SMB College Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: De Montfort University

Performing Arts (Performance Practitioners) (Top Up)

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Course summary

Designed for students who have completed a Foundation degree or Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts, the Top Up Year of study allows students to continue to develop and deepen their technical and performance training in order to widen knowledge of the contemporary creative context. Professional opportunities for performers are increasingly diverse and broad, so students are provided with projects which allow them to work with tutors on the development of a full-scale dance and/or drama piece and to continue to develop the tools to work effectively and professionally as part of a company. To further the first hand industry experience of the programme the other key feature of this year of study is the collaboration with a professional theatre company/practitioner on a full scale original performance work, where students take on both a performance role and a production/administrative role. Students will also complete a research project on the performing arts topic of their choice, with the option of using practical work as part of their research.


Company Performance, Research Project, Performing Text, Performing Dance, Digital Performance, Creative Lab, Performing Arts in the Community. Please note, this module list is subject to change.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Melton - Creative and Service Industries Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5 (merit profile) in a relevant subject. A bridging assignment may be required.

Additional entry requirements


You may be required to undertake a video audition in order to gain entry onto this course. The BMC School of Higher Education Admissions team will provide further information about this once they have received your application.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7600 Year 1
Scotland £7600 Year 1
Wales £7600 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Performing Arts (Performance Practitioners) (Top Up) at SMB College Group - UCAS