Hereford College of Arts has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Performing Arts is a dynamic, fast-growing industry, but it requires performers to have a broader and more complex skill-set than ever before. Rather than waiting passively for audition calls, successful practitioners are proactive in co-developing work. In response, we’ve designed a degree with collaborative performance-making at its heart, and two bespoke work placements.
In our distinctive arts school environment, you can expand your artistic horizons.
This course will allow you to rediscover what performance is and how you create it, developing a comprehensive repertoire of skills, including: acting, movement, voice, writing, directing and choreography. Working in small groups, you will benefit from high levels of individual attention from tutors. Our students also learn the practical skills they need to become successful entrepreneurs in the creative arts, such as: film editing, music making, website design, and business planning. You will create several performances each year, collaborating with professional directors and art, music, and film students. They will be staged in a range of venues from professional theatres, to festivals, and innovative performance spaces. Alongside this rich portfolio of work, you will also learn important marketing strategies to promote your own practice.
You will have two bespoke work experiences – one in each of your first and second years. Projects with external directors/ choreographers will also bring you valuable industry insights. Our students run their own performing arts company from the first year of the course. In your second year, you will learn how to write a business plan and set yourself up as a self-employed practitioner.
After this Course
You will be ready to take control of your own career as an innovative and self-sustaining performer and theatre-maker. You can explore broader opportunities in the creative arts such as art management or teaching, or transfer your creative and collaborative skills to other areas of employment or postgraduate study.
1. Small group sizes and individual attention from tutors.
2. Exciting creative collaborations within a dynamic arts school community.
3. Focus on innovative and emerging contemporary art practices.
4. Work with professional directors.
5. Bespoke work placements.
6. Workshops lead by professional companies such as The RSC and Frantic Assembly.
7. Student work showcased at professional theatres and festivals.
8. 2-night expenses-paid trip to London for the cutting edge Mime Festival.
Modules are self-standing units of study, and you earn credits when you successfully complete them. As a full-time student you will take 120 credits each year. All Modules are compulsory and can vary in weighting from 20 to 60 credits.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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We would normally expect applicants to have achieved 80 UCAS Tariff Points at entry but whilst qualifications are important, our offers are not solely based on academic results and we may make offers based on other evidence of talent and suitability for the course.
Portfolio submission (where applicable) and successful interview or audition are required.
Mature applicants with relevant experience will be considered. Portfolio and interview also required.
Applicants whose first language is not English and require a Tier 4 Student Visa must achieve Level B2 in an approved secure English language test prior to enrolment. For further guidance please visit the UK Visa and immigration website: www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa.
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
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|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|