UK, screen and radio performers have emerged almost exclusively after training for the stage and playing to a live audience. Over the past two decades, changes in the industry have resulted in emerging actors gaining their first jobs in the recorded media. Despite this, it's still rare for actors to be trained primarily for the screen, despite the acknowledged need for it. MA Screen: Acting teaches students the relevant skills, equipping them with the ability to respond to the needs of employers in the screen industries. A key focus of the course is the development of the creative relationship with a film or television director. This working dynamic often takes place within a high-pressure environment: on set, in a public space. This requires actors to be confident, flexible and open to creative challenges. Integrating individual and group work, MA Screen: Acting promotes collaborative, joined-up thinking in the creative process of screen-based fiction. About Central Saint MartinsCentral Saint Martins is a world-renowned arts and design college which brings together a diverse range of creative practices under one roof. It is known for breaking new ground and asking difficult questions. Across nine programmes of study, the College champions the power of imagination, curiosity, diligence, ambition and risk-taking. It challenges the cores of its disciplines, encouraging collision and exchange across boundaries to create unexpected outcomes. It aspires to give students the confidence to unearth ideas and formations that might provoke and disturb accepted norms. The Central Saint Martins community is dedicated to constantly discovering new ways of thinking, making and doing.Situated in King's Cross, Central Saint Martins sits at the heart of a dynamic part of London: Google, The Guardian, Tom Dixon, Universal Music, Camden Council and many others are both neighbours and partners. Students are empowered by the College's world-class teaching, technical and support staff as well as inspired by their individual practices and industry experience. Central Saint Martins is often recognised for its academic excellence. In 2017, the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design was awarded Outstanding' by Ofsted, and the College was named best provider of both undergraduate and postgraduate fashion education in the Business of Fashion's Global Fashion School Rankings in 2016 and 2017 consecutively. Courses sit within nine programmes: Access and Progression to Higher Education; Art; Culture and Enterprise; Fashion; Graphic Communication Design; Jewellery, Textiles and Materials; Performance; Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design; and Spatial Practices.
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The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows: An honours degree in acting, drama, directing, theatre studies, dance, or a relevant art and design discipline OR A Level 3 Diploma from a recognised professional drama or dance school OR An equivalent EU / international qualification.
IELTS: 6.5 (at least 5.5 in each)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of the Arts, London.
About this university
Students travel from over one hundred different countries to study at the colleges within the university due to the internationally recognised courses on offer. For those to whom English isnâ€™t a first language, there is free English language support and courses on offer for the duration of their study through the Language Centre. There is also help on hand for matters such as immigration and visas and the university has an airport pick up service in place so that there is someone on hand from the very beginning of their student life. There is also a student advice service for day-to-day matters such as finances and getting work while studying. All students are automatically a member of the Students Union who are on hand to help with extracurricular activities as well as support and advice across a range of subjects. The union organise the various clubs and societies on offer to occupy time between studies including arts groups, sports clubs and also helping others through volunteering and charity groups. So whatever a studentâ€™s interest there is something for them and if not, they can look to begin their own club as well. The union also operates the Students Union Advice Service offering free and impartial advice on various topics, all of which is completely confidential. The union also operates a shop supplying students with a range of useful items as well as branded products to help raise money for the charity.