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Warwickshire College Group

Performing Arts

UCAS Code: W470

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


OR Three A Levels preferbly to include Theatre studies

UCAS Tariff

80

Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject with a merit profile (other equivalent Level 3 qualifications will be considered)

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Perform an audition

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

The FdA Performing Arts is designed for students who wish to turn their creative talents into a career in the performing arts industry, and allows students to work towards a degree or apply and audition for drama school. It offers students the opportunity to work in a theatre company style environment while learning about a diverse range of performance disciplines.

The focus is on an ensemble based approach to theatre practice. Throughout the course, you will engage in all aspects of production, from rehearsal techniques to performance, research, stage and production management and collaborative working practice in the form of live productions through the development of our Learning Company, Spitfire Theatre.

Alongside performance work, students undertake classes in intensive audition technique, acting, improvisation, voice, movement, singing, textual analysis and interpretation, Alexander Technique, physical theatre, singing, dance and stage combat. Performances cover Jacobean, Restoration, Russian naturalism and contemporary texts. Television and film work begins at the end of the first year with an intensive introduction to screen acting.

Students will learn alongside others who are passionate about performing arts and production arts and will be taught techniques from introductory to advanced level. Students will work on combined projects linked to industry and performance and have the opportunity to work directly with professional actors and technical theatre professionals, as well as forging links with local professional theatre companies. NB: This course is under development so course/ module titles may change.

Modules

Modules may include:
Level 4:
Performance Skills 1
Contextual Studies
Performance Skills 2
Collaborative Interdisciplinary Practice and Collaborative Performance Projects
ASSET (academic study skills and employability)

Level 5:
Contextual Studies 2
Business & Promotion
Extending Performance Practice
Actor’s Portfolio
Collaborative interdisciplinary practice and Collaborative Performance Project

Assessment methods

The modules are integrated into a programme of continuous assessment through assignment and performance. There are no exams associated with this course. The assessment methods are subject to a review in August 2019 and there may be some changes at that point.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,975
per year
EU
£7,975
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,975
per year
Scotland
£7,975
per year
Wales
£7,975
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Rugby College

Department:

Visual and Performing Arts and Media

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