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Nottingham College

Acting

UCAS Code: W410

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A minimum of 48 tariff points.

A Pass grade with a minimum of 48 tariff points.

A minimum of 48 tariff points.

A minimum of 48 tariff points.

UCAS Tariff

48

A minimum of 48 tariff points. Applicants will need the number of UCAS points specified in the details of each course - from: at least two A Levels at A2; BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma; International Baccalaureate; Access to HE Diploma. Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff. For creative courses applicants would usually need a qualification in a relevant subject area. We would expect applicants to be working at Level 2 or above in English and Mathematics.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Acting

**This course comprises the first two years of a conventional three-year degree and is designed to develop your specialist skills and knowledge for the performance industry. It aims to provide students with a ‘toolbox’ of intellectual and practical skills, including a working knowledge of the technical, administrative and professional competencies needed to succeed within the industry.**

**This Foundation Degree in Arts (FdA) is awarded by our chief university partner: Nottingham Trent University. Please Note: Prior to September 2019 entry, this course was titled Foundation Degree Theatre Arts (Acting).**

**About the course**

There is a strong practical element to this course, allowing for a mixture of skills-based classwork and projects. Students cover a range of topics: combining technical training, creative workshops, performance opportunities and academic skills. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of acting styles, influences and contexts in order to become a confident and versatile performer.

**Indicative first year modules include:**

- Performance skills

- Performance: context and history

- Media Performance - 1 (audio)

- The Physical Actor

**Indicative second year modules include:**

- Media Performance - 2 (screen)

- Own projects (developing original work)

- Creating Performance

- Production Company

We work with and have close links with industry stakeholders including: Nottingham Playhouse, Lakeside Theatre, Dragon's Breath Theatre Company, Bread and Roses and LaPelle's Factory to name just a few. We also work closely with students from other disciplines (from both inside the college and outside) on a range of collaborative projects.

Existing teaching facilities at our Clarendon Campus include a course base room and general-purpose teaching spaces. There are two fully-equipped theatres: the 220 seat Clarendon Community Theatre and 84 seat Robert Lindsay Studio Theatre. There are three dance studios. three practical spaces, wardrobe, costume construction and set construction workshops.

Please note: Performing Arts courses are set to move into our new £58 million City Hub campus at Broadmarsh: scheduled to open in September 2020. View our website: www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk for the latest updates on this exciting new development.

**Assessment**

A combination of traditional and innovative assessment methods are used: including case studies, group projects, live briefs, peer review, time-constrained assessments and presentations. There are no examinations.

**Bursaries**

We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2020-21 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information.

**Your career and progression**

Previous students have moved directly into industry within performance, teaching, drama production, youth and social work, fitness training, arts and events management and related work in the creative arts and leisure industries.

Alternatively, you may wish to progress on to our BA (Hons) Performing Arts top-up degree, awarded by our chief university partner: Nottingham Trent University; or the second or third year of a similar degree at another higher education provider.

Modules

Year One modules include: process and production; contextual studies; specialist skills; creating/staging performance; facilitation. Year Two modules include: production company; applied specialisms; industry practice/work-based learning; developing the practitioner; contextual studies. Modules are assessed through joint projects and individual assignments. There are no examinations.

Assessment methods

Assessment is continuous, through joint projects and individual assignments. There are no examinations.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,250
per year
England
£8,250
per year
EU
£8,250
per year
International
£9,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,250
per year
Scotland
£8,250
per year
Wales
£8,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Clarendon Campus

Department:

Performing arts

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