University of Chichester
- University of Chichester, College Ln, Chichester PO19 6PE, United Kingdom
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The University of Chichester is a public university located in West Sussex, England, which became a university in 2005. Campuses are based in the city of Chichester and the nearby coastal resort of Bognor Regis and an associate campus for commercial music on the Isle of Wight.
The University of Chichester has 14 departments, with specialisms including Humanities, Sport, Musical Theatre and Education. Its heritage stretches back into the nineteenth century when, in 1839, Bishop Otter College was established. Since 2013, both campuses have seen major expansion-led building works through National Lottery funding and other funding.
During the degree you will have an unparalleled opportunity to collaborate with dedicated crafts people and makers from across the creative industries. When combining our staff’s extensive industry experience with our brand new Digital Technology Facility, the result is a course that feels very much like being a part of a professional studio.
You will be taught by a team of highly qualified professional practitioners and current industry figures including award winning directors, producers, actors, writers, editors and composers from the fields of Animation, Film, TV and Games. With our digital technology facility now open, students will be able to engage with state of the art spaces and equipment including Ideas Labs, Animation Labs which feature Industry standard software such as Maya, Nuke and Houdini, a 300sqm Film Studio, a dedicated Green Screen Studio, professional standard post production facilities and Recording Studios.
The BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance course is underpinned by a broad base of general management modules, which are then built upon by studying more specialist accounting and finance topics. This combination of subject areas will provide you with a strong foundation to become a competent financial manager.
The first year of your studies will introduce you to a broad range of accounting and management subjects and Taxation 1. Typically, you will be studying four modules a semester over the two semesters that make up our academic year.
The pattern of your study in the second year is similar to that of the first but you will be studying more focused accounting and finance subjects including Financial Reporting, Financial Management, Taxation 2, Auditing and Management Accounting. In addition, in each semester you will be able to select an option module of your choice from a selection that are made available each year.
In your final year with us you will study Advance Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance and in addition you will work on your Management Project. The Management Project allows you to study in depth an accounting and finance topic of your choice and, being in the region of 10,500 words, will be the single largest piece of work that you complete on the course.
There is the option for you to undertake a paid one year professional placement after your second year with us and prior to your final year of study. Students who take advantage of this option typically show considerable personal and professional development in areas of knowledge and skills that are highly valued by employers. Through undertaking industry led projects, you will be able to put your theoretical knowledge into practice ensuring readiness for the world of accountancy after the completion of their degree.
BA (Hons) Acting is a practical performance-based programme, running in parallel to the established and successful BA (Hons) Theatre.
You will become a member of a shared creative community, where cultural identity, experimentation and research are central to the process of making live and recorded theatre. The programme recognises the importance of craft and technique, but also of critical thinking, in relation to the performer at the heart of the creative process of theatre.
You will work with established text and develop understanding of key acting styles and contexts; you will also work to produce and perform in original work and develop highly relevant professional contacts that set you up for demanding, diverse and flexible careers in the professional theatre. Across all three years, students are engaged in a developed vocational programme, designed to develop significant skills, ideas and experiences relevant to creative performance careers.
At various points in the programme, we provide classes in:
At Level Four (first year)
You engage in a rigorous programme of skills and technique, developing a strong sense of your instrument in relation to your own identity; classes in movement, dance and voice are complimented by textual and contextual acting workshops; you start to develop a robust critical understanding of cultural and critical studies that assist you in four main performance projects: narrative, physical and visual theatre, text and cultural identity.
Taught in the University of Chichester Conservatoire across both our Chichester and Bognor Regis campuses, the course offers you an intense focus on developing your specialist skills in screen acting and the opportunity to combine this with your choice of spotlight skills. Spotlight skills can vary from year to year but have included street fighting, horse riding, period and social dance, accents and acting through song. You will cultivate your own bespoke acting approach from an introduction to a broader range of acting practitioners such as Stanislavski, Hagen, Adler and Meisner, alongside the camera technique skills necessary for a convincing, truthful camera performance.
You will work on campus and on location and will gain experience in acting on small and larger scale film productions. You will grow your knowledge of other aspects of film and screen acting and its history, and an understanding of the film and television industry and how this contributes to and reflects contemporary culture.
The programme caters for wide ranging interests and potential specialisms, and we take a hands on, practical approach to our teaching. You will learn how to record, engineer and produce music; design sound for film, TV and games; compose music for the moving image; create sample libraries; understand studio technologies and infrastructure; and have the opportunity to work on live professional film projects.