Bath Spa University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Delivered in partnership with The Brighton Academy, this BA (Hons) Performing Arts has a practical focus. You'll develop singing and voice techniques including accent work, and establish a personal acting process that responds to a variety of professional working scenarios.
Modules will develop key skills in acting, singing, and dancing, while simultaneously beginning the initial formative stage of developing a portfolio of solo performances in a variety of genres.
Public performance opportunities will test your ability to work collaboratively, by connecting your work as a performer with other production elements. These collaborative projects require you to work at industry standard and within professional recognised timeframes. You'll graduate with a series of tools and strategies to prepare you for a performance career, and further study, if desired.
You'll be introduced to key practitioners and processes that underpin performer training. You'll develop devising, movement, vocal, and acting skills for working effectively as members of an ensemble and as a solo performer. We initiate the principles of academic approaches of practice as research, analysis, and critique at this level.
The second year builds your knowledge of interpretation, analysis, and text performance. As a performer/actor/creator, you'll develop an understanding and application of a range of theatrical approaches, practitioners, and dramaturgical choices, to make meaningful and imaginative work. Critical theory develops your academic and cognitive skills and ongoing technical classes in acting for camera and solo performance training expand your skills in preparation for year three.
This is your professional practice year. You'll engage in professional projects, in which you'll collaborate with peers, industry practitioners, and professional venues. You'll learn about professional and commercial practice, acquiring the skills to be a self-starting entrepreneurial performance practitioner. You'll also hone your skills and knowledge for a range of employment scenarios.
You'll be taught through a range of activities including lectures, workshops, seminars, skills classes, rehearsals, tutorials, work placements, theatre visits, and theatre productions.
Assessment tasks could take the form of:
In-class performances of devised or published work
Working as part of an ensemble
Individual and group research projects.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||CDD||One A Level should be in a subject related to the degree course.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP||Should be in a subject related to the degree course.|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 30 credits|
Additional entry requirements
Bath Spa University will contact all applicants shortlisted for audition by email with full details.
Bath Spa University will contact all applicants shortlisted for interview by email with full details.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£7,500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£7,500||Year 1|