Cardiff and Vale College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Performing Arts

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Course summary

The Foundation Degree in Performing Arts is designed and delivered in partnership with industry and aims to equip you with both practical and theoretical skills in performing arts. The programme will help you to develop an advanced range of abilities, knowledge and understanding about the performing arts as a multifaceted and interdisciplinary form of artistic expression and aims to explore a range of different vocational areas including: acting and live performance, dance and choreography, musical theatre, performance analysis, performance technology, career development and exploring professional work. The course aims to prepare you to work in the performing arts industry or to go on to further academic study. A dynamic course packed full of engaging, innovative and exciting modules delivered by a strong team of lecturers who, as well as being specialists in their field, are also actors and directors themselves and have strong links with local theatres and companies such as TVO, Spectacle and National Theatre Wales.

Course details


Modules Include: Acting & Directing Perspectives on Performance Performance & Media Technical Toolkit Performing Arts Practical Project Theatre Festival Applied Drama Creative Industries Practical Project Creative Industries Work Placement

Assessment method

A mix of practical, written and work based assessments, presentations and portfolios

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A successful interview may also be a requirement for entry onto the course.

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500* Year 1
Scotland £7500* Year 1
Wales £7500* Year 1
Channel Islands £7500* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the College library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the College website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. EU students who have settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, may be eligible for student finance and be designated as a home student for fees purposes. Irish nationals are eligible for support under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Sponsorship information

CAVC has a range of bursaries and scholarships that students on undergraduate, higher education programmes can apply for to support their studies. Applicants can find more information by visiting the college website

Performing Arts at Cardiff and Vale College - UCAS