City of Liverpool College University Centre

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Performing Arts (Acting/Dance/Musical Theatre) (Top-Up)

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Course summary

TEF Silver

City of Liverpool College University Centre has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This top-up Honours degree offers students a unique opportunity to study in a small group and explores the core elements of theatre practice in the performing arts. The course allows students to immerse themselves in all aspects of training, exploring cutting edge performances and practitioners and enabling them to find their niche in the creative arts. Building upon their skills and knowledge, they will be challenged to create something radically different using their own artistic vision, to become a bold and autonomous practitioner. This programme develops the level and application of specialist skills and knowledge required in the Performing Arts profession, along with a critical understanding of issues relating to the study of Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre. Students build on their own particular area(s) of expertise in assignment-based and project-based work. Students also develop their intellectual, critical writing and research skills appropriate to an Honours level programme, through assignment work and the option of creating a Final Major Performance for a public audience or writing a dissertation.

Course details


Compulsory modules include: • Art on Trial - The Fight or Flight Festival • The Versatile Performer - Techniques and Practice • The Mirror Up To Nature - Reflecting the Radical Artists • Final Major Project/Dissertation. Students will also study two further optional units. • The Art of Self Expression through Performance (Physical Theatre) • The Art of Self Expression through Performance (Contemporary Performance) • The Art of Self Expression through Performance (Musical Theatre) • The Art of Self Expression through Performance (Dance in the Digital Age).

Assessment method

The programme is assessed through project or performance based practical assessments, the submission of written essays, critical evaluations and logs/blogs, and a final project or the submission of a dissertation.

How to apply

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 code10FT
Institution code L43
Campus nameArts Centre
Campus code1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Four GCSEs at 'C' or equivalent plus two A2 or three AS levels (related subjects) or equivalent - e.g. BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Dance. Direct Applications to Year 2 - BTEC Pearson Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Performing Arts or equivalent level 4 qualification with relevant experience. Applications from mature students will be considered on the basis of experience. Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8148 Year 1
England £8148 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8148 Year 1
Scotland £8148 Year 1
Wales £8148 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Performing Arts (Acting/Dance/Musical Theatre) (Top-Up) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS