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Performing Arts BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree (Level 6) - Part-time

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Course outline

This BA (Hons) top-up course is dedicated to helping you to develop as an independent practitioner in the industry and is excellent preparation for a teaching career in the subject.

You’ll develop your professional practice in a chosen specialist area (acting or dance) in collaboration with different disciplines and work with professional practitioners whilst developing your own work.

Modules have at their core the practical work that helps you explore the nature of performance, and nurtures your growth as a creative artist. You’ll be given an overview of the theatre arts industry and be supported to operate effectively within it. You’ll develop an understanding of the industry within a broader economic, political, social and technological context.

The course is delivered by practitioners with strong academic backgrounds.

Modules include:

  • Industry practice
  • Small-scale theatre
  • Major performance
  • Negotiated project (acting
  • The hired body (dance)

We have close links with local arts organisations such as Dance4, Nottingham Playhouse, LaPelle’s Factory and Dragon’s Breath Theatre Company. This leads to quality work experience opportunities in performance and facilitation. You will be encouraged to attend an international residency during the course. In previous years, the students have visited Budapest, New York City, Lisbon, Barcelona, Prague and Madrid

You can view the full Course Specification here.

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Location Date Fees / reductions

Location:

Pelham Avenue
Nottingham
NG5 1AL

Date:

Start: 30th September 2019

Fees / reductions:

Tuition fee: £3,375

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Course code: C025945

Qualification

BA (Hons) Degree in Performing Arts

Duration

2 years

Level Level 6
Entry requirements

You should possess or expect to achieve one of the following in a related subject area:

  • Foundation Degree (FdA)
  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)

If you have a higher education award in another field of study and relevant industrial experience you are welcome to apply.

You’ll be invited to an interview and audition and asked to submit an example of academic writing.

Mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed through written assignments and practical and creative coursework.

Progression

Previous graduates have progressed into:

  • Postgraduate education/training
  • Employment in the creative industries
  • Workshop leaders
  • Storytellers
  • Teaching
  • Youth and social work
  • Arts administration

The qualification is an excellent route towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), providing an adequate combination of practical experience and academic study to progress on to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Additional information

Company 12

Our dynamic in-house dance company provides a unique opportunity to gain skills in performance and arts administration. Graduates and BA students work alongside professional artists and respond to live briefs to create innovative new dance work.

The dance company is supported by professional patrons including regional dance agency Dance4, and leading choreographers Jem Treays and Glen Graham.

This course is validated by Nottingham Trent University.

Nottingham College has the highest student satisfaction rates of colleges in the East Midlands

- 2018/19 National Student Survey

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