Performing Arts with Foundation Year University of Bedfordshire

Undergraduate

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.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time including foundation year

  • Location

    Bedford Campus

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Modules

This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your chosen degree. During your Foundation Year you will study a range of subjects designed to prepare you for the final three years of your undergraduate degree course.

Studying for HE (including current affairs and data analysis)
Two subject-specific units
Additional English (if required) either as a formal unit or as additional guided learning through our Study Hub
Integrated project that brings together all aspects of your Foundation Year and provides you with a chance to work on an independent piece of work.

At stage one, you'll develop a common vocabulary for your studies across dance and theatre, culminating in an end-of-year performance. At stage two, you'll apply this knowledge to the development of choreographic practice, production of a musical drama and options in a range of performance practices. At stage three, you'll undertake an independent research project, alongside advanced study of performance and creative practices. How to work as a professional in the performing arts industry underpins practical elements of the course across all three stages culminating in the development of a portfolio that draws together documentation of your skills and abilities.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through:

Dance technique classes
Acting and singing classes
Performances
Choreographic work
Directed and devised work
New media installations
Teaching observations
Presentations
Portfolios
Essays

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


How to apply

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 W12F
Institution code B22
Campus name Bedford Campus
Campus code H

Points of entry

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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 32 - 48 points
A level C - B
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 32 - 48 UCAS Tariff Points
Access to HE Diploma Successfully completed Access Diploma course

Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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.

Additional fee information

This fee will be confirmed in an email from the University. The fee for years 2-4 of study will be the same as the BA/BSc course fee.