Top-up (final year only) Theatre Arts (performance/design/technical production) - BA (Hons) Degree

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Course Type: Degree and university-level Campus: West Durrington Campus Start Date: September 2021 Duration: 1 Year

Musical theatre performance

This course is the final year BA top-up following a two-year FdA (Foundation Degree) or HND course.

Pathways in:
Musical Theatre
Stage Management
Lighting & Sound
Production Design
Prop Making
Make-up & Hair

Key features

  • Brings together performers, designers and technicians
  • Professional-standard theatre with flyer tower and the latest lighting and sound
  • Taught by industry practitioners
  • Excellent progression to employment, including high-profile theatres, TV and films

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Interview and portfolio or audition (depending on pathway).

A relevant Foundation Degree (FdA) or HND.

The course is a unique combination of practical (75%) and written study (25%). The focus of this challenging programme is the development of the student as an individual through the practice, study and exploration of theatre skills.

Collaborative theatre practice, pushing the creative potential of all theatre disciplines, is central to the philosophy of the course.

Regular workshop and showcase productions enable students to develop their own skills to professional standards, preparing them for employment or postgraduate study.

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Potential careers

  • Performer
  • Arts/theatre administrator
  • Arts/theatre manager
  • Theatre/event technician
  • Set/props designer/maker
  • Costume designer/maker
  • Make-up artist
  • Teacher
Potential careers

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If you missed our degree level virtual open event, you can catch-up with recordings of our course talks.

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Fees and financial support

There are different options to cover the cost of your course, including government loans and bursaries (eligibility criteria applies).

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How is this course delivered?

We have made some changes to the way our courses are taught to keep everyone safe. We will ensure that our students remain connected and involved with their course and college life.

During this academic year, students have a blend of college-based and digitally-enabled remote learning that provides lots of opportunities to interact and engage with lecturers, support teams and other students.

We will continue to respond to Government advice as we plan our curriculum delivery and will regularly update our current students and applicants in respect of course changes and opportunities.

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