Nottingham College

Performing Arts BA (Hons) Top-up Nottingham College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Nottingham Trent University

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Course summary

If you have a Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation Degree (FdA) or equivalent, you can top-up to a full BA (Honours) degree in the Performing Arts.

The BA (Hons) Performing Arts course is dedicated to helping you to develop as an independent practitioner in the industry or excellent preparation for a teaching career in the subject. You will develop your professional practice in a chosen specialist area (acting or dance) in collaboration with different disciplines and work with professional practitioners whilst developing your own work.

About the course

Modules have at their core the practical work that helps you explore the nature of performance, and nurtures your growth as a creative artist. You will be given an overview of the theatre arts industry and be supported to operate effectively within it; developing an understanding of the broader economic, political, social and technological context. The course is delivered by practitioners with strong academic backgrounds.

Modules include

  • Industry practice

  • Small-scale theatre

  • Major performance

  • The Evolving Practitioner (acting)

  • Somatic Practice (dance)

We have close links with local arts organisations such as Dance4, Nottingham Playhouse, LaPelle's Factory and Dragon's Breath Theatre Company. This leads to quality work experience opportunities in performance and facilitation.

Existing teaching facilities at our Clarendon Campus include a course base room and general-purpose teaching spaces. There are two fully-equipped theatres: the 220 seat Clarendon Community Theatre and 84 seat Robert Lindsay Studio Theatre. There are three dance studios. three practical spaces, wardrobe, costume construction and set construction workshops.

Please note: Performing Arts courses are set to move into our new £58 million City Hub campus at Broadmarsh: scheduled to open in September 2020. View our website: www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk for the latest updates on this exciting new development.

Students are encouraged to attend an international residency during the course. In previous years, students have visited Budapest, New York City, Lisbon, Barcelona, Prague and Madrid.

Assessment

Assessment is through written assignments and practical and creative coursework. There are no examinations.

Bursaries

We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2020-21 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information.

Your career and progression

Previous graduates have progressed directly into postgraduate education/training, employment in the creative industries, workshop leaders, storytellers, teaching, youth and social work, arts administration. This degree course is an excellent route towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), providing an adequate combination of practical experience and academic study to progress on to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Course details

Assessment method

Through written assignments and practical and creative coursework. There are no examinations.

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

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 W490
Institution code N30
Campus name City Hub
Campus code A

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:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Applicants should possess (or expect to achieve) one of the following in a related-subject area: Foundation degree (FdA); Higher National Diploma (HND) or Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE).

Applicants should possess (or expect to achieve) one of the following in a related-subject area: Foundation degree (FdA); Higher National Diploma (HND) or Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE).

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Applicants who meet our minimum entry requirements will be invited to attend an informal interview and audition.

Interview

Applicants who meet our minimum entry requirements will be invited to attend an informal interview and audition.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,250 Year 1
EU £8,250 Year 1
International £9,500 * Year 1
England £8,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,250 Year 1
Scotland £8,250 Year 1
Wales £8,250 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

International fees for 2020-21 have not yet been confirmed. The sum quoted of £9,500 is intended to be indicative only. Please check on the College website or contact our International Office for further information.

Provider information

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Nottingham College
City Campus, The Adams Building
Stoney Street
The Lace Market
Nottingham
NG1 1NG


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