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Performing Arts - Acting, Dance and Singing

UCAS Code: W400

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

Entry requirements

A level


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


Scottish Higher


a minimum of three grades at D are required.

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Applicants must have a minimum of 32 UCAS points obtained from two level three qualifications such as A Levels, BTEC Level Diploma or other equivalent level 3 qualifications. Overseas applicants will be required to provide additional information regarding academic study to determine equivalency level.

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About this course

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Full-time | 2019



Theatre studies

Contemporary dance

BRICTT’s BA (Hons) in Performing Arts (in partnership with BIMM), will provide a unique balance between the essential practical skills required for a sustained career in the performing arts and the cognitive and academic requirements of a course delivered at this level.

In an industry where all three disciplines of singing, dancing and acting are of equal importance across many genres, our approach will ensure that successful graduates leave with the necessary attributes to exploit a wide range of employment opportunities.

It’s clear that graduates not only need to be talented and professionally trained, but should also be fully equipped with the wider personal attributes required to face the challenges they’ll encounter when embarking upon a career in the Performing Arts Industry – qualities such as mental resilience, positive health and wellbeing, time and stress management skills, and more.

These areas will be embedded throughout the course, with a firm spotlight placed upon them in the final year; and specifically during the portfolio of final performances students will be required to undertake.

The key to sustaining a career as an actor is the ability to create your own work. Graduates will be informed practitioners, gaining support through rigorous academic and critical studies, with a clear creative vision honed through the production of a wide range of original work. Graduate destinations include, but are not limited to: the West End, touring, commercials, cruise ships, film, TV, Theatre in Education (TIE) and Fringe.

The BA (Hons) in Performing Arts is designed by the industry for the industry, and will be delivered by a faculty all still working in the entertainment business today. Students will receive over 30 hours of contact time (plus practice time) each week, and this work ethic, discipline and dedication to the course will prepare students for the competitive and fast-paced creative arts industry. Small classes and regular individual sessions with the highest calibre tutors, directors, choreographers, casting directors and actors will ensure students engage with current industry practices.

For entry in 2020, students will be able to develop their skillset and focus on their training in specialised areas:
- Dance Artistry

- Musical Theatre

- Acting

When submitting a UCAS application for this course, please enter the following details:

Institution Code: B39
Course Code: W400
Campus Code: T


Students can expect to study the following modules (subject to change):
Year 1
Entertainment Business
Drama Techniques
Dance Techniques
Vocal Techniques
Technical Theatre in Practice

Year 2
Cultural Perspectives
Research Methods
Applied Drama Techniques
Applied Dance Techniques
Applied Vocal Techniques

Year 3
Analytical Perspectives
Professional Development
Production Project
Ensemble Performance
Solo Performance

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed by:
Practical Exams
Practical Coursework
Multimedia Coursework
Written Coursework Presentations

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