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This is a four-year version of our popular BA (Hons) Performing Arts course, with an integrated foundation year. Learn to be a versatile performing artist. Personalise your studies to suit your evolving interests and aspirations. Become a confident, experienced professional who's industry ready
Explore and specialise in dance, drama or musical theatre or work towards being a triple threat performer. Whether you wish to dance, act, devise, choreograph, teach or facilitate in the community this course will give you the skills, techniques, confidence and experience to be professional and industry ready.
In the first year – the foundation year – you will study 4 modules; a subject-related module, a numeracy skills module, a study skills-related module called 'Succeeding at University and Beyond' and a foundation project module. After completion of this foundation year, you will then move onto the Performing Arts honours degree course.
Personalise your studies to suit your evolving interests and aspirations. Study the performing arts in a multidisciplinary way - which you will know is reflective of the industry. Experiment with new things, with the security to be assessed with a focus on dance, drama or musical theatre if these are your specialisms. Build the necessary skills to succeed in higher education; recognise your own strengths and develop as a versatile employable practitioner.
Live Theatre and Dance City are opening studios just a stone’s throw from campus and with Sunderland City of Culture Bid well underway it’s an exciting time to become a performer in Sunderland.
Please see the course details on our website for up to date module information.
Please see the course details on our website for up to date assessment information.
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:
International applicants are not eligible for this course
|UCAS Tariff||40 points||A minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A or AS Levels, BTEC certificates/diplomas, access courses or equivalent)|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||
Normally a minimum of three Level 2 qualifications (NVQ, GCSE or equivalent), including Maths and English at grade C or above.
If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above. Equivalent alternative qualifications are also accepted, such as Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have not achieved a grade C in Maths and English we may be able to work with you to ensure that you are able to gain these in the first year of the course, depending on your experience.
The Integrated Foundation Year is specially designed to support you where you have just missed the grades required for direct entry onto a three-year degree, or if you have relevant work experience and are now looking to broaden your subject knowledge but want more time to develop study skills before starting your degree.
Entry requirements are provided for guidance only and we may offer you an entrance interview which will help us determine your eligibility for your chosen degree. This enables us to consider making you an offer if you are perhaps a mature student who has been out of education for a period of time, or you have gained significant knowledge and skills through employment rather than traditional education.
Eligible entry qualifications:
1. Normally a minimum of three Level 2 qualifications (NVQ, GCSE or equivalent), including Maths and English at grade C or above** and a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A or AS Levels, BTEC certificates/diplomas, access courses or equivalent)
2. Demonstrable evidence of appropriate knowledge and skills acquired from at least three years of post-school work experience.
If you are unsure of whether you think you might be suitable for the course, please contact us!
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/integrated-foundation-year/integrated-performing-arts/#fees-and-reqs
Fees and funding
|EU||£4,000 *||Year 1|
|England||£4,000 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£4,000 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£4,000 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£4,000 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.