Training Opportunity

BA (Hons) Acting Accelerated Two Year Degree

Be trained, employable* and industry ready in two years (*84% graduate employment, figures correct as of September 2019).

Fourth Monkey’s BA (Hons) Acting Accelerated Degree* offers some of the most comprehensive and contemporary training for artists entering the industry today. With three years worth of training in two, our intensive approach incorporates all the relevant disciplines vital for a successful career in this ever-changing and rapidly-diversifying industry.

The training includes five public performance seasons, one being an industry showcase, as well as a professionally produced acting showreel and voice reel. (*validation pending)

With an alumni employment rate of 84% within 12 months of graduation, Fourth Monkey’s BA (Hons) Acting Accelerated Degree is suitable for those looking to forge a career as a professional actor and theatre maker. Fourth Monkey’s Accelerated Degree offers innovative and cutting edge actor training with opportunities unparalleled in contemporary actor training.

This course provides students with the unique experience of training in an ensemble environment. You will learn by working in repertory alongside established industry professionals, whilst also creating and producing your own work and becoming industry ready in two years. This is an extremely cost effective and efficient way to train as the student receives the same amount of contact training hours as on a three-year degree programme, more momentum in development due to the intensive nature and structure of the course, and the skills necessary for a career of longevity and variety due to the content of the programme and Fourth Monkey’s ethos of ensemble.

There are also opportunities to gain a bursary for the winner of Fourth Monkey’s Experimental Fringe Project, professional and paid employment with our professional ensemble company, the Fourth Monkey Ensemble, and continued professional career development, maintenance and guidance through masterclasses and workshops on Fourth Monkey’s Evolve programme post graduation.

FALMOUTH UNIVERSITY AND FOURTH MONKEY ACTOR TRAINING COMPANY PARTNERSHIP

*Fourth Monkey’s BA (Hons) Acting accelerated degree is awarded by Falmouth University (*validation pending), which has been ranked gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the new classification of degree teaching standards. Gold is reserved for institutions where teaching, retention and graduate outcomes are consistently outstanding and are of the highest quality found in the UK.

Falmouth University has a history of over 100 years at the leading edge of creativity and is now at the forefront of driving innovation and entrepreneurialism across the creative economy with its mission of ‘‘doing it for real’’.

Below is an outline of the key features of the programme:

• 40+ hours per week contact training time

• Training with internationally renowned practitioners, working professionals and internationally renowned and award-winning theatre companies

• British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat (BASSC) certifications

• Theatre making training and opportunities

• Professionally produced actor’s showreel

• Professionally produced actor’s voice reel

• Five public performance seasons including an industry showcase

• Fourth Monkey Experimental Fringe Bursary

• Opportunity to gain paid employment with Fourth Monkey’s professional ensemble company, Fourth Monkey Ensemble

"The Fourth Monkey training is my personal steel core, I’ll always have it and I can depend on it. This place is me and I am this place. I’m so proud to be a graduate of this school.” - Amy Rushnet, Two Year Alumni 2019