Performing Arts Top-up at Nottingham College - UCAS

Nottingham College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Nottingham Trent University

Performing Arts Top-up

Course summary

If you already have (or expect to achieve) a full Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation Degree (FdA) or equivalent, you can top-up to a full BA (Honours) degree in the Performing Arts. The Level 6 BA (Hons) Performing Arts course is dedicated to helping you to develop as an independent practitioner in the industry or excellent preparation for a teaching career in the subject. You will develop your professional practice in a chosen specialist area (acting or dance) in collaboration with different disciplines and work with professional practitioners whilst developing your own work. **The BA (Hons) in Performing Arts is awarded by the Nottingham Trent University (NTU). About the course Modules have at their core the practical work that helps you explore the nature of performance, and nurtures your growth as a creative artist. You will be given an overview of the theatre arts industry and be supported to operate effectively within it; developing an understanding of the broader economic, political, social and technological context. The course is delivered by practitioners with strong academic backgrounds. Modules include -Industry practice -Small-scale theatre -Major performance -The Evolving Practitioner (acting) -Somatic Practice (dance) Recent graduates and current BA students work closely with many local and national arts organisations such as Dance4, Tom Dale, Nottingham Lakeside Theatre, James Cousins, National Dance Company Wales, the Royal National Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, Flying High Expressive Arts, the National Youth Theatre, Nonsuch, Ditto Theatre Company, LaPelle’s Factory and Dragon’s Breath Theatre Company. This leads to quality work experience opportunities in performance and facilitation, and often leads directly into employment for many of our BA graduates. Students are encouraged to attend an international residency during the course. In previous years, students have visited Budapest, Nice, New York City, Lisbon, Barcelona, Prague and Madrid. 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. Assessment Assessment is through written assignments and practical and creative coursework. 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 2024-25 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 graduates have progressed directly into postgraduate education/training, employment in the creative industries, workshop leaders, storytellers, teaching, youth and social work, arts administration. Our new dynamic professional in-house dance company provides a unique opportunity to develop work in performance offering outreach projects to the wider community. This degree course is an excellent route towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), providing an adequate combination of practical experience and academic study to progress on to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Assessment method

Through written assignments and practical and creative coursework. 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.

Application codes

Course code:
W490
Institution code:
N30
Campus name:
City Hub
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting an application. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should possess (or expect to achieve) one of the following in a related-subject area: Foundation degree (FdA); Higher National Diploma (HND) or Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE).

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Applicants who meet our minimum entry requirements will be invited to attend an informal interview and audition.

Interview

Applicants who meet our minimum entry requirements will be invited to attend an informal interview and audition.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or the Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting an application:. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
Performing Arts Top-up at Nottingham College - UCAS