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)
In the first year, the emphasis will be on introducing you to a range of performance techniques, production practices and processes and the founding of a common subject-specific vocabulary, the development of a productive and creative group identity, and the establishment of professional structures and standards of work. There is an emphasis upon tutor-led learning. In the second year you will be given a greater degree responsibility for your learning, but structures and guidelines will provide you with tutor support as you begin to develop your own critical and creative voice. You will begin to apply your skills to a wider range of activities, and a proportion of your practical work will be presented to an audience. In year three you will be expected to engage in self-directed projects requiring a sophisticated level of autonomy and independence. You will create a range of performances for different audiences and you will have the opportunity to work with a wider range of participants
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|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£11,500 *||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.