Why should you study Acting for Stage & Screen?*

This programme allows for key learning for actors in both the world of Film/Television and Theatre, where this joint approach gives experience of both mediums and gains the student a distinct advantage in the job market or to explore further the craft of Acting. Working with the content creators from BA (Hons) Film, TV and Theatre Production, you will work collaboratively on traditional theatre skills such as Voice, Movement and physical skills and more importantly 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 of work to enter the marketplace with.

So what do we offer that is so different?
CCAD has strong links with stage and screen producers and directors – many of our staff are active in the industry alongside their teaching duties. Stage and Screenalumni have gone on to work on Eastenders, Waterloo Road.

BA (Hons) Acting for Stage & Screen*

UCAS Code W410

UCAS Tariff 96

Duration Three years

CCAD has a long tradition in stage and screen with degrees in film, costume and production design. We have an equally long history of working with BBC and ITV productions (including Victoria, To Walk Invisible, Hospital People, Vera and George Gently) together with producing content for commercial video as part of our live projects. Our growing focus on the full range of backstage professions creates an amazing opportunity for actors to develop their skills in a range of collaborative settings for stage and screen.


*Subject to Validation

What will you study on Acting for Stage & Screen?

In your first year (Level Four) you will explore:
• Acting for Film – live projects
• Acting for Theatre live projects

In your second year (Level Five) you will develop:
• Working with Directors
• Stagecraft
• Movement and physical theatre
• Vocal skills
• Musical theatre
• Script interpretation
• History and context of the visual

In your final year (Level Six) you will develop your practice through linked practice and study:
• Minor project
• Dissertation which can be visual
• 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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