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Performance and Entertainment

University Campus Oldham

UCAS Code: PE22 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


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from a range of Level 3 qualifications (NVQ3, BTEC Award, or A Levels) preferably in performance-related subjects, other credit bearing qualifications such as LAMDA or Gold Arts Award, and through successful completion of an interview and audition. Students who have completed Level 4 (HNC, Professional Diploma) or Level 5 (FdA or HND) in performance-related subjects may be invited to join the 2nd or 3rd year of the course.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Do you want to create performances for the stage, for camera, and experiment with new technologies such as virtual reality and motion capture?

This course offers you the opportunity to become the Performance and Entertainment makers of the future.

This is a practical course offering a diverse range of performance skills and experiences for a wide range of performance platforms including: live and recorded performance, immersive performance, digital performance, virtual reality and animated performance, and presentation skills for social media. You will investigate and engage with the work of current performance practices and industry professionals. From year one you will create group-based performances for live audiences, as well as designing and creating individual projects. There will be opportunities to explore a range of performance skills depending on your particular career aspirations. These may include creating digital or live performance, workshop facilitation, directing, performance writing, producing and presenting.

Our BA (Hons) Performance and Entertainment is delivered by experienced lecturers and practitioners who are supported by excellent visiting practitioners and industry professionals. We work closely with a number of local organisations including Oldham Coliseum, Oldham Theatre Workshop, [email protected], HOME, and we have strong links with a number of performance companies and industry professionals. Past masterclasses, performances and guest speakers include: Karen Henthorn (Coronation Street, EastEnders), Karen Blick (Emmerdale), Connor Calland (Hollyoaks), John Britton from Duende Theatre Ensemble, OBRA Theatre Company, Red Ladder Theatre Company, Dare to Know Theatre, Eggs Collective, 154 Collective, Art with Heart, Powder Keg, Mighty Heart Theatre; writer and producer Julie Bokowiec; producer Ben Rothera; director Sarah Punshon; and writer Cathy Crabb.

Modules

In the first year of the course you will be introduced to a wide range of current performance practices in practical and seminar-based classes. You will:

Develop a range of performing and acting skills in performance training classes.
Create two performance productions (live, digital, immersive or other).
Attend a number of live performance events and meet industry experts.
Learn about and discuss this fascinating area of the creative industries
You will develop your creative, imaginative and reflective abilities through a number of process-based assessments enabling you to explore both practice and theory in interesting and investigative ways.

Performance Training
Performance Training is a core practical module where you engage in rigorous and thorough training to support your development as a multi-skilled performer. Important principles of performance training are introduced including stage presence, awareness, focus, concentration and energy. You will also explore other techniques to enhance your acting and performing skills such as vocal training, movement training, yoga, martial arts, clowning, improvisation, acting for virtual reality and motion capture.

Professional Practice
Professional Practice is a module which encourages you to think about your own professional development within the performing arts industry. You will reflect on an area of practice that particularly interests you and explore what knowledge and skills you will need to develop. You will identify future goals and create a professional development plan. You will begin to develop your professional profile through a series of outward facing tasks and the development of an online portfolio.

Performance Project 1A and Performance Project 1B
The two Performance Project modules are group-based performances where you create and perform in two contrasting projects. You will develop your understanding and abilities through participation in the creative process and final performance of each project. Examples of performance projects include: devised performance, digital performance, immersive theatre, music theatre, text-based performance, physical theatre, and verbatim theatre.

Contemporary Performance Practices
Contemporary Performance Practices introduces you to a range of significant approaches for understanding contemporary performance. This includes; methods for analysing performance and influential historical practitioners and movements. You will begin to develop the skills required for academic study and research through watching, discussing and evaluating live and digital performances in written and verbal formats.

Assessment methods

This highly practical course is mostly taught and assessed through practice-based work, from individual skill-based presentations in class, to full-scale public performances. All practice-based work is supported by theory which aids in the development of academic skills through the carrying out of research, academic writing, presentations and portfolios.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,500
per year
EU
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,500
per year
Scotland
£7,500
per year
Wales
£7,500
per year

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Course location:

University Campus Oldham

Department:

Performing Arts

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