MA Acting for Screen - Unicert College

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Overview

MA Acting for Screen is a practice based academic programme, which aims to create actors ready to respond to the high demands of acting in film and television.

The programme MA Acting for Screen (validated) is designed by UNICERT College and awarded by Staffordshire University, fully adjusted to the Greek market and in close collaboration with Greek and international production companies.

Why choose MA Acting for Screen?

Who can apply for MA Acting for Screen?

Candidates for this postgraduate programme are evaluated based on their formal qualifications, general experiences and following a successful video audition.

Candidates should have:

  • Drama school diploma, or
  • Performance and theatre studies degree, or
  • Film studies degree.
  • IELTS with a total grade of 6.0 (with a minimum grade of 5.5 in Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening), either Pearson’s with a total grade of 51 (with a minimum grade of 51 in Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening), or any other equivalent certification in the English language (https://www.staffs.ac.uk/international/your-application-journey/english-language-requirements).

Students from other fields will also be considered, provided that they have experience in the theatre field/acting for the theatre.

What are the programme’s features?

The MA in Acting for Screen programme is a well balanced combination of academic knowledge and practical skills, aiming to create the 21st century actor. This MA gives the candidates the opportunity to expand their horizons and to respond to the demands of the contemporary Greek film and television industry and the growing internationalisation of Greek screen work.

The modules of the course span from acting on camera and in the microphone to the theory of cinema and acting. There will be strong emphasis on practice which will be conducted in the studio or on location.

ModulesCreditsPre-requisites
ACTING FOR THE SCREEN I – Theory and Practice 20
ACTING FOR THE SCREEN II – Practice 20ACTING FOR THE SCREEN I – Theory and Practice
FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN 20
VOICE FOR THE SCREEN 20
SCREEN ACTING – Performance Projects40ACTING FOR THE SCREEN II – Practice
NEGOTIATED STUDY MASTERS PROJECT – CREATIVE FILMING60

Michaela Antoniou

Academic program consultant

Michaela Antoniou was born in Piraeus and grew up in Athens and Thessaloniki. She got her acting diploma at the National Theatre of Greece Drama School and her BA Degree at the Theatre Studies Department of the NKUA. She received a grant from IKY and completed her MA (“Performance and Culture”) and PhD (Acting Tragedy in Twentieth-Century Greece: The Case of Electra by Sophocles) with Professor Maria Shevtsova at Goldsmiths, University of London. 

She has taught at the Goldsmiths, University of London Drama Department and is currently teaching at the Theatre Studies Department of NKUA. 

Her research and scientific interests focus on the history, theory and praxis of acting and directing in the Greek and international theatre and cinema field of the 20th and 21st century. Her articles have been published in Greek and international journals, such as New Theatre Quarterly (Cambridge University), Stanislavski Studies (Routledge/Taylos & Francis) and Parabasis (NKUA).

As an actress she has collaborated with directors, such as Spyros Evangelatos, Yiorgos Michailidis and Antonis Antoniou and has given her voice to numerous dubbed series during the last 25 years.

She has written the play Untitled due to Amnesia (with Sophia Panailidou) and two novels Daisy and the Sunflowers and Daisy and the Sea

Ursula-Helen Kassaveti

Ursula-Helen Kassaveti’s academic research in the light of Cultural Studies has focused on different aspects of visual culture, cultural theory, visual ethnography, and popular culture (video, television, cinema) from production to consumption in different monographs and articles/chapters in Greek and foreign academic journals/edited volumes. She studied Greek Literature at the Athens School of Philosophy and holds a MA in Cultural Studies and a MA in History and Folklore (UOA). Her Ph.D Thesis revolved around the 1980s VHS culture in Greece. She has conducted research for the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the University of Newcastle, the Greek Ministry of Culture & Sports, the Institute of Small Businesses – The Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen & Merchants (GSEVEE) among others. She has previously taught at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, and the Hellenic Open University.

