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The BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre Practice with Foundation is a four-year programme of study that includes a foundation year which offers access to those wishing to study at university and who do not have the standard entry profile for Year 1 BA study. The programme also offers entry to degree study for those who may be returning to study, those who may have relevant professional/workplace/voluntary experience but do not have the required academic entry profile for level 4 entry and for those whose qualifications may be outside the subject area.
The foundation year will provide students with an appropriate access route which will foreground necessary disciplinary skills and subject knowledge required to study a BA in Drama and Theatre Practice. Through our unique partnership with Theatre Royal, Plymouth we offer high quality teaching, a stimulating learning environment, state of the art teaching spaces and a programme in which you will feel well supported and ready for the challenges of degree study.
Year 0 (Foundation Year)
In your first year, you’ll explore a wide range of performance practices which will offer you a solid base for your BA degree. You’ll acquire a toolkit of skills in a supportive and professional environment, and the confidence to know how to use it.
In your second year, you’ll focus on developing the tools to both examine and create performance. You’ll concentrate on the performer-audience relationship, improvisation, play, and the use of space and the body. You will acquire core performance skills including voice, movement and working with text. Your practical sessions will be supported by seminars and lectures in performance language and theory, while you explore different approaches to performer training.
In your third year, you’ll explore a diverse range of performance practices working intensively with a professional theatre company. Within these practices you’ll focus on structure, style, form, context and cultural significance. You will advance your creative practice in performance workshops, master classes and intensive study with a range of expert academics. You’ll also get the chance to direct and lead your own creative project.
In your final year, you’ll focus on your own areas of interest. You’ll develop advanced performance practice and prepare for your final degree showcase. You will also work closely with your supervisor in group seminars and practical tutorials to produce a research project that is completed as either a written dissertation or a practical performance piece. A strong focus on employability and professional development will prepare you for a variety of theatre and performance-related careers.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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:
The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services/international-students/international-student-advice for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Tier 4 Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Tier 4 sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in (www.plymouth.ac.uk/study). A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/study/international-students-country-guides. International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|UCAS Tariff||32 - 48 points||From a minimum of 2 A Levels|
|A level||32-48 points , minimum of 2 A Levels|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP||From any subject|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 45 credits||From any subject|
|Scottish Higher||32-48 points, minimum of 2 A Levels|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points||From any subjects|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||32-48 points from any subjects|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MM||From any subject|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP||From any subject|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||With 5.5 in all elements.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|International||£13,800 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.