Taught course

Performing Before the Camera

Institution
University of Bedfordshire · Division of Media, Arts and Performance
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

. Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. Interview In addition to these standard entry requirements all applicants will be interviewed. You will be expected to have a BSc/ BA or equivalent in the area of arts, humanities or social science or relevant professional experience (which will be judged by the interview panel).

PgCert

Months of entry

November, March

Course content

About the course

Develop your individual, professional performance skills based on up-to-date practices and techniques of performing or presenting in front of a camera, in situations including fictional drama and factual programming. The course is designed for those with or without experience in acting and public speaking (eg politcal figures, spokespersons, presenters, reporters, actors, and others), and you can tailor your studies around your individual needs through practice-based research. Your performance before the camera is an integral part of your reseach method and will enable you to produce your own professional show-reel.

Strong professional links embedded within the course provide opportunities to build professional contacts and experience from participation in master-classes run by experts working within television, film and other media/professional industries.

Key features

  • Study on a course built around the requirements and demands of appearing before the camera in a professional capacity - constantly updated to reflect new developments and changes in professional and technical practices
  • Explore a curriculum that anticipates the needs of the industry and opens up numerous career opportunities for postgraduates pursuing a professional career in acting and presenting for television, or film, or the internet
  • Develop an understanding of professional procedures, requirements and challenges along with your ability to perform before the camera
  • Gain experience of operating our recording and editing facilities to support your progressive development, archiving and final presentation of your show-reel
  • Benefit from a course ideal for those pursuing careers in screen acting, presenting, journalism, politics and business who, in the course of their, work are frequently called upon to appear and present themselves and their ideas before a camera

Career opportunities

The content and structure of the course is built around the requirements and demands of appearing before the camera in a professional capacity. The content is constantly updated to reflect new developments and changes in professional and technical practices.

Visits and talks with those currently working successfully within the industry enable you to network and to develop an understanding of professional procedures, requirements and challenges.

You will develop the ability to perform before the camera in related to your future career path genres and monitor, as well as enhance your progression from documenting your practice in seminars, master classes and tutorials.

You will also develop skills in researching and evaluating, as well as in critical thinking in diverse performance to camera related situations, enhancing your ability to take an enquiring and critical viewpoint on the material you encounter..

Areas of study may include:

  • Working before the camera
  • Practice-based research methods for performance to camera

Fees and funding

For details on the financial support on offer at the University of Bedfordshire please visit our website: www.beds.ac.uk/pgfunding.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admission@beds.ac.uk