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Performing Arts Top-up

Nottingham College

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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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Theatre studies

**If you already have (or expect to achieve) a full Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation Degree (FdA) or equivalent, you can top-up to a full BA (Honours) degree in the Performing Arts.**

**The Level 6 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)

Recent graduates and current BA students work closely with many local and national arts organisations such as Dance4, Tom Dale, Nottingham Lakeside Theatre, James Cousins, National Dance Company Wales, the Royal National Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, Flying High Expressive Arts, the National Youth Theatre, Nonsuch, Ditto Theatre Company, LaPelle’s Factory and Dragon’s Breath Theatre Company.

This leads to quality work experience opportunities in performance and facilitation, and often leads directly into employment for many of our BA graduates. Students are encouraged to attend an international residency during the course. In previous years, students have visited Budapest, Nice, New York City, Lisbon, Barcelona, Prague and Madrid.

**New City Hub campus**

The Performing Arts department is based at our new £58 million City Hub campus in Nottingham City Centre’s Canalside area with brand new, state of the art facilities. This includes a range of specially-designed rehearsal studios for both acting and dance, as well as a 200-seat theatre space with fully-functional wardrobe and workshop facilities and state of the art lighting and sound. In addition to this, students will have access to the TV studio in the nearby Adams Building, as well as a high- quality learning resource centre.

View our website: www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk for the latest updates on this exciting new development.

**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 2022-23 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. Our new dynamic professional in-house dance company provides a unique opportunity to develop work
in performance offering outreach projects to the wider community.

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
Northern Ireland
£8,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£8,250
per year
Scotland
£8,250
per year
Wales
£8,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City Hub

Department:

Performing Arts

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