University Centre Sparsholt has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
What will I learn?
This high level qualification is the equivalent of the first one/two years of a degree and is ideal for students who have completed Level 3 qualifications in Performing Arts and wish to prepare for employment in industry or progression onto university.
The skills that are developed on this course and the training you will receive enable students to become professional performers, and theatrical practitioners. Students will work to run a theatre company, find funding and create work in a variety of genres for a wide variety of clients.
As part of your studies you will also be expected to not only visit numerous examples of the art form but to take your work on tour.
The first year of the course leads to a BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (equivalent to 1st year of a university degree). The second year course leads to a BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (equivalent to 2nd year of a university degree).
Performing Arts Workshop Leadership
Movement for the Actor
Acting for Musical Theatre
Applied Contemporary Performance Practice
- Acting for Camera
How will I be assessed?
Students will be assessed through production and performance assessment, written reflection, written assignments, coursework, presentations and computer related project work. The majority of emphasis will be on practical application of the assessment criteria, providing realistic scenarios and making maximum use of work-related practical experience.
Where will it lead me?
- Technician, Rigger
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Andover College|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points|
The requirements for this course would be a Merit In a relevant BTEC level 3 qualification, at least a C in a relevant A Level subjects or a total of 120 UCAS tariff points. We sometimes also consider students who possess a high level of experience in industry but no formal qualifications.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||B||Score 169-175 (FCE grade B; CAE level B2)|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band|
We will also accept the following qualifications from EU students: GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above; IGCSE English (as a first or second language) at grade C/4 or above; AS or A level English Language or English Literature; International Baccalaureate (English A or B syllabus or English Literature Standard or Higher level) grade 4.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£4,825||Year 1|