This course will prepare you for a career in the professional performing arts industry by developing your skills in musical theatre, physical theatre and acting.
You will train in a range of dance techniques including contemporary, commercial and body conditioning and perform and tour work made by professional directors and choreographers. You will also direct and choreograph your work to be shown in our professional theatre.
There is a focus on learning entrepreneurial skills to help you find, apply for, and create your own work in this competitive industry, as well as developing your teaching and leadership skills.
You will also be encouraged to think, write and talk about how performance theory informs your work.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
At stage one, you'll develop a common vocabulary for your studies across dance and theatre, culminating in an end-of-year performance. At stage two, you'll apply this knowledge to the development of choreographic practice, production of a musical drama and options in a range of performance practices. At stage three, you'll undertake an independent research project, alongside advanced study of performance and creative practices. How to work as a professional in the performing arts industry underpins practical elements of the course across all three stages culminating in the development of a portfolio that draws together documentation of your skills and abilities.
This course has the option to be taken over four years which includes a year placement in industry. Undertaking a year in industry has many benefits. You gain practical experience and build your CV, as well as being a great opportunity to sample a profession and network with potential future employers.
There is no tuition fee for the placement year enabling you to gain an extra year of experience for free.
*Only available to UK/EU students.
You will be assessed through:
Dance technique classes
Acting and singing classes
Directed and devised work
New media installations
Year 1 - 32% by coursework and 68% practical exam
Year 2 - 20% by coursework and 80% practical exam
Year 3 – 30% by coursework and 70% practical exam
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Bedford Campus|
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||80 - 96 points|
|A level||CCE - CCC|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP - MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||80 - 96 UCAS Tariff points|
Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|