Hereford College of Arts

Performing Arts Hereford College of Arts Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

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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.

Industry Links

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.

Highlights

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.

Course details

Modules

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.

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 W470
Institution code H18
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points 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

Audition

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs: In addition to the degree fees, the nature of creative arts practice means you will need to allow for some additional costs, such as for materials you choose to use in the production of work and activities, and for trips to external events and exhibitions. The courses at HCA have been designed to minimise the impact of additional costs; all course leaders have an annual budget and some trips and materials will be fully funded by the college or heavily subsidised. However, typically, a student will choose to spend an additional £250 in the first year, £375 in the second year and £400 in their final year, depending on scale of work and materials chosen or other related costs. Students spend different amounts depending on the areas in which they specialise and individual choices. We appreciate that not all students will be able to invest the same money in their work, and staff assessing it will not judge work by the cost of materials or other resources. The college shop includes many specialist materials at good value prices and much digital equipment can be borrowed from the media stores at no cost to students. Students on all courses will also have the chance to take part in optional trips that require payments towards their costs. Again, non-attendance will not incur assessment penalties, though trips are designed to help students develop their practice. There is an optional annual cross-course residential trip abroad. In the 2018-19 academic year, the destination was Rome and the cost to students was £400. Further fee/bursary information: The HCA Cash Bursary: is designed to benefit students who are new undergraduates starting Higher Education for the first time in 2020, are ordinarily resident in England and from a low income family (£25,000 a year or less). Each cash bursary is £1,000 which students receive in their first year only. For more information, please visit our website: www.hca.ac.uk Partner Colleges: A first year bursary of £500 is available to students from our progression partner colleges* who have successfully completed their Level 3 or equivalent course within the last 2 academic years and progress on to a degree programme at Hereford College of Arts. *Partner Colleges include: Bath College, Belfast Metropolitan College, Bournville College, Cirencester College, City of Bristol College, Coleg Powys (Newtown Campus), Coleg y Cymoedd, Dudley College, Evesham College, Gloucestershire College (including Forest of Dean and Cheltenham & Gloucester campuses), Gower College Swansea, Grantham College, Halesowen College, Heart of Worcestershire College, Herefordshire & Ludlow College, Hereford Sixth Form College, Malvern Hills College, Newent Sixth Form College, North West Regional College - Derry, Plumpton College, Shrewsbury College, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (including Stroud, Wise & Filton campuses), Stratford-upon-Avon College, Swindon College and Worcester Sixth Form College. Internal Progression Bursary: All students who have studied and successfully completed a Level 3 course within the last 2 academic years at Hereford College of Arts and progress to undergraduate study at HCA will be eligible to receive a bursary of £500 in their first year.

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Hereford College of Arts
Folly Lane
Hereford
HR1 1LT


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