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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Performing Arts Education

UCAS Code: N2L8

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Excluding General Studies

We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs General Studies is excluded.

Pass with 3-36 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 3 credits at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade C or 4 English Language or an acceptable equivalent qualification

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

MMP

or a combination of BTEC Level 3 grades

UCAS Tariff

88

Must be achieved from 3 A levels, BTECs or other acceptable Level 3 qualifications

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

If you have a passion for the challenge of performance and want to share this with others, this performing arts degree is for you. The course will help you to understand how to bring out the best in people through participation in dance, drama and music, as well as developing your own performance skills. You’ll learn how to help them to overcome challenges such as vulnerability or lack of confidence, and you’ll provide memorable experiences in which others can discover what they are really capable of. There is a placement in each year of the course with a minimum of 20 hours experience.

**Why this course at Marjon?**
• Large theatre venue to practice and perform in.
• Develop diverse skills including directing, managing groups, coaching individuals and your own performance skills.
• Links to hundreds of schools and community groups to enable you to develop contacts and work experience.
• Long history of developing exceptional, innovative teachers and teaching methods.

**What might I become?**
Go on to a teacher training course and become a teacher. Work within community theatre in confidence-building outreach work within schools or other community groups.

**Find out more at Open Day**
Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Performing Arts Education at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our 300-seat theatre and black box studio theatre. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.

**Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day**

**Why study at Marjon?**
• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.
• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.

*Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018

Modules

In Year 1 you will study, The Roots of Theatre, The Language of Music, Drama in Education, Introduction to Social Science and be involved in a Performance working with children and young people.

In Year 2 you will study, The Community Centred Actor, Key Thinkers in Education, two modules preparing for a touring musical theatre production to schools and community settings, Research Methods and a joint music and dance module.

In Year 3 you will make some choices from a selection of music/drama/dance modules and modules in education. You will work in teams in a placement setting (school or community/theatre group) directing a performing arts project. You will also complete either a dissertation or develop a Theatre in Education company.

Assessment methods

Creative/Practical Project
Essay
Literature review
Online Assessment
Placement File
Presentation
Practical Performance Assessment
Reflective journal
Research case study
Research proposal
Research study
Structured assignment
Structured portfolio

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
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Department:

Institute of Education

TEF rating:

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