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Nottingham College

Performing Arts BA (Hons) Top-up

UCAS Code: W490

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Applicants should possess (or expect to achieve) one of the following in a related-subject area: Foundation degree (FdA); Higher National Diploma (HND) or Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE).

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Perform an audition

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Theatre studies

**If you have a Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation Degree (FdA) or equivalent, you can top-up to a full BA (Honours) degree in the Performing Arts.**

**The BA (Hons) Performing Arts course is dedicated to helping you to develop as an independent practitioner in the industry or excellent preparation for a teaching career in the subject. You will develop your professional practice in a chosen specialist area (acting or dance) in collaboration with different disciplines and work with professional practitioners whilst developing your own work.**

**About the course**

Modules have at their core the practical work that helps you explore the nature of performance, and nurtures your growth as a creative artist. You will be given an overview of the theatre arts industry and be supported to operate effectively within it; developing an understanding of the broader economic, political, social and technological context. The course is delivered by practitioners with strong academic backgrounds.

**Modules include**

- Industry practice

- Small-scale theatre

- Major performance

- The Evolving Practitioner (acting)

- Somatic Practice (dance)

We have close links with local arts organisations such as Dance4, Nottingham Playhouse, LaPelle's Factory and Dragon's Breath Theatre Company. This leads to quality work experience opportunities in performance and facilitation.

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.

Students are encouraged to attend an international residency during the course. In previous years, students have visited Budapest, New York City, Lisbon, Barcelona, Prague and Madrid.

**Assessment**

Assessment is through written assignments and practical and creative coursework. 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 graduates have progressed directly into postgraduate education/training, employment in the creative industries, workshop leaders, storytellers, teaching, youth and social work, arts administration. This degree course is an excellent route towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), providing an adequate combination of practical experience and academic study to progress on to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Assessment methods

Through written assignments and practical and creative coursework. 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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