University of South Wales

Performing Arts University of South Wales Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)


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Course summary

This innovative course, designed and delivered in partnership with industry, aims to equip you with both practical and theoretical skills in performing arts.

The programme will help you to develop an advanced range of abilities, knowledge and understanding about the performing arts as a multifaceted and interdisciplinary form of artistic expression and aims to explore a range of different vocational areas including: acting and live performance, dance and choreography, musical theatre, performance analysis, performance technology, career development and exploring professional work. The course aims to prepare you to work in the performing arts industry or to go on to further academic study. Recent destinations have included Mountview, GSA & The Academy for Live and Recorded Arts.

A dynamic course packed full of engaging, innovative and exciting modules delivered by a strong team of experts as well as benefitting from current practices with industry professionals throughout the year thanks a strong workshop programme.

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 W303
Institution code W01
Campus name Coleg Gwent (Cross Keys)
Campus code G

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Entry criteria detail typical offers but USW considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A* - D

GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 3 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7,500 Year 1
International £12,300 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 have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the University website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.

Provider information

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University of South Wales
Llantwit Road
CF37 1DL

Clearing contact details

Enquiries and Admissions Team

03455 767778

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Thursday 15th August 2019 7.00am - 8.00pm Friday 16th August 2019 7.00am - 8.00pm Saturday 17th August 2019 10.00am - 4.00pm Sunday 18th August 2019 10.00am - 4.00pm All other weekdays 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday 26th August 2019 - Closed

Course contact details

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