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University of Bolton

Performing Arts

UCAS Code: W430

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

104

Any subjects are acceptable at Level 3, but subjects that include performing arts, drama, singing and dance are preferred. Practical experience of performance is highly valued. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including English.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Drama

This programme is industry-led with the focus on you becoming an ‘all-round’ performer/artist in the performing arts industry. You'll be based at Queen’s Specialist Building, Farnworth, studying and training in purpose-built, high specification performing arts studios as well as at Shockout Arts Manchester.

The BA (Hons) degree in Performing Arts offers a combination of teaching expertise, facilities, resources and industry contacts. Throughout your training, you'll explore the core techniques of acting, voice and dance, whilst developing a wide range of knowledge in devising, developing a production, audition and casting techniques. Additionally, you'll have regular performance opportunities throughout the programme to help develop a diverse range of technical performance skills. Staff include a range of industry experts, performers and lecturers, ensuring this course offers a unique and potent blend of teaching expertise, industry knowledge and professional experience.

We offer intensive practical training in dance, singing and acting techniques. Alongside this, you'll benefit from regular performance opportunities that help you develop and hone a diverse range of performance and production skills. We focus on training all-round performers and artists in both the emerging contemporary and traditional musical and theatre practices.

We aim for you to graduate with the confidence, skills and knowledge needed to excel in the performing arts and across the full spectrum of performance arenas offered by this vibrant industry.

Modules

Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment methods

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£37,350
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester

Department:

Performing Arts and Theatre

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
31%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


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Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,400
med
Average annual salary
87%
low
Employed or in further education
47%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Customer service occupations

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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Drama

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