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University of Cumbria

Performing Arts

UCAS Code: W440

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-A,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

60 credits - 45 must be graded at Level 3

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM-DDM

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B-A,A,A,B

UCAS Tariff

112-128

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

You'll explore and develop your passions and talents to graduate as a confident practitioner on this course - which has seen our students securing jobs in the competitive industry of performing arts.

You'll spend 70% of your studies doing practical performance work gaining and honing your skills across four disciplines - musical theatre, acting, physical theatre & dance, and technical theatre, supported by tutors and visiting professionals.

**Your Career with a Performing Arts Degree**

We'll help you identify and prepare for any career in the performing arts by helping you focus on where your talents lie, giving you entry into work in the theatre or media production.

You'll also have skills suitable for working in people-facing roles, including sales and HR, as well as in education teaching the next generation of screen legends.

If you aren't sure which career path to take, but love performing arts that's not a problem. You'll experience four creative disciplines and we can help you to recognise your strengths so you can select the best possible career route for you.

We want you to graduate with great job prospects. And so, while you work on your core artistic practice, you'll also develop employment skills with entrepreneurial knowledge.

**Year 1** - You will develop your skill base through a series of classes within the four performing arts disciplines; drama, musical theatre, physical theatre & dance, and production skills. You will also enhance your academic writing in relation to these disciplines. These skills come together in a final year public-facing production.

**Year 2** - During this year you will be directed by industry professionals in three public-facing productions whilst developing the design and technical elements. This year is an opportunity to work with professional practitioners, enhance your performance skill base and further develop your practical understanding of technical theatre. You will also have the opportunity to jointly develop a devised contemporary performance using the skills developed during this year.

**Year 3** - This year considers your future and progression into the industry. We encourage you to carve your own path whilst developing your enterprise and performance skills. You will hone your skillset through our 'Advanced Skills for Professional Practice' module which prepares you for the leap into the professional world. You will create your own model performance company, write a business plan, and realise a new piece of cutting edge theatre. This year considers your employability and your future.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Carlisle - Brampton Road

Department:

Institute of the Arts

TEF rating:
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