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Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Theatre and Performance Design

UCAS Code: W460

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Two A-Levels at grade C. All A-Level subjects accepted excluding General Studies. Points from AS and Key Skills are not counte

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

MPP

BTEC Extended Diploma – Merit, Pass, Pass

UCAS Tariff

64

Minimum of five GCSEs grade C (these should normally include Maths and English Language). For applicants taking the reformed GCSE qualifications, we will consider the new grade 4 as being equivalent to a grade C. We normally expect applicants to successfully complete a Foundation Studies course in Art and Design or an equivalent course at pre-degree level. Some may be admitted directly after their Level 3 qualifications but will need to demonstrate more substantial experience in art and design, including relevant theatre design experience. Minimum of 64 UCAS points is normally required. This equates to: * Two A-Levels at grade C. All A-Level subjects accepted excluding General Studies. Points from AS and Key Skills are not counted * BTEC Extended Diploma – Merit, Pass, Pass * BTEC Diploma – Merit, Merit We accept all equivalent UK and overseas qualifications including Advanced Diplomas, Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers, European, International and Welsh Baccalaureate, Abitur, Vitnemål and SAT/ACT.

26%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Stage design

You will leave with the skills, knowledge and confidence to build a career as a designer within the performing arts.
You will be seen as creative, ambitious and multiskilled, equally at home designing the set and costume for a theatre production or leading a site-specific performance event or creating the environment or lighting for a music gig.
This is a practical course with a strong emphasis on realised performance work every year.
Average places available: Up to 20 each year.

Modules

CAD and Essential Production Skills
The Context 1
Design and Construction Skills
Design from Text 1
Essential Lighting
Making Skills - Costume Props
The Professional 1
The Context 2
Design from Text 2
The Placement
Production Process
The Professional 2
Vocational Skills Project 1 & 2
Context 3
Design from Text 3
The Portfolio
The Professional 3
Vocational Practice

Assessment methods

You are continually assessed on your practical work and contribution to projects – both on your working process and your realised design. There is written work in the form of evaluations of your practical work and a final research project at the end of your third year when you explore an area of your choice.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£16,700
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Department:

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.

85%
high
Stage design

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

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

77%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

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.

Drama

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.

£16,800
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

60%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
8%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Design occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Drama is a very popular degree subject — in 2015, over 5,000 degrees were awarded to UK graduates. With so many graduates around, jobs in acting are very sought-after and often gained through personal contacts, or through your careers service so be prepared to practise your people skills and to make full use of your university facilities. But there are lots of roles in the arts for drama graduates, in direction, production, audio-visual, set and clothing design and PR. The skills taught by drama courses can be useful elsewhere — a lot of the economy can use people who can perform and present in front of others, and so drama graduates can be found in teaching, management, advertising, project and events organisation and community work. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once — one in ten drama graduates last year had more than one job on the go at once after six months. And starting salaries are not the best - but nevertheless the large majority of drama graduates going into acting still felt that it was just the job for them regardless of pay.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Stage design

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

£13k

£13k

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

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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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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