Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Performing Arts

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Course summary

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Train to be a versatile, imaginative, and employable performer at one of the UK's leading Performing Arts schools. Undergraduate course taught by The Brighton Academy. This course is also available at University Centre Weston. Create meaningful and imaginative work as a performer-actor-creator, and understand a range of theatrical approaches. Develop vital professional working relationships and networking skills through public performance opportunities. Complement your professional training with advice on shaping an online presence that includes social media. BA (Hons) Performing Arts trains you to be a versatile, imaginative, and employable performer. Its embodied approach develops graduates who are adept at working in a variety of genres across the classical and contemporary repertoires at the forefront of industry. It also prepares you for the option of postgraduate study. This challenging programme requires considerable stamina and continued application.

Course details


Year one You'll be introduced to key practitioners and processes that underpin performer training. You'll develop devising, movement, vocal, and acting skills for working effectively as members of an ensemble and as a solo performer. We initiate the principles of academic approaches of practice as research, analysis, and critique at this level. Year two The second year builds your knowledge of interpretation, analysis, and text performance. As a performer/actor/creator, you'll develop an understanding and application of a range of theatrical approaches, practitioners, and dramaturgical choices, to make meaningful and imaginative work. Critical theory develops your academic and cognitive skills and ongoing technical classes in acting for camera and solo performance training expand your skills in preparation for year three. Year three This is your professional practice year. You'll engage in professional projects, in which you'll collaborate with peers, industry practitioners, and professional venues. You'll learn about professional and commercial practice, acquiring the skills to be a self-starting entrepreneurial performance practitioner. You'll also hone your skills and knowledge for a range of employment scenarios.

Assessment method

You'll be taught through a range of activities including lectures, workshops, seminars, skills classes, rehearsals, tutorials, work placements, theatre visits, and theatre productions. Assessment tasks could take the form of: Public performances In-class performances of devised or published work Oral presentations Critical reflection Working as part of an ensemble Individual and group research projects.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level CDD One A Level should be in a subject related to the degree course.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP Should be in a subject related to the degree course.
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7500 Year 1
England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1
Channel Islands £7500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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