University Centre Grimsby has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The FdA in Performing Arts aims to provide a dynamic, exciting and flexible learning experience for its students whilst providing industry-standard skills. Academically, it will develop students’ abilities to contextualise their learning historically, culturally and self-reflectively and students will be encouraged to showcase their work at every opportunity.
The aim of the programme is to give each member of the cohort the requisite skills to enter the performing arts industry, and our focus on skills, employment and industry are a unique selling point for this FdA. Dedicated module tutors and support staff are on hand for students who are interested in all aspects of the performing arts. With a focus on acting, dancing, musical theatre and the essential contextual studies, this programme aims to deliver dynamic performance professionals directly into the creative sector.
Almost half of the 2.1 million digital and creative sector workers in the UK in 2012 were in London or the South East. Around 455 people are employed as performing arts practitioners in Yorkshire & the Humber and East Midlands in 2014.
However, the creative sector is characterised by a high proportion of micro enterprises and self-employment; 68% being self employed. By their nature micro enterprises and freelancers will mainly be excluded from Government job data. In some occupations the attractiveness of freelancing makes it difficult for employers to recruit experienced workers on permanent contracts.
The University Centre in Grimsby is home to the a new state of the art Arts building including a 200 seated theatre, dance studio and rehearsal rooms. Students will have the opportunity to work in a professional environment with staff who have proven track records within the industry.
Term 1.Personal development and employability
Term 1.History of performing arts
Term 1.Introduction to performing arts dance/ acting /singing
Term 2.Theatre in Education
Term 2. Live Performance Production
All year Work Based Activity
Term 1.Cultural Studies
Term 1.Specialise in drama /dance
Term 1.Employment in the Industry
Term 2.Community theatre
Term 2.Drama Production in TV
Term 2.Work Based Activity - Musical Theatre
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The Institute recognises a wide range of entry qualifications as being equivalent to A’ level standard; if students hold a qualification not listed above please contact the Institute's admissions team on +44 (0) 1472 311222 ext 434. International students must evidence they possess a satisfactory command of English language in terms of reading, writing, listening and are expected to have achieved Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), as defined by UK Visas and Immigration.
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The University Centre Grimsby will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed and auditioned, set an appropriate piece of work and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£8,500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8,500||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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