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Sheffield College

Performing Arts: Drama

UCAS Code: W400

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


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An offer of a place on this course is generally dependent upon an audition. Applications are also welcomed from mature students without the formal entry requirements.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Do you want an acting career? Are you interested in learning more about this exciting and expanding area of performance? If so, why not join us at our new creative arts centre at Hillsborough campus and join a vibrant and exciting course. Validated by Sheffield Hallam University, this course allows students to explore the different elements of performing arts with a focus on acting. Students will be given the opportunity to create performances for a variety of audiences, and to forge links with local professionals in the arts community.

The aim of the course is to provide students with a broad based area of study in the field of performing arts. It will help to both extend knowledge of drama and to expand abilities and experiences as an actor. It will develop appropriate transferable skills, self-awareness and the capacity to engage in reflective practice and develop specialist knowledge and skills.

The course will include modules on practitioner skills, community arts, contextual studies and performance projects and will provide a foundation for a range of careers in the performing arts and within community arts organisations.

Students can expect to spend their time on the course as follows:
Lectures/seminars: 25%
Practical work: 50%
Self-directed study: 20%
Receiving feedback: 5%

Studying at our recently refurbished Hillsborough campus you will have access to our state of the art, custom built facilities, including a fully-rigged theatre and sprung floor dance studios. 

Applicants who are studying for SHU-validated foundation degrees will receive an offer for their designated full time honours degree progression route at Sheffield Hallam University provided that they submit an application via UCAS by the deadline. Applicants who are studying for SHU-validated foundation degrees and who wish to progress to part-time study on their designated honours degree progression route will apply directly to the University.

The offer of a place on the BA (Hons) Performance and Professional Practice (top up) degree made by the University will be subject to:
Successful completion of the foundation degree programme
Submission of a satisfactory personal statement and reference
Meeting the University’s literacy and numeracy requirements
Satisfying any additional specific course requirements for entry to the designated progression route (eg successful completion of associated bridging studies, portfolio, interview, or any non-academic conditions)
Offers are made subject to the availability of courses and the University Terms and Conditions. 

Modules

Key Units
Year One
Skills for the workplace
Performing Arts in the twentieth Century
Practitioner Skills 1 (Exploring Genre)
Practitioner Skills 2 (Exploring Techniques)
Performance
Professional Roles and Practice
Year Two
Performing Arts in Practice
Research and Analysis in the Performing Arts
Managing a Performance
Advanced Practitioner Skills: Drama
Advanced Performance: Drama

Assessment methods

There will be a variety of assessment methods including:
Performance
Creative process
Written projects
This course does not include formal examinations.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,500
per year
Scotland
£6,500
per year
Wales
£6,500
per year

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