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BIMM Institute

Performing Arts

UCAS Code: W400

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

Entry requirements


A level

E,E

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

PPP

Scottish Higher

D,D,D

a minimum of three grades at D are required.

UCAS Tariff

32

Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (32 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language. Overseas applicants will be required to provide additional information regarding academic study to determine equivalency level.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Drama

Performing arts

Theatre studies

Contemporary dance

**About the Course**
The BA (Hons) Performing Arts consists of three pathways: Musical Theatre, Hip-Hop Artistry and Acting. Each provide in-depth training shaped by current industry trends.

Technique, work ethic, confidence and self-awareness are areas of focus which will give you the tools required to succeed in meeting the demands of the business. In the third year, you have the chance to select from specific options to meet the needs of the industry. Here you can diversify your training and hone in on areas you may have previously explored in less depth. This is a crucial element of training as you are given the opportunity to explore your identity as an emerging creative artist.
This course encourages independence, entrepreneurialism and innovation because these qualities will be required of any performer entering the contemporary performing arts industry. We don’t want you just to get work, we want you to make work.
All learning is underpinned by regular mental and physical resilience classes; another key element of your training.

**The Three Pathways:**

**Musical Theatre**
Being a musical theater performer today means you need a skillset that makes you unique. You also need a direct and extensive network and an innate understanding of the industry you will be working in.
Alongside classic high-end musical theatre training, we offer a program that develops other skills essential to a musical theatre performer in order to broaden work opportunities and connections. The course includes:
- High-end industry-standard acting dance and vocal training

- Physical and contemporary theatre practice, puppetry and circus skills

- TV and film techniques in conjunction with Screen and Film School

- Programmes taught and devised by our network of West End performers, producers, directors and choreographers

- Incredible personal and professional development program

**Acting for the 21st Century**
In today’s contemporary theatre, film and television industries,?an actor needs to be skilled, adaptable, entrepreneurial and passionate.You’ll also need to learn how to take opportunities, as well as how to make them for yourself. Our rigorous training will equip you – both technically and creatively – to succeed as an actor, as well as introduce you to a range of areas that you may never have explored before. Discover new passions and develop your existing skills through:
- Rigorous training from experienced practitioners working in both film and theatre

- A choice of options running alongside your core training

- Thorough preparation for the industry including marketing, self-taping, audition technique and presentation

- Regular sessions in mindfulness and mental resilience

- A chance to hone your own creative identity in the third year and deepen your skills in areas where you have thrived

**Hip Hop Artistry**
The only degree route of its kind, Hip Hop Artistry is the most current and innovative course in the marketplace today. Focusing on elements of hip-hop culture and dance techniques, you will explore how this revolution is continuing to thrive globally and find your place within it.
With a strong emphasis on personal, professional and commercial development, you will become a multi-faceted entrepreneur; primarily focusing on your skills as a dance artist, but also taking full advantage of ICTheatre’s training in TV, music and film, plus top drawer digital and media skills.

In conjunction with world-renowned dance agencies, this route is set to give you the springboard required to enter the creative industries as your own business at the highest level. The course includes:
- Hip-hop, street, commercial and freestyle dance techniques

- YouTubing, influencing and TV presenting skills

- Hip-hop theatre and production projects

- Artist development and hip-hop culture

- Music, vocal and beat production

- Studio and live performance technique

This course is approved and awarded by BIMM Institute

Modules

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 Portfolio

Assessment methods

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

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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Course location:

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Department:

Performing Arts

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