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Course summary

During the foundation year, you'll learn about core aspects of performing arts and gain skills to prepare you to study at degree level. If you’re interested in a broad range of performance areas such as dance, drama, vocal studies or creative theatre production then this course is for you. You will pursue a variety of subjects spanning a wide range of Performing Arts activities covering performance, technical operation, management and design. This will give you the flexibility to develop your art as you get to grips with the realities and practicalities of performance and production. There's a strong practical element to the degree and you'll be able to refine your artistic talents in dedicated performance spaces that are designed to inspire you. You'll be learning from specialist tutors who have been professional practitioners in music, dance, drama and theatre production. They have excellent working relationships with the creative industries in and around our lively arts community and they'll share their experiences with you and give you opportunities to connect with other professionals. The flexible nature of the course means you can tailor some of your learning to topics that most interest you by choosing from optional modules. From the processes of production to rehearsal and performance, you'll develop specialist skills and knowledge all the way through the course. Top reasons to study with us You'll participate in shows every year where every aspect of the production, front and back of house, is managed by students. We have two on-site dedicated performing arts venues, a converted church with amazing acoustics, and a contemporary full-size black box theatre complete with the latest lighting rig and sound system. 100% of our Performing Arts students were in jobs or further study 15 months after finishing their course. Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022 You'll examine the industry as a whole, gaining an understanding of performance, management, design and production. Specialist facilities Along with excellent performance venues, you’ll have access to the Anselm building which houses two studio spaces that are perfect for theatre, dance and music. Studio 1 – is a modern studio equipped with theatre standard drapes, a lighting rig, and sound system. It contains a state-of-the-art professional standard technical booth for controlling lighting and sound, providing a superb view of the studio. Studio 2 – is a flexible space, equipped with sprung floor, mirrors, sound system and full soundproofing. Location This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W491
Institution code:
C10
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please see our website for information

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
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Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The fees above are for the 2024/25 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2024/25. In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website. International Tuition Fees (including EU fees): To be confirmed Undergraduate tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees. The University’s 2024/25 Overseas tuition fees for international students, and information about any mid-course increases, will be published on each course webpage. More details about International student fees and funding and any Scholarships which are available can be found on the following weblink which will be updated for 2024/25 entrants in due course: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/international-student-fees-and-funding
Performing Arts with Foundation Year at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS