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Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Performing Arts

UCAS Code: W492

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


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40-48
50%
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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Performing arts

**Note: Due to the course delivery location and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa**.

**Location**: This 2 year full-time Foundation Degree is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Stockton Riverside College (campus code 3, call 01642 865400).

**Course overview**: Performing artists are creative practitioners who engage with audiences through the media of drama, music, dance and art. If you are looking to build a career in performing arts and the wider industry, look no further. Taught in our purpose-built facilities, you work with industry professionals from across the arts and entertainment world. You explore the use of technologies in performance and develop your individual performance skills in a range of contexts. If you have the talent and enthusiasm, we’ll give you the professional training to make your way in the competitive performing arts industry.

**After the course**: Graduates will expect to work in the arts and entertainment industries, education and the media. Successful completion of this course guarantees entry on to a progression route at honours-degree level.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment methods

You study performing arts in a range of ways – lectures, seminars and tutorials (individual and group) but mainly through practice and work-related learning. Progress tutorials help you to discover and develop your personal aptitude. You are assessed in a variety of ways. Performances might be drawn from existing material or from material you devise, and you also write essays and reports and construct portfolios of evidence.

The Uni


Course location:

Stockton Riverside College

Department:

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.

71%
low
Performing arts

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

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

92%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

Creative arts and design

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.

£17,063
med
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Design occupations
12%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

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

Performing arts

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

£14k

£14k

£18k

£18k

£16k

£16k

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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