Weymouth College

FdA Theatre and Media Performance

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Course details
  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Industry Practice 1 (FDPP119)

      This module will provide students with a working knowledge of the structure and operation of the performing arts industry. The focus will be on training students in current administrative procedures and research methods resulting in an understanding and ability to apply the administrative operations of a practising performance company.

    • The Production Team (FDPP125)

      This module will introduce students to stagecraft in close conjunction with and in the context of rehearsal, performance and production, focusing on technical production roles and responsibilities. Students will acquire the skills necessary to enable them to service their own production work in this area.

    • Performance Workshop 1 (FDPP126)

      This module will introduce students to the principles of acting. The focus will be on stimulating powers of observation and imagination, developing emotional response, recall and range. Students will develop research experience and realise Realistic/Naturalistic text in performance.

    • Performance Workshop 2 (FDPP127)

      This module will develop further awareness and practice of acting and moving expressively. The focus will be on creating a physical and vocal vocabulary for non-naturalistic performance; exploring improvisational approaches to character, situation form and action. Students will continue to develop research experience and realise expressionistic performance.

    • Performance Workshop 3 (FDPP128)

      This module will develop further awareness and practice of acting by introducing students to assigned classical dramatic texts. They will explore the challenges these texts offer to voice, movement and character work. Students will continue to develop research experience and realise classical performance.

    • Actor Training for Film & Television (FDPP129)

      This module moves the focus from performance work to live audience performance on camera and to microphone. Students will be introduced to the principles of playing to camera & microphone. They will rehearse & record short scripts for video, involving studio work. 

  • Final year

  • Core modules

    • Industry Practice 2 (FDPP210)

    • Professional Practice (FDPP214)

    • Production Project 1 (FDPP215)

      This module is the integration of the students work to date. They will form a Production Company for the purpose of creating and promoting a fully-staged public production which may be taken on tour. Students will work under staff direction, but will utilise all their performance, production management skills in a fully integrated Company project

    • Performance Workshop 4 (FDPP216)

      This module will develop further students awareness and practice of acting. The focus will be on developing approaches to contemporary theatre forms: new writing, experimental work, physical theatre and/or devised work; on the challenges these forms offer to the performer; and on realising such work in performance.

    • Production Project 2 (FDPP217)

      This module is the integration of the students work to date. Your Production Company [from Production Project 1] will mount a second fully-staged public production which may be taken on tour. Students will work under staff direction, but will utilise all their performance, production management skills in a fully integrated Company project.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the changeable nature of the situation and any updates to government guidance, we may need to make further, last minute adjustments to how we deliver our teaching and learning on some or all of our programmes, at any time during the academic year. We want to reassure you that even if we do have to adjust the way in which we teach our programmes, we will be working to maintain the quality of the student learning experience and learning outcomes at all times.
Fees, costs and funding

The UK is no longer part of the European Union. EU applicants should refer to our Brexit information to understand the implications.

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply
All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Our partnership with Weymouth College
The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Weymouth College

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