Why Performing Arts (Level 6)?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03330 14 14 14.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
Develop acting techniques on stage and for camera. Strengthen your voice and singing with regular tuition. Take dance lessons including ballet, tap, modern and jazz. The course brings together the 'triple threat' of singing, dancing and acting. You’ll learn from lecturers who are performing arts professionals, having worked with organisations such as the Royal Shakespeare Company. Throughout the degree, you’ll be able to choose modules based on what you’re passionate about. You could pursue your goals to become a performer, a technician or to work in performing arts education. You'll have opportunities to study other aspects of theatre, such as choreography, technical theatre and business development; theoretical study underpins all elements of the course.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
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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.
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.
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
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