Performing Arts Warwickshire College Group


The FdA Performing Arts is designed for students who wish to turn their creative talents into a career in the performing arts industry, and allows students to work towards a degree or apply and audition for drama school. It offers students the opportunity to work in a theatre company style environment while learning about a diverse range of performance disciplines.

The focus is on an ensemble based approach to theatre practice. Throughout the course, you will engage in all aspects of production, from rehearsal techniques to performance, research, stage and production management and collaborative working practice in the form of live productions through the development of our Learning Company, Spitfire Theatre.

Alongside performance work, students undertake classes in intensive audition technique, acting, improvisation, voice, movement, singing, textual analysis and interpretation, Alexander Technique, physical theatre, singing, dance and stage combat. Performances cover Jacobean, Restoration, Russian naturalism and contemporary texts. Television and film work begins at the end of the first year with an intensive introduction to screen acting.

Students will learn alongside others who are passionate about performing arts and production arts and will be taught techniques from introductory to advanced level. Students will work on combined projects linked to industry and performance and have the opportunity to work directly with professional actors and technical theatre professionals, as well as forging links with local professional theatre companies.

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Rugby College

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    2 years

Course details


Level 4:
Performance Skills 1
Contextual Studies
Performance Skills 2
Collaborative Interdisciplinary Practice and Collaborative Performance Projects
ASSET (academic study skills and employability)

Level 5:
Contextual Studies 2
Business & Promotion
Extending Performance Practice
Actor’s Portfolio
Collaborative interdisciplinary practice and Collaborative Performance Project

Assessment method

The modules are integrated into a programme of continuous assessment through assignment and performance. There are no exams associated with this course

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 W470
Institution code W25
Campus name Rugby College
Campus code R

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject with a merit profile (other equivalent Level 3 qualifications will be considered)
A level OR Three A Levels preferbly to include Theatre studies

Additional entry requirements




Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7,975 Year 1
England £7,975 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,975 Year 1
Scotland £7,975 Year 1
Wales £7,975 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.