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Anglia Ruskin University

Performing Arts

UCAS Code: W491

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

Entry requirements


96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), preferably to include Drama, Theatre Studies or a related subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.

UCAS Tariff

96

UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), preferably to include Drama, Theatre Studies or a related subject.

31%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Performing arts

Explore every aspect of modern musical theatre to become a versatile, confident and exciting practitioner.

Create and take part in musical theatre projects
Work with music and drama students in multi-disciplinary performances
Discover how the latest technology can bring modern performance to life
Get movement, theatre and vocal tuition from our specialist staff

Our BA (Hons) Performing Arts degree will let you explore every aspect of modern musical theatre, helping you become a versatile, confident and exciting practitioner, able to create innovative and powerful work.

With a focus on 20th century and contemporary performance, our modules will develop your skills in music, drama and dance while allowing you to investigate other areas of production. Digital performance, staging and the use of the body to challenge dominant ideologies will all form a part of your core studies, against a background of developing your performance skills and understanding the historical context of performing arts.

You’ll have a choice of areas to study, including directing, performing arts in education and live event management, allowing you to tailor the course to your future career.

Our commitment to performance culture will see you working alongside students from music and drama courses to create collaborative, multi-disciplinary projects that will give you valuable teamworking experience. You will receive movement, theatre and vocal tuition from our specialist staff, and attend workshops, master classes and lectures by visiting performers, practitioners and academics.

For all your practical work, you’ll have access to our dedicated rehearsal studios, complete with a flexible black-box performance space, as well as our additional rehearsal spaces.

We stage regular staff and student public performances, both on-campus and around Cambridge, such as our full-scale musicals and operas, orchestra and chorus concerts, and bands evenings. You’ll also have access to free tickets to attend performance work in Cambridge and London.

Outside of the course, you will find opportunities for work experience at our own on-campus Mumford Theatre, front of house or backstage, giving you a taste of life in a professional theatre environment.

You can also volunteer for our Anglia Ruskin Community Theatre Company, putting on workshops and performances at local schools to get more experience of being part of a professional ensemble.

Modules

Year one, core modules

Performance Contexts 1A
Performance Contexts 1B
Staging and Reception
Staging and Production
Digital Performance
Performance Skills 1A
Performance Skills 1B

Year one, optional modules

Directing Skills

Year two, core modules

Making Performance
Performance Skills 2A
Performance Skills 2B
The Body in Performance

Year two, optional modules

New Media Performance
Performance Laboratory
Applied Theatre
Music and Performing Arts in Education
Performing Shakespeare
Live Event Management

Year three, core modules

Devising Performance
Major Project

Year three, optional modules

Special Subject
Principles of Music Therapy and Dramatherapy
Contemporary Texts
Music Theatre Studies
Art, Music and Performance
Enterprise in the Creative Arts
Professional Practice

Optional modules available all years

Anglia Language Programme

Assessment methods

For a full breakdown of module options and credits, please view the module structure.

You’ll show your progress through essays, reports, critical reflections, studio and public performances and presentations, as well as your final-year Major Project, which may include practical work. This combination of practice and theory reflects the ways that you’ll develop your creative skills throughout the course.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cambridge Campus

Department:

Music and Performing Arts

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

72%
low
Performing arts

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Creative arts and design

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.

£17,500
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

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

Performing arts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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