University Centre Peterborough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Anglia Ruskin University

BA (Hons) Performing Arts

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Course summary

This Performing Arts degree is a practice-based course, equipping you with the interdisciplinary skillset required by the contemporary performer. Through core ‘Performance Skills’ and ‘Academic, Professional, Research and Employability Skills’ pathways, you will develop the foundations necessary to the autonomous, public-facing, and industry-engaged assessments later in the course. You will also be introduced to a range of performance-making disciplines, including: New Media Performance and Production Directing and Devising Adapting Shakespeare Writing for Performance Performance Practice-as-Research Applied Performance Project Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to stage at least three full-length productions, with a Studio Performance at Level 4, a Scripted Performance to a paying public audience at Level 5 and a devised Performance Showcase in an industry setting, to a paying public audience as the culmination of your study at Level 6. The course is delivered across three sites, each optimised to provide state-of-the-art resources relevant to your modules. This includes a home-from-home at Peterborough’s prestigious Key Theatre, where you will be welcomed as residents of the venue, including discounted Key Theatre Club membership, regular attendance at performances and events, work experience and part-time employment opportunities and annual performances as part of the public programme. You will regularly engage with local, national and international industry through our team of research/industry-active expert staff, regular guest practitioners and a number of industry-focused modules. The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Course details


Year one core modules Performance Processes Studio Performance Performance Skills: Introduction Performance Skills: Vocabularies Digital Performance Performance Practices Year two core modules Making Performance The Body in Performance New Media Performance Performing Shakespeare Performance Skills: Composition Performance Skills: Adaptation Performance Writing Year three core modules Major Project Professional Practice Special Subject Performance and Identity Devising Performance Enterprise in the Creative Arts

Assessment method

Throughout the duration of your course you will be assessed by the following methods: Year one for full-time students (Level 4) 30% Coursework 70% Practical Exams Year two for full-time students (Level 5) 25% Coursework 75% Practical Exams Final year for full-time students (Level 6) 35% Coursework 55% Practical Exams 10% Placement We will provide, by the beginning of the first week of each semester, a current module guide with all the information you need for each module, including details of assessment tasks, the deadlines for these tasks, the required format and any relevant guidance. A formative assessment workshop is written into all module plans and usually take place in weeks 9 or 10 of the semester. Each course includes a summative feedback session where marked work is returned. Your final degree classification is calculated as an average of your highest 60 credits at Level 5 and all credits at Level 6. 70%+ First 60-69% 2:1 50-59% 2:2 40-49% Third

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code7W73
Institution code P56
Campus nameUniversity Centre Peterborough
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

Unfortunately, UCP are currently unable to recruit International Students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 88 points Required subjects: 3 A levels in related subjects (i.e. Theatre Studies or Performance Studies). GCSEs required: 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)65.5 in each element

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8000 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
BA (Hons) Performing Arts at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS