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)
Full-time including foundation year
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.
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|
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||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.
|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.