Weymouth College

FdA Theatre and Media Performance

Study a university-level degree in the beautiful surroundings of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. With an impressive satisfaction rate of 96% in the National Student Survey, you’ll find our students are some of the happiest in the country. Why? High quality teaching. Strong links with employers. Tuition fees 33% less than university prices. We have a tremendous track record of placing our graduates in their chosen careers, too. 

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • FDPP119 Industry Practice 1

      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.

    • FDPP125 The Production Team

      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.

    • FDPP126 Performance Workshop 1

      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.

    • FDPP127 Performance Workshop 2

      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.

    • FDPP128 Performance Workshop 3

      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.

    • FDPP129 Actor Training for Film & Television

      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. 

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.

Fees, costs and funding

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 international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.



Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/business-partners/partnerships/academic-partnerships/study-guide/progression-to-honours-degree

Our partnership with Weymouth College

Plymouth University 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 Plymouth University. 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 Partners 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. 

Studying with Weymouth College

Located in Dorset, we proudly hosted the epic sailing events for the 2012 Olympic Games. Large enough to offer choice and diversity, we’re still small enough to welcome you as part of a friendly community.

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