This Foundation Degree course comprises the first two years of a conventional three-year BA degree and is designed to develop your specialist skills and knowledge for the performance industry. It aims to provide students with a ‘toolbox’ of intellectual and practical skills, including a working knowledge of the technical, administrative and professional competencies needed to succeed within the industry. This Foundation Degree in Arts (FdA) is awarded by our chief university partner - Nottingham Trent University. About the course There is a strong practical element to this course, allowing for a mixture of skills-based classwork and projects. Students cover a range of topics: combining technical training, creative workshops, performance opportunities and academic skills. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of acting styles, influences and contexts in order to become a confident and versatile performer. Indicative first year modules include: -Performance skills -Performance: context and history -Media Performance - 1 (radio acting) -The Physical Actor Indicative second year modules include: -Media Performance - 2 (screen and TV acting) -Own projects (developing original work) -Creating Performance -Production Company We work with and have close links with local and national industry stakeholders including: Royal National Theatre, ITV, Nottingham Playhouse, Lakeside Theatre, Dragon's Breath Theatre Company, Nonsuch, Flying High Expressive Arts and La Pelle's Factory to name just a few. We also work closely with students from other disciplines (from both inside the college and outside) on a range of collaborative projects. New City Hub campus The Performing Arts department is based at our new £58 million City Hub campus in Nottingham City Centre’s Canalside area with brand new, state of the art facilities. This includes a range of specially-designed rehearsal studios for both acting and dance, as well as a 200-seat theatre space with fully-functional wardrobe and workshop facilities and state of the art lighting and sound. In addition to this, students will have access to the TV studio in the nearby Adams Building, as well as a high- quality learning resource centre. View our website: www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk for the latest updates on this exciting new development. Assessment A combination of traditional and innovative assessment methods are used: including case studies, group projects, live briefs, peer review, time-constrained assessments and presentations. There are no examinations. Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2022-23 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information. Your career and progression Previous students have moved directly into industry within performance, teaching, drama production, youth and social work, fitness training, arts and events management and related work in the creative arts and leisure industries. Alternatively, you may wish to progress on to our BA (Hons) Performing Arts top-up degree, awarded by our chief university partner: Nottingham Trent University; or the second or third year of a similar degree at another higher education provider.
Year One modules include: process and production; contextual studies; specialist skills; creating/staging performance; facilitation. Year Two modules include: production company; applied specialisms; industry practice/work-based learning; developing the practitioner; contextual studies. Modules are assessed through joint projects and individual assignments. There are no examinations.
Assessment is continuous, through joint projects and individual assignments. There are no examinations.
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
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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:
- Year 1
Applicants from outside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) are advised to contact our International Office for advice and information before submitting their UCAS application. Please call +44 (0) 115 838 0527 or email: [email protected]
Additional entry requirements
Applicants who meet our minimum entry requirements will be invited to attend an informal interview and audition.
Applicants who meet our minimum entry requirements will be invited to attend an informal interview and audition. You should prepare one classical and one contemporary monologue of your own choice to perform on the day (no more than two minutes each).
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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