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Performing Arts

BIMM University

UCAS Code: W400 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

BIMM University

UCAS Code: W400 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

E,E

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

Scottish Higher

D,D,D

a minimum of three grades at D are required.

UCAS Tariff

32

Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (32 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language. Overseas applicants will be required to provide additional information regarding academic study to determine equivalency level.

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About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subjects

Drama

Theatre studies

Contemporary dance

**About the Course**
The BA (Hons) Performing Arts consists of two pathways: Musical Theatre and Acting. Each provide in-depth training shaped by current industry trends.
This course is offered at our ICTheatre Campuses.

Technique, work ethic, confidence and self-awareness are areas of focus which will give you the tools required to succeed in meeting the demands of the business. In the third year, you have the chance to select from specific options to meet the needs of the industry. Here you can diversify your training and hone in on areas you may have previously explored in less depth. This is a crucial element of training as you are given the opportunity to explore your identity as an emerging creative artist.
This course encourages independence, entrepreneurialism and innovation because these qualities will be required of any performer entering the contemporary performing arts industry. We don’t want you just to get work, we want you to make work.
All learning is underpinned by regular mental and physical resilience classes; another key element of your training.

**The Pathways:**

**Musical Theatre**
Being a musical theater performer today means you need a skillset that makes you unique. You also need a direct and extensive network and an innate understanding of the industry you will be working in.
Alongside classic high-end musical theatre training, we offer a program that develops other skills essential to a musical theatre performer in order to broaden work opportunities and connections. The course includes:
- High-end industry-standard acting dance and vocal training

- Physical and contemporary theatre practice, puppetry and circus skills

- TV and film techniques in conjunction with Screen and Film School

- Programmes taught and devised by our network of West End performers, producers, directors and choreographers

- Incredible personal and professional development program

**Acting for the 21st Century**
In today’s contemporary theatre, film and television industries,
an actor needs to be skilled, adaptable, entrepreneurial and passionate.You’ll also need to learn how to take opportunities, as well as how to make them for yourself. Our rigorous training will equip you – both technically and creatively – to succeed as an actor, as well as introduce you to a range of areas that you may never have explored before. Discover new passions and develop your existing skills through:
- Rigorous training from experienced practitioners working in both film and theatre

- A choice of options running alongside your core training

- Thorough preparation for the industry including marketing, self-taping, audition technique and presentation

- Regular sessions in mindfulness and mental resilience

- A chance to hone your own creative identity in the third year and deepen your skills in areas where you have thrived

This course is approved and awarded by BIMM University.

Modules

Students can expect to study the following core modules:

YEAR 1
- Creative Industries and you 1: Finding your path
- Context and culture of the creative industries
- The Body fundamentals
- The Voice fundamentals
- Performance Fundamentals
- Self and the Body
- Self and the voice
- Self and Performance

YEAR 2:
- Creative Industries and you 2: Creative Collaboration
- Creativity, Identity and Agency
- The Body Applied
- The Voice Applied
- Performance Applied
- The Body and Character
- The Voice and Character
- Performance and Character

Year 3:
- Final Project
Creative Industries and you 3: Professional Portfolio

A range of optional modules can be selected in year 3, subject to availability and student demand. Please visit the course information page on the ICTheatre website for a full break down.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods are varied and balanced to suit a wide range of students and may take practical, written, portfolio or other form. Students are given the opportunity to work collaboratively with those studying other music related disciplines, representative of the way in which the Music and wider Creative Industries also require collaboration. All written and portfolio assessments are submitted electronically by way of a Virtual Learning Environment and where possible, feedback is delivered in audio and/or video form, as well as written.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,950
per year
International
£15,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Each year we offer various bursaries and scholarships.
For further information, please view details on the BIMM University website

The Uni

Course locations:

Institute for Contemporary Theatre Manchester

Institute for Contemporary Theatre Brighton

Department:

Performing Arts

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What students say

We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

40%
Drama
40%
Theatre studies
77%
Contemporary dance

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
75%
Staff are good at explaining things
49%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
49%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

64%
Library resources
52%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
10%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Dance

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

66%
Library resources
57%
IT resources
62%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation

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Drama

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Dance

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Graduate field commentary:

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