Queen Margaret University
BA(Hons) Acting for Stage & Screen
The course draws on Queen Margaret's expertise in actor training and on Edinburgh Napier's well established reputation as a centre for excellence in screen practice-led courses.
The degree is designed for direct entry at Year Three and will provide a distinctive and complementary course of actor training to the canonic conservatoire tradition. It recognises that the actor can be called upon to perform in a variety of venues, media and styles and will provide vocational and industry relevant training through exploration, centred on acting for stage and acting for screen, and on the craft and practice of performance. It will consolidate the fundamental skills of acting, character work, voice and movement, and explore the ways in which they are deployed and synthesised to create character and performance, and identify the ways in which these fundamental skills can be modified and made appropriate to the constraints of different media, narratives, and places of performance. While the emphasis will be on practice, theories of performance will underpin workshops and students will be required to interrogate their practice rigorously and, in doing so, begin to create an actor's toolbox to which they will add over the years which will serve them throughout their chosen career.
BA(Hons) Drama & Performance
This programme offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the art, craft and practice of drama and performance. It draws together the Schools recognised strengths in areas such as acting, screen work, community theatre, contemporary performance, and playwriting and ensures that teaching reflects the current needs of a changing profession of which 'traditional' theatre is only one part. Drama's engagement with the human condition has the ability to touch everyone. Not the least of this programme's ambitions is to train graduates who will in the course of their careers take new kinds of theatre into the community, and in doing so empower and enrich the lives of people for whom the classical theatrical canon may have little to offer.
From its very inception, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, has focused on providing relevant education and research, addressing real-life issues to enhance the social and economic well-being of all the communities we serve. We have expertise in health; media; communication; performing arts; social sciences; and business, management and enterprise. As a small university, we aim to offer a community environment to our students in which they can fulfil their potential and where they need never feel lost in the crowd. A commitment to social, ecological and economic sustainability underpins all our work.
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Tel: 0131 474 0000