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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,C

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.

Achieve 23-45 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 6 level 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)

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We will accept triple grades gained from a combination of other BTEC qualifications

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Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

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

Sarah McAdam - Director of the School of Arts and Humanities, Performing Arts Education;
“During your first year you will learn the fundamentals of education and explore how music is used in an educational environment. You’ll also learn about the origins of theatre while working towards a performance. In the second year you will learn how childhoods differ around the world; discover different attitudes to education over time and learn how to lead acting workshops in the community. The third year has a focus on developing your own philosophy of education. Modules are also run on theatre production, music and supporting young people in schools.”

1st Year
Engaging with Learning
Craft & Discipline
Singing and Music Theory & Practice
Dance Technique and Improvisation
Children’s Literature and Drama in Education
The Interdisciplinary Practitioner

2nd Year
Singing and Music Theory & Practice
Theatre for Social Change
The Interdisciplinary Practitioner
Experiential Placement
Devising and Directing
Educational Research

3rd Year
Developing a Personal Philosophy of Education
Professional Profile
Acting through Song
Global Education and Sustainability: Formal and Informal Learning and Change
Performing Arts Education Honours Project
Supporting Children and Young People
Devising and Directing

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a variety of tasks including essays, log books, performances, running workshops and presentations.

Tuition fees

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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

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