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Leicester College

Performing Arts (Professional Studies) Top-Up

UCAS Code: W470

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

Entry requirements


Applicants should hold a Level 5 qualification, such as a Foundation Degree, Higher National Diploma or DipHE within dance, acting or performance.

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About this course


Course option

1year

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Performing arts

The BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Professional Studies) is about developing the professional skills and knowledge needed to enter the industry as a Freelance Performance or Production Practitioner. The course is designed to allow students to develop skills, knowledge and connections to the specialism they wish to pursue. The broad approach to the course allows students from Level 5 performing and production arts courses to top-up to a full BA Hons qualification.
Students will develop their performance/production, independent study, research and critical analysis skills through workshops and seminars aimed at developing a focused Professional Practice. Learners will also develop employability skills in preparation for the diverse nature of the performing arts industry.
Alongside the main programme of study, students may apply to undertake the Level 3 Award in Education and Training allowing graduates to formally teach in the Life Long Learning sector.

Modules

The course has four modules: Professional Development and Project Preparation is a lecture based module and asks students to design a project which will be undertaken as Work Based Learning. The lectures reflect the issues discussed when applying for funding. The submission comprises of a full project proposal and plan of activity for the student designed project. Creative and Critical enquiry is a research module giving students the scope to explore any sector specific issue or topic. Professional Practice provides the platform to reflect on and develop the skills needed to work as a Freelance Performance Practitioner. Initially lecture based, the module explores techniques and skills, concluding with a student devised performance. Work Based Learning comprises of tutorials and lectures around the student project activity. This research project will be student led and should be a platform for the type of work the student may want to undertake upon completion of the course.

Tuition fees

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£6,165
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£6,165
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Northern Ireland
£6,165
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Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Abbey Park Campus

Department:

Performing Arts and Music

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