Performance - Top Up University Campus Oldham


Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

This course has been designed to offer students valuable experiences of working as a small-scale touring performance company alongside their individual professional development in a chosen area of performance practice. Students will develop their knowledge and skills working collaboratively on a performance making project and through engaging with practice as research, and individually through the realisation of a major project within their chosen area of performance practice. The aim of this course is to not only to ensure that students develop practical performance skills, but that they are also able to create their own work within the wider context of the performance industries.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    17 September 2018

  • Duration

    1 year

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

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

24 March *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W40W
Institution code O10
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

Applicants will normally have one of the following:
• A Foundation degree in Performance (or related subject)
• A HND in Performing Arts (or related subject)
• 240 credits at Levels 4 and 5 (with at least 120 credits at level 5) from an appropriate degree.

All applicants will be auditioned and interviewed.

The interview process is to enable interviewing staff to ascertain interest and potential and to ensure that the applicant fully understands the nature of the course and the demands it will make on them (e.g. out-of-hours work on productions or viewing live performances, the need to tour, etc.).

Alternatively, Accreditation of Prior Learning may be considered. There are two APL options, one based on certificated learning and the other on experiential learning, however many claims may involve a combination of both options. Whether an APL claim is based on certificated learning or experiential learning it will need to be evidenced in both cases.

Audition Requirements and Assessment Criteria:
Applicants are asked to perform a two-minute audition piece from a range of performance disciplines (e.g. monologue, movement piece, improvisation, vocal score) demonstrating the students’ performative abilities.
In the audition, the Admissions Tutor will be looking for evidence of the applicant’s abilities within the following areas where applicable:
• Effective use of physicality
• Effective use of voice
• Effective communication
• Knowledge of the performance material / score / technique
• Development of the material
• An ability to respond to direction

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

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7,500 Year 1
England £7,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,500 Year 1
Scotland £7,500 Year 1
Wales £7,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Any additional costs will be detailed on the course pages at