The BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Theatre and Dance) is a single-honours, three-year programme, which is offered in full-time mode only. It is an intensive, highly practical, academic programme, which is designed for students who see their own engagement with creative original theatre work as an empowering starting point for a wider process of understanding theatre and performance in theoretic and contextual terms. The course encourages the key interdisciplinary relationship between theatre and dance, in which students are offered a particular skills focus on movement and choreography as a complement to their theatre work, as well as certain targeted modules in the body and physical theatre.
A key aim of the programme is vocational in that students who successfully complete it can expect to have amassed the requisite range of skills necessary to pursue a professional career in contemporary theatre, dance and performance making. In addition, students will gain transferable skills such as critical thinking and expression, creative problem-solving, project management and a knowledge of applied methodologies. Vocational commitments are underlined by the opportunity to undertake a series of ‘professional development’ modules during the third year, including an optional work placement module.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
23 September 2019
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.
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This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 120 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 12 credits|
The audition has 4 parts:
1. Movement class: Please come in clothes suitable for a movement session.
2. Speeches: We ask you learn two short contrasting speeches. These should be no longer than one minute each. One should be a classical speech, the other from a published modern play.
3. Interview: Please research a local OR national OR international cultural event e.g. a story from your local newspaper, an event like the London 2012 Olympics or the Brexit referendum.
Be prepared to discuss:
a) why this event is significant to you
b) your ideas for directing an imaginary new play based on this event. Think about where you might perform the play, what it might look like and who the ‘characters’ might be.
4. Workshop: You will take part in a workshop with other candidates and current students exploring approaches to devising and performing.
The standard entry requirement for this programme is IELTS 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5. However, you can begin your 3-year degree programme with IELTS 5.5. Our International Route allows you to take 4 credit-bearing modules in International English Studies (IES) as part of your first year studies. This means you study 4 modules in your chosen subject and 4 in International English. The IES Modules allow you to focus on personal language development and your use of English as an academic language. Then, at the end of your first year, you’ll have all the necessary language skills to transfer to full study of your main subject. If you have an IELTS score under 5.5 you can still begin a 3-year degree programme with us. In this case we provide a 5 or 10 week intensive Presessional Programme in English language and academic skills. For the 10 week Programme you’ll need IELTS 4.5, and IELTS 5.0 for the 5 week Programme.
Further details of our international entry requirements can be found on our website.
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.