Performing Arts Education at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS

Performing Arts Education

Plymouth Marjon University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth

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Course summary

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If you have a passion for the challenge of performance and want to share this with others, this performing arts degree is for you. The course will help you to understand how to bring out the best in people through participation in dance, drama and music, as well as developing your own performance skills. You’ll learn how to help them to overcome challenges such as vulnerability or lack of confidence, and you’ll provide memorable experiences in which others can discover what they are really capable of. There is a placement in each year of the course with a minimum of 20 hours experience. Why this course at Marjon? • Large theatre venue to practice and perform in. • Develop diverse skills including directing, managing groups, coaching individuals and your own performance skills. • Links to hundreds of schools and community groups to enable you to develop contacts and work experience. • Long history of developing exceptional, innovative teachers and teaching methods. What might I become? Go on to a teacher training course and become a teacher. Work within community theatre in confidence-building outreach work within schools or other community groups. Find out more at Open Day Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Performing Arts Education at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our 300-seat theatre and black box studio theatre. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies. Book on to an Open Day at: Why study at Marjon? • Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). • High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. • Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. • Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*. • 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019. *Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018

Course details


Sarah McAdam - Director of the School of Arts and Humanities, Performing Arts Education; “During your first year you will learn the fundamentals of education and explore how music is used in an educational environment. You’ll also learn about the origins of theatre while working towards a performance. In the second year you will learn how childhoods differ around the world; discover different attitudes to education over time and learn how to lead acting workshops in the community. The third year has a focus on developing your own philosophy of education. Modules are also run on theatre production, music and supporting young people in schools.” 1st Year Engaging with Learning Craft & Discipline Singing and Music Theory & Practice Dance Technique and Improvisation Children’s Literature and Drama in Education The Interdisciplinary Practitioner 2nd Year Singing and Music Theory & Practice Theatre for Social Change The Interdisciplinary Practitioner Experiential Placement Devising and Directing Educational Research 3rd Year Developing a Personal Philosophy of Education Professional Profile Acting through Song Global Education and Sustainability: Formal and Informal Learning and Change Performing Arts Education Honours Project Supporting Children and Young People Devising and Directing

Assessment method

Assessment is through a variety of tasks including essays, log books, performances, running workshops and presentations.

Unistats information

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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

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Course codeN2L8
Institution code P63
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Year 2 – Higher National Certificate or evidence of 120 Credits gained at Higher Education. Module details will be required to check that previous study matches Marjon curriculum. Year 3 – Foundation Degree or evidence of 240 credits gained at Higher Education. Module details will be required to check that previous study matches Marjon curriculum.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points
A level CCC Excluding General Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM We will accept triple grades gained from a combination of other BTEC qualifications
Access to HE Diploma Achieve 23-45 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 6 level 3 credits at Distinction
AS We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs General Studies is excluded.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Grade C or 4 English Language or an acceptable equivalent qualification

Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered

Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Performing Arts Education at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS