The FdA in Performing Arts aims to provide a dynamic, exciting and flexible learning experience for its students, whilst providing industry-standard skills. Academically, it will develop students’ abilities to contextualise their learning historically, culturally and self-reflectively, and students will be encouraged to showcase their work at every opportunity. The aim of the programme is to give each member of the cohort the requisite skills to enter the performing arts industry, and our focus on skills, employment and industry are a unique selling point for this FdA. Dedicated module tutors and support staff are on hand for students who are interested in all aspects of performing arts. With a focus on acting, dancing, musical theatre and the essential contextual studies, this programme aims to deliver dynamic performance professionals directly into the creative sector. The University Centre Grimsby is home to the School of Arts building, including a 200 seater 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.
Year One (Level 4) Introduction to Performing Arts Study Skills and Employability History of Performing Arts Theatre in Education Live Performance Production Theatre Production All year Work Related Activity Year 2 (Level 5) Cultural Studies Performing Arts Development (Dance and Drama) Community Arts Musical Theatre Employment in the Industry Drama Production in TV All year Work Related Activity
The pattern of assessment will involve a number of approaches that will require the student to produce analytical essays, research-based portfolios and to plan and deliver presentations. There will also be an emphasis on producing work that displays critical thinking, problem solving and theoretical knowledge that underpins the performing arts practitioner and industry practice. Students’ will be required to produce reflective diaries/journals, production portfolios and practical assignments. Varied methods of assessment are embedded into the practical productions allowing for critical, theoretical and evaluative studies.
How to apply
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
TEC Partnership recognises a wide range of entry qualifications as being equivalent to A’ level standard; if students hold a qualification not listed above please contact TEC Partnership's admissions team on +44 (0) 1472 311222 ext 434. International students must evidence they possess a satisfactory command of English language in terms of reading, writing, listening and are expected to have achieved Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), as defined by UK Visas and Immigration.
Non-standard offer Non-standard entry is intended to support students who may not meet the standard academic entry requirements of a HE programme, normally level 3 qualifications which attract UCAS points (for instance A-levels or BTEC level 3 courses). In order to qualify through the non-standard route, an applicant must be able to demonstrate recent work/experience in the performing arts sector which would give them skills and knowledge comparable to applicants with Level 3 qualifications. All such non-standard applicants will be interviewed, and asked to complete an essay and a judgement made considering their academic potential and relevant experience.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£8500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8500||Year 1|
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