Programme Leader Profile - Robin Wilson
This practical and performance based programme is offered jointly by Queen Margaret University and the School of Arts and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University.
The course draws on Queen Margarets expertise in actor training and on Edinburgh Napier's well established reputation as a centre for excellence in screen practice-led courses.
The degree is designed for direct entry at Year Three and will provide a distinctive and complementary course of actor training to the canonic conservatoire tradition. It recognises that the actor can be called upon to perform in a variety of venues, media and styles and will provide vocational and industry relevant training through exploration, centred on acting for stage and acting for screen, and on the craft and practice of performance. It will consolidate the fundamental skills of acting, character work, voice and movement, and explore the ways in which they are deployed and synthesised to create character and performance, and identify the ways in which these fundamental skills can be modified and made appropriate to the constraints of different media, narratives, and places of performance.
While the emphasis will be on practice, theories of performance will underpin workshops and students will be required to interrogate their practice rigorously and, in doing so, begin to create an actor's toolbox to which they will add over the years which will serve them throughout their chosen career.