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. Optional units include: • 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. Formative feedback will support student progression in both written work and practical outcomes. Self and/or peer assessment in convener/critique situations.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8278 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8278 Year 1
Scotland £8278 Year 1
Wales £8278 Year 1

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City of Liverpool College University Centre
The Learning Exchange
Roscoe Street
L1 9DW

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Performing Arts (Acting/Dance/Musical Theatre) (Top-Up) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS