BIMM Institute

Performing Arts - Acting, Dance and Singing BIMM Institute Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Sussex


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Course summary

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BRICTT’s BA (Hons) in Performing Arts (in partnership with BIMM), will provide a unique balance between the essential practical skills required for a sustained career in the performing arts and the cognitive and academic requirements of a course delivered at this level.

In an industry where all three disciplines of singing, dancing and acting are of equal importance across many genres, our approach will ensure that successful graduates leave with the necessary attributes to exploit a wide range of employment opportunities.

It’s clear that graduates not only need to be talented and professionally trained, but should also be fully equipped with the wider personal attributes required to face the challenges they’ll encounter when embarking upon a career in the Performing Arts Industry – qualities such as mental resilience, positive health and wellbeing, time and stress management skills, and more.

These areas will be embedded throughout the course, with a firm spotlight placed upon them in the final year; and specifically during the portfolio of final performances students will be required to undertake.

The key to sustaining a career as an actor is the ability to create your own work. Graduates will be informed practitioners, gaining support through rigorous academic and critical studies, with a clear creative vision honed through the production of a wide range of original work. Graduate destinations include, but are not limited to: the West End, touring, commercials, cruise ships, film, TV, Theatre in Education (TIE) and Fringe.

The BA (Hons) in Performing Arts is designed by the industry for the industry, and will be delivered by a faculty all still working in the entertainment business today. Students will receive over 30 hours of contact time (plus practice time) each week, and this work ethic, discipline and dedication to the course will prepare students for the competitive and fast-paced creative arts industry. Small classes and regular individual sessions with the highest calibre tutors, directors, choreographers, casting directors and actors will ensure students engage with current industry practices.

When submitting a UCAS application for this course, please enter the following details:

Institution Code: B39
Course Code: W400
Campus Code: T

Course details


Students can expect to study the following modules (subject to change):
Year 1
Entertainment Business
Drama Techniques
Dance Techniques
Vocal Techniques
Technical Theatre in Practice

Year 2
Cultural Perspectives
Research Methods
Applied Drama Techniques
Applied Dance Techniques
Applied Vocal Techniques

Year 3
Analytical Perspectives
Professional Development
Production Project
Ensemble Performance
Solo Performance

Assessment method

Students will be assessed by:
Practical Exams
Practical Coursework
Multimedia Coursework
Written Coursework Presentations

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:

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!

Application codes

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

Course code W400
Institution code B39
Campus name Institute for Contemporary Theatre Brighton
Campus code T

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

We are able to consider applicants for entry in year 2. You will need to have achieved: - 120 credits from previous study on a L4 course in a similar subject - Attend an audition and receive a recommendation for year 2 entry - Provide module titles, learning outcomes and transcripts of previous/current study on a L4 course. These will be mapped to the first year of the BRICTT Degree

International applicants

We are currently not able to accept students that require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 32 points Applicants must have a minimum of 32 UCAS points obtained from two level three qualifications such as A Levels, BTEC Level Diploma or other equivalent level 3 qualifications. Overseas applicants will be required to provide additional information regarding academic study to determine equivalency level.
A level EE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Scottish Higher DDD a minimum of three grades at D are required.

Additional entry requirements


All applicants will be required to attend an audition and demonstrate their ability in dance, drama and singing. We’re not expecting you to be proficient in all three – just a bit of star quality. You will be contacted to arrange this once your UCAS application has been received.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced C Cambridge Advanced Level C1 with a minimum overall score of 176, and no lower than 170 achieved in each band.
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 an overall score of 6.5 with no lower than 6.0 in each band is required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 * Year 1
EU £9,000 * Year 1
International £18,000 * Year 1
England £9,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 * Year 1
Scotland £9,000 * Year 1
Wales £9,000 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The tuition fee shown is for year one only. Tuition Fees are subject to increase each academic year and do not cover additional costs such as: - Accommodation - Living costs (rent/bills/travel/food) - Essential Equipment required for your course (computer and software/clothing/books etc

Provider information

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BIMM Institute
38-42 Brunswick Street West

Course contact details

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