This practice-focused course aims to equip you with the skills you need to be an applied arts professional. Taught predominantly through practical activities, you will learn skills in performing, creating, facilitating and producing your own performance projects. The modules are designed to nurture your creative potential and individual artistic identity. You will explore performing arts practices from a wide range of global and local contexts and learn inclusive and diverse approaches to theatre-making. You will learn how to use new technologies in performance as well as stage performances in unconventional places and digital spaces. By the end of the course, you will have set up your own company, staged your own theatrical performances, gained a LCME accredited certificate in teaching performing arts and prepared a professional portfolio in preparation for entering the arts industry. This course develops your skills as a performer, theatre-maker and arts facilitator. You will learn about different genres and modes of performance to equip you with the skills to develop your own innovative work. Across the modules, you will engage with processes of acting, movement, storytelling and writing for performance. This course enables you to consider and gain experience of curating performance events for a wide range of audiences, particularly within community settings. Each level of the programme has a project that involves creating and staging a performance. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other areas of the London College of Music and will meet a range of visiting artists and organisations from the performing arts industry. During your course you will have access to flexible performance spaces with lighting and sound equipment, a dance studio and rehearsal rooms, and professional theatre venues beyond the university. This course is a great career choice for working in; Theatre Industry – performing, directing, writing, producing. Theatre Organisations – arts administration, education and outreach officer, literary department, fundraising. Education – teacher (PGCE/ teacher training), teaching and learning assistant, arts education organisation, theatre in education company. Cultural Heritage sector – engagement professional at museums and community heritage centres. Further study that can be undertaken upon course completion: MA Theatre and Performance Practice MA Music and Performing Arts Education This course includes a foundation year.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
GCSE (or recognised equivalent) English and Mathematics at Grade C or above.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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