Nottingham College

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

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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Theatre Arts course allows students to develop their professional practice in a chosen specialist area (such as acting or dance) in collaboration with different disciplines and engage with professional practitioners whilst developing their own work.. The degree is awarded by our chief university partner: Nottingham Trent University.

About the course

This top-up degree is dedicated to facilitating your development as an independent practitioner. As such, modules have at their core the practical work that helps students explore the nature of performance, and nurtures one's growth as a creative artist. Students 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

  • performance practice

  • industry practice

  • popular performance (acting)

  • the hired body (dance)

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

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.

Company 12

Our dynamic in-house dance company provides a unique opportunity to gain skills in performance and arts administration. Graduates and BA students work alongside professional artists and respond to live briefs to create innovative new dance works. The dance company is supported by professional patrons including regional dance agency Dance4, and leading contemporary choreographers Jem Treays and Glen Graham.

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. Our package for 2018-19 has been approved by the university regulator – the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) – and is publicly available in our Access Agreement for 2018-19. Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information.

Your career and progression

Students can progress directly into the industry or undertake further academic study at postgraduate level. 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.


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 Clarendon
Campus code A

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 £7,500 Year 1
EU £7,500 Year 1
International £9,500 Year 1
England £7,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,500 Year 1
Scotland £7,500 Year 1
Wales £7,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are expected to attend a subsidised international residency for a week during the course. In previous years, students have visited Budapest, New York City, Lisbon, Barcelona, Prague and Madrid. Further information is available from the course leader upon request.

Provider information

Visit our website

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


Course contact details

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The University Centre Team