Why should you study Acting for Stage & Screen?*

This programme has been designed by working professionals to allow students to develop the skills required for performing on stage and screen. This joint approach gives experience of both mediums and offers the student a distinct advantage in the job market or to explore further the craft of Acting.

Students will develop core acting skills in voice, characterisation and physicality which will be utilised in performances for stage and screen as well as working on contemporary and innovative performance practices.

Alongside this skill development, students will work collaboratively with other degrees on brand new material created by the film and theatre scriptwriters to enrich your experience on the programme and give you a large body of work; finishing with a final show-reel and extensive CV with which to enter the marketplace with.

BA (Hons) Acting for Stage & Screen*

UCAS Code W410

UCAS Tariff 96 (2018 start) | 112 (2019 start)

Duration Three years

Students are treated as ‘Actors in training’ with professional standards expected on all projects. These skills will be developed by working alongside guest lecturers and industry professionals from theatre and film.

The programme has strong industry links with regional theatre and film companies which help to shape curriculum and offer an important network of contacts which can lead to future employment opportunities.

*Subject to Validation

What will you study on Acting for Stage & Screen?

In your first year (Level Four) you will explore:
• Core Acting Skills 1
• Script Interpretation
• Contemporary Practice 1
• Production 1
• Contextual Students 1

In your second year (Level Five) you will develop:
• Core Acting Skills 2
• Acting for Film and Media
• Contemporary Practice 2
• Production 2
• Contextual Studies 2

In your final year (Level Six) you will develop your practice through linked practice and study:
• Project Research and Preparation
• Dissertation/Report
• Final Major project
• Final Show

Career Opportunities:
• Acting in Tv and features
• Theatre
• Musical Theatre
• Presenting
• Radio drama
• Vocal acting and voice-over
• Teaching


On our campus we have:
• A proscenium arch theatre
• Three rehearsal rooms (one with sprung floor for physical theatre and movement)
• Double height TV studios with green and blue screen
• Sound recording
We also have close working relationships with regional venues where you will get involved with productions and live projects
– these include Darlington Hippodrome and Theatre Hullaballoon – the National Centre for Children’s Theatre.

In 2017, CCAD is opening The Bus Sheds – a commercial sound stage facility next door to our teaching facilities which will be one of the largest such facilities in the UK.


QAA commended the way CCAD enhances student learning

Only 15% of the institutions reviewed received a commendation in 14/15


96.7% of 2016 graduates

were in work or full-time study six months after graduation

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