Profile on Biblionet: https://biblionet.gr/προσωπο/?personid=102328

Profile on Academia.edu: https://pe-uth.academia.edu/OrsaliaEleniKassaveti

Maria Kallimani

Maria Kallimani was born in Aigio, Greece. She graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (BA Archaelogy and History of Art) and the “Empros” Theatre Drama School. She speaks English and French. She has collaborated with important directors and companies as well as the National Theatre and the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. She has had leading parts in feature films and TV series.  In 2015, she won the Best Actress Award from the Hellenic Film Academy for the role of Nadia, in the film At Home by A. Karanikolas, and has been nominated for the Best Actress Award for the films Machairovgaltis by G. Economidis and South by T. Boulmetis. She is teaching Acting at the Municipal Drama School of Agia Varvara.

www.mariakallimani.com

Argyris Pavlidis

Argiris Pavlidis was born in Thessaloniki. He graduated from the Athens Drama school of G.Theodosiadis. He has directed more than 100 titles of dubbed series and he has acted more than 350 in Greek dubbing (Asterix, Ten-ten, Spiderman, Yugioh and others). He has been directing and teaching actors in dubbing for many years. He has acted in 48 theatre productions and has directed 7. He has presented science, technology and entertainment programs in the Greek television.

Teaching

We know that everyone learns differently. So, not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures,  but we also use problem-based learning, to help you apply your skills, authentic to the acting profession.

For this course, you will:

  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently

Our face to face teaching is supported by our Virtual Learning Environment, called UC Class. This means you can access a range of materials to support your programme of study, remotely.

We will also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your research project.

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: formative and summative.

Formative assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You will have summative assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, portfolios, productions and video performance. The majority of these assessments will be in English If the language is other than English all material will be subtitled to English for verification purposes.

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

Feedback

We know that it is important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, and this will normally include written and verbal feedback.

If you are offered a place at UNICERT College, your offer will be subject to Staffordshire University’s rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

As your course is awarded by Staffordshire University, you will be subject to policies and regulations of each institution.  Staffordshire Universities key policies and regulations can be found at http://www.staffs.ac.uk/legal/policies.

The MA in Acting for Screen programme is a well balanced combination of academic knowledge and practical skills, aiming to create the 21st century actor. This MA gives the candidates the opportunity to expand their horizons and to respond to the demands of the contemporary Greek film and television industry and the growing internationalisation of Greek screen work.

The modules of the course span from acting on camera and in the microphone to the theory of cinema and acting. There will be strong emphasis on practice which will be conducted in the studio or on location.

ModulesCreditsPre-requisites
ACTING FOR THE SCREEN I – Theory and Practice 20
ACTING FOR THE SCREEN II – Practice 20ACTING FOR THE SCREEN I – Theory and Practice
FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN 20
VOICE FOR THE SCREEN 20
SCREEN ACTING – Performance Projects40ACTING FOR THE SCREEN II – Practice
NEGOTIATED STUDY MASTERS PROJECT – CREATIVE FILMING60

 

 

 

 

 

Michaela Antoniou

Academic program consultant

Michaela Antoniou was born in Piraeus and grew up in Athens and Thessaloniki. She got her acting diploma at the National Theatre of Greece Drama School and her BA Degree at the Theatre Studies Department of the NKUA. She received a grand from IKY and completed her MA (“Performance and Culture”) and PhD (Acting Tragedy in Twentieth-Century Greece: The Case of Electra by Sophocles) with Professor Maria Shevtsova at Goldsmiths, University of London. 

She has taught at the Goldsmiths, University of London Drama Department and is currently teaching at the Theatre Studies Department of NKUA. 

Her research and scientific interests focus on the history, theory and praxis oφ acting and directing in the Greek and international theatre and cinema field of the 20th and 21st century. Her articles have been published in Greek and international journals, such as New Theatre Quarterly (Cambridge University), Stanislavski Studies (Routledge/Taylos & Francis) and Parabasis (NKUA).

