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About the Course
The BA (Hons) Performing Arts consists of three pathways: Musical Theatre, Hip-Hop Artistry and Acting. Each provide in-depth training shaped by current industry trends.
Technique, work ethic, confidence and self-awareness are areas of focus which will give you the tools required to succeed in meeting the demands of the business. In the third year, you have the chance to select from specific options to meet the needs of the industry. Here you can diversify your training and hone in on areas you may have previously explored in less depth. This is a crucial element of training as you are given the opportunity to explore your identity as an emerging creative artist.
This course encourages independence, entrepreneurialism and innovation because these qualities will be required of any performer entering the contemporary performing arts industry. We don’t want you just to get work, we want you to make work.
All learning is underpinned by regular mental and physical resilience classes; another key element of your training.
The Three Pathways:
Being a musical theater performer today means you need a skillset that makes you unique. You also need a direct and extensive network and an innate understanding of the industry you will be working in.
Alongside classic high-end musical theatre training, we offer a program that develops other skills essential to a musical theatre performer in order to broaden work opportunities and connections. The course includes:
High-end industry-standard acting dance and vocal training
Physical and contemporary theatre practice, puppetry and circus skills
TV and film techniques in conjunction with Screen and Film School
Programmes taught and devised by our network of West End performers, producers, directors and choreographers
- Incredible personal and professional development program
Acting for the 21st Century
In today’s contemporary theatre, film and television industries, an actor needs to be skilled, adaptable, entrepreneurial and passionate.You’ll also need to learn how to take opportunities, as well as how to make them for yourself. Our rigorous training will equip you – both technically and creatively – to succeed as an actor, as well as introduce you to a range of areas that you may never have explored before. Discover new passions and develop your existing skills through:
Rigorous training from experienced practitioners working in both film and theatre
A choice of options running alongside your core training
Thorough preparation for the industry including marketing, self-taping, audition technique and presentation
Regular sessions in mindfulness and mental resilience
- A chance to hone your own creative identity in the third year and deepen your skills in areas where you have thrived
Hip Hop Artistry
The only degree route of its kind, Hip Hop Artistry is the most current and innovative course in the marketplace today. Focusing on elements of hip-hop culture and dance techniques, you will explore how this revolution is continuing to thrive globally and find your place within it.
With a strong emphasis on personal, professional and commercial development, you will become a multi-faceted entrepreneur; primarily focusing on your skills as a dance artist, but also taking full advantage of ICTheatre’s training in TV, music and film, plus top drawer digital and media skills.
In conjunction with world-renowned dance agencies, this route is set to give you the springboard required to enter the creative industries as your own business at the highest level. The course includes:
Hip-hop, street, commercial and freestyle dance techniques
YouTubing, influencing and TV presenting skills
Hip-hop theatre and production projects
Artist development and hip-hop culture
Music, vocal and beat production
- Studio and live performance technique
This course is approved and awarded by BIMM Institute
Students can expect to study the following core modules:
- Creative Industries and you 1: Finding your path
- Context and culture of the creative industries
- The Body fundamentals
- The Voice fundamentals
- Performance Fundamentals
- Self and the Body
- Self and the voice
- Self and Performance
- Creative Industries and you 2: Creative Collaboration
- Creativity, Identity and Agency
- The Body Applied
- The Voice Applied
- Performance Applied
- The Body and Character
- The Voice and Character
- Performance and Character
- Final Project
Creative Industries and you 3: Professional Portfolio
A range of optional modules can be selected in year 3, subject to availability and student demand. Please visit the course information page on the ICTheatre website for a full break down.
Assessment methods are varied and balanced to suit a wide range of students and may take practical, written, portfolio or other form. Students are given the opportunity to work collaboratively with those studying other music related disciplines, representative of the way in which the Music and wider Creative Industries also require collaboration. All written and portfolio assessments are submitted electronically by way of a Virtual Learning Environment and where possible, feedback is delivered in audio and/or video form, as well as written.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We are not able to accept students that require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK
|UCAS Tariff||32 points||
Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (32 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language.
Overseas applicants will be required to provide additional information regarding academic study to determine equivalency level.
|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
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||A minimum overall score of 170, and no lower than 165 in each band|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||a minimum of 5.5 must be achieved in each band (Reading, writing, listening, speaking)|
|PTE Academic||50.0||A minimum score of 50 overall. At least 42 must be achieved in all four skills|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80.0||the minimum points must met in each band: Listening - 19 Reading - 19 Speaking - 21 Writing - 21|
We also accept the following qualifications: - ESOL Skills for Life Level B2 (Higher B2 on CEFR Scale) - IGCSE English Language (First Language) at C/4 or above - IGCSE English Language (Second Language) at B/3 or above - International Baccalaureate English Language at 5 or above in English A or B Applicants must have met the minimum requirement and be in receipt of results prior to enrolment.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£18,000 *||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.