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“If you love performing and want to use your talent and creativity, this job could be perfect for you.”

As an actor, your performances would bring characters to life in theatre, film, television and radio. You would use speech, movement and expression to act out a script or improvise a role in a believable and natural way.

An actor needs to have a good memory for learning parts quickly. You will also need to be versatile, adaptable and be willing to accept and learn from direction and criticism.

Most actors spend time training either at full-time drama school or through part-time classes. Usually you'll need to spend time getting experience of performing before you find paid work.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • ways to rehearse for a performance
  • how to research and prepare for different roles
  • performance techniques
  • adaptability and versatility
  • improved stamina, energy and physical fitness

Your future

  • over 80% of culture, media and sports occupations will require qualifications at level 3 or above by 2020
  • arts and entertainment jobs are expected to expand by 37% across the South West by 2020
  • 199,000 new jobs will be created nationally by 2020 in the arts and entertainment sector - a 23% increase on 2010 job totals. 1,055,000 in total
  • 99% of Performing Arts and Music students moved forward into a positive destination, including employment, apprenticeships and further study
I'm interested
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