As an actress she has collaborated with directors, such as Spyros Evangelatos, Yiorgos Michailidis and Antonis Antoniou and has given her voice to numerous dubbed series during the last 25 years.

She has written the play Untitled due to Amnesia (with Sophia Panailidou) and two novels Daisy and the Sunflowers and Daisy and the Sea

 

 

 

 

 

Ursula-Helen Kassaveti

Ursula-Helen Kassaveti’s academic research in the light of Cultural Studies has focused on different aspects of visual culture, cultural theory, visual ethnography, and popular culture (video, television, cinema) from production to consumption in different monographs and articles/chapters in Greek and foreign academic journals/edited volumes. She studied Greek Literature at the Athens School of Philosophy and holds a MA in Cultural Studies and a MA in History and Folklore (UOA). Her Ph.D Thesis revolved around the 1980s VHS culture in Greece. She has conducted research for the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the University of Newcastle, the Greek Ministry of Culture & Sports, the Institute of Small Businesses – The Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen & Merchants (GSEVEE) among others. She has previously taught at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, and the Hellenic Open University.

Profile on Biblionet: https://biblionet.gr/προσωπο/?personid=102328

Profile on Academia.edu: https://pe-uth.academia.edu/OrsaliaEleniKassaveti

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Kallimani

Maria Kallimani was born in Aigio, Greece. She graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (BA Archaelogy and History of Art) and the “Empros” Theatre Drama School. She speaks English and French. She has collaborated with important directors and companies as well as the National Theatre and the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. She has had leading parts in feature films and TV series.  In 2015, she won the Best Actress Award from the Hellenic Film Academy for the role of Nadia, in the film At Home by A. Karanikolas, and has been nominated for the Best Actress Award for the films Machairovgaltis by G. Economidis and South by T. Boulmetis. She is teaching Acting at the Municipal Drama School of Agia Varvara.

www.mariakallimani.com

 

 

 

 

 

Argyris Pavlidis

Argiris Pavlidis was born in Thessaloniki. He graduated from the Athens Drama school of G.Theodosiadis. He has directed more than 100 titles of dubbed series and he has acted more than 350 in Greek dubbing (Asterix, Ten-ten, Spiderman, Yugioh and others). He is directing and teaching actors in dubbing for many years. He has acted in 48 theatre productions and has directed 7. He has presented science, technology and entertainment programs in the Greek television.

Teaching

We know that everyone learns differently. So, not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills and assessment authentic to the acting profession.

For this course, you will:

  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently

Our face to face teaching is teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment, called UC Class. This means you can access a range of materials to support yourprogramme of study

We will also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your research project.

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: formative and summative.

Formative assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You will have summative assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, portfolios, productions and video performance. The majority of these assessments will be in English If the language is other than English all material will be subtitled to English for verification purposes.

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

Feedback

We know that it is important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, and this will normally include written and verbal feedback.

 

If you are offered a place at UNICERT College, your offer will be subject to Staffordshire University’s rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

As your course is awarded by Staffordshire University, you will be subject to policies and regulations of each institution.  Staffordshire Universities key policies and regulations can be found at http://www.staffs.ac.uk/legal/policies.

What do I need to apply?

  1. Application Form
  2. Copies of Degrees/ Certificates
  3. Copy of ID/Passport
  4. 2 Reference Letters
  5. Current CV
  6. Video acting audition
Video Specifications

An 7′-10′ video in which the candidate will present:

  • oneself
  • a monologue from a recent theatrical play
  • a poem.

FAQs

For two very basic reasons: Firstly, because the programme includes a unique combination of courses and projects that responds to the new trends of acting for screen and will make you an up-to-date actor in the field of acting. Secondly, because you will obtain a competitive Master's Degree from a British University, without moving from Greece and without leaving or interrupting your professional and personal activities.

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