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University Centre Peterborough

BA (Hons) Performing Arts

UCAS Code: 7W73

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

88

Required subjects: 3 A levels in related subjects (i.e. Theatre Studies or Performance Studies). GCSEs required: 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

This Performing Arts degree is a practice-based course, equipping you with the interdisciplinary skillset required by the contemporary performer. Through core ‘Performance Skills’ and ‘Academic, Professional, Research and Employability Skills’ pathways, you will develop the foundations necessary to the autonomous, public-facing, and industry-engaged assessments later in the course.

You will also be introduced to a range of performance-making disciplines, including:
New Media Performance and Production
Directing and Devising
Adapting Shakespeare
Writing for Performance
Performance Practice-as-Research
Applied Performance Project

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to stage at least three full-length productions, with a Studio Performance at Level 4, a Scripted Performance to a paying public audience at Level 5 and a devised Performance Showcase in an industry setting, to a paying public audience as the culmination of your study at Level 6.

The course is delivered across three sites, each optimised to provide state-of-the-art resources relevant to your modules. This includes a home-from-home at Peterborough’s prestigious Key Theatre, where you will be welcomed as residents of the venue, including discounted Key Theatre Club membership, regular attendance at performances and events, work experience and part-time employment opportunities and annual performances as part of the public programme.
You will regularly engage with local, national and international industry through our team of research/industry-active expert staff, regular guest practitioners and a number of industry-focused modules.

The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Modules

Year one core modules Performance Processes Studio Performance Performance Skills: Introduction Performance Skills: Vocabularies Digital Performance Performance Practices Year two core modules Making Performance The Body in Performance New Media Performance Performing Shakespeare Performance Skills: Composition Performance Skills: Adaptation Performance Writing Year three core modules Major Project Professional Practice Special Subject Performance and Identity Devising Performance Enterprise in the Creative Arts

Assessment methods

Throughout the duration of your course you will be assessed by the following methods:

Year one for full-time students (Level 4)
30% Coursework
70% Practical Exams
Year two for full-time students (Level 5)
25% Coursework
75% Practical Exams
Final year for full-time students (Level 6)
35% Coursework
55% Practical Exams
10% Placement

We will provide, by the beginning of the first week of each semester, a current module guide with all the information you need for each module, including details of assessment tasks, the deadlines for these tasks, the required format and any relevant guidance.
A formative assessment workshop is written into all module plans and usually take place in weeks 9 or 10 of the semester. Each course includes a summative feedback session where marked work is returned.

Your final degree classification is calculated as an average of your highest 60 credits at Level 5 and all credits at Level 6.
70%+ First
60-69% 2:1
50-59% 2:2
40-49% Third

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,000
per year
England
£8,000
per year
EU
£8,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,000
per year
Scotland
£8,000
per year
Wales
£8,000
per year

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Course location:

University Centre Peterborough

Department:

University Centre

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