Performing Arts University of Gloucestershire

Undergraduate

Why Performing Arts?
Our Performing Arts degree enables you to build practical techniques and theoretical knowledge in singing, dancing and acting. Optional modules allow you to focus on your own particular passions and ambitions, with the chance to study aspects of theatre such as choreography, business development and digital theatre. With the chance to gain experience working in settings including Cheltenham's Everyman and Playhouse theatres, as well as at venues like the Wilson Art Gallery and the National Trust’s Croome Court, our graduates stand out from the competition. They can even perform at the internationally-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe and have been to New York for workshops with Broadway actors and directors (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details).

You’ll draw on the expertise of experienced professionals as you develop acting techniques for the stage, strengthen your voice and take dance lessons in forms including ballet, tap, modern and jazz. There is also a unique opportunity to achieve dance awards through the internationally recognised Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and gain professional qualifications while you study. Learning in our purpose-built performing arts centre, you’ll take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities including drama and dance studios with full lighting rigs, a multimedia theatre studio and an acoustically designed music and singing room.

Why University of Gloucestershire?
We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an individual.

Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre.

Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.

Come and experience the University of Gloucestershire for yourself by booking an open day online at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay.

After the course
Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan.

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17.

Experience an open day
Take the next step and book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. This is your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. Take the opportunity to get up-to-the minute advice and guidance from the people who have been here and experienced University of Gloucestershire life already.

To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on enquiries@glos.ac.uk or call 03330 14 14 14.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

Enjoy new state-of the-art studios and study spaces. Develop technical skills in singing, dancing and acting (triple threat), choreography and theatre. Get 20 hours contact time with your tutor each week including in lectures, workshops, one-to-ones and a lot of practical learning. Perform and work in professional theatres with theatrical experts. This includes BBC, Everyman, Motionhouse Dance Company as well as Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


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 W402
Institution code G50
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
A level BBB BBB at A levels or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we will still consider your application.
Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.

Additional entry requirements

Audition

You will be advised of an audition date via your UCAS track account. Auditions at University of Gloucestershire are about you ensuring we are the right place for you. You will have the chance to meet academic staff and view the facilities for your course.

Interview


English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses and university preparation courses, in partnership with INTO, to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study. Please see our webpage - http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/into-centre.aspx

English Language requirements

http://www.glos.ac.uk/docs/download/International/english-Language-entry-requirements.pdf


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx University of Gloucestershire Academic Merit Scholarship for 2019/20 entry: The University of Gloucestershire Academic Merit Scholarship is a grades-based award, designed to reward academic merit. We hope to encourage those who receive the award to maintain a high level of academic achievement. Each scholarship is worth up to £1,200, in the form of £400 annually for up to three academic years. For more information please visit our website: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/pages/funding.aspx#waivers