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Course summary

This course is validated by the University of Hull.  The BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Top Up) programme at University Centre Grimsby offers a focus within performing arts in the study of drama, dance, and production as an actor, dancer, choreographer, producer, director, teacher, facilitator, stage manager and more, with opportunities for individual expression in performance or production within these disciplines, as well as collaboration. We believe in each performer having their own voice as an artist, a creator and as part of a collective group. Developing the ability to create their own opportunities is as important as the ability to work effectively and professionally, and the ability to generate and sustain individual work is crucial to a performer’s continued growth and development throughout their career. Learning to perform is a continuous process of personal discovery and exploration. Professional opportunities for performers are increasingly broad, and the course aims to address key concepts and skills that can be adapted to a wide range of performance media and contexts. The programme does not focus upon a single methodology, but provides students with the tools to develop as a professional and confident performer and individual. The University Centre Grimsby is home to the state-of-the-art arts building, including a 200-seat theatre, dance studio and rehearsal rooms. Students will have the opportunity to work in a professional environment with staff who have proven track records within the industry. This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.


Final Major Project (40 credits) Community Action Research Project (40 credits) Experimental Theatre (20 credits) Performing Arts Business (20 credits)

Assessment method

The assessment approach is designed to ensure students’ knowledge and skills will be assessed in a summative manner through completed performances, workshops, community projects, programme planning documentation, dissertations, reflective evaluations, and presentations. All assessment schemes will incorporate opportunities for formative assessment and feedback via tutorials, discussions, presentations and critiques to ensure students can achieve module outcomes effectively.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Each candidate will be assessed on an individual basis, through the application, interview and audition process. None conventional routes are again assessed an individual basis. Students will be required to have successfully completed 240 credits from the first two years of study on a Foundation Degree programme or equivalent and achieve a minimum average of 50% at level 5. Each student must also obtain a DBS Certificate to start the programme.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week. The student must obtain DBS certificate at cost to them.
Performing Arts (Top Up) at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS