This pathway is for students interested in furthering their performance skills and deepening their knowledge of Music Theatre. Tutors include a wide range of specialists from The College’s large, full-time Performing Arts team, supplemented by an intensive work experience project and a programme of workshops with visiting professionals.

The course comprises a mixture of practical and theoretical sessions with a strong emphasis on integration of the two elements. Modules include Skills Development, and Techniques for Music Theatre and will involve Singing, Acting and Dancing. It should be noted that Musical Theatre, while comprising an important element of the course, is not the sole focus. Students will be continually assessed through a series of practical performances, written assignments and oral presentations.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Students with the appropriate level of qualification can progress to a one-year Honours top-up degree Level H or employment in a range of performance-related activities. For more information, please refer to careers guidance/course specific details on The College’s Higher Education website: www.thecollege.co.uk/higher-education/careers-guide/career-planning

What jobs can I get? 

Throughout the course you will work with various industry professionals. As part of the work experience units, students will study briefs that are set by companies and individuals from within the performing arts industry. There are also opportunities for teaching, producing, directing and performing.

We can provide full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the Performing Arts sector such as Acting (Film Theatre and TV), Singing, Variety, Musical Theatre, Contemporary Theatre, Classical Theatre, Commercial Dance, Contemporary Dance, Production roles (Lights, Sound, and Stage Manager etc) or to progress to vocational qualifications such as a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts at Bournemouth and Poole College. Alongside the Performing Arts and entertainment industry, the transferable skills you will develop will enable you to find work in various industries i.e. Customer Service, Project Management, Team Leading, Professional Development, Recruitment, Sales, Media, Events Management and Advertising.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

Four GCSE passes at grade 4 (formerly C) minimum, including Maths* and English or equivalent, plus
Two A Levels or an equivalent Level 3 qualification e.g. BTEC Extended Diploma or NVQ3 or
Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Creative and Media may be considered in combination with other qualifications, or
An Access to Higher Education Diploma
UCAS tariff points 48 from two full A Levels or equivalent, including one full A Level at 32 tariff points (i.e. grade C) in a relevant subject.

Relevant subjects: Dance, Performing Arts, Drama 

What about work experience? 

International entry requirements 

If you are not from an English Language speaking country, you will need to have a minimum of UKVI IELTS 6.0. We accept a wide range of academic qualifications awarded overseas and use the UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) guidelines for international comparisons. For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course costs

Course CodeUCAS Code Start Date Costs
CJCHFH003454D2 21/09/2021 £6750.00

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

£6,750 per academic year

Students who are eligible, can apply for a student loan with Student Finance.

 

International Fees 

For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course content

Course Content 

 Year 1 - Level 4 - Core Units:

• Introduction to Performance
• Skills Development 1
• Skills Development 2
• Performance Contexts
• Industry Project 1

Year 2 - Level 5 - Core Units:

• Performance Practice
• Specialist Skills 1
•  Specialist Skills 2
• Theatre Arguments
•  Industry Project 2

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the programme specification, the information is liable to change to take advantage of exciting new approaches to teaching and learning as well as developments in industry.

More info

Start Day/Time 

September 2020

Duration 

2 Years

Attendance 

Full-time

UCAS Code 

54D2

Campus Code 

P

Qualification Name 

Foundation Degree

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College B49

Awarding Body 

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)

Curriculum Area 

Creative Industries - Performing Arts

More about the course 

You will have the opportunity to perform in the Jellicoe Theatre which is a fully functioning venue.  We produce 22+ shows per year with a variety of shows including Musicals, Dance Shows, Classical and Contemporary Plays, all of which you will attend as part of your course.

Please note although the course is accredited by Arts University Bournemouth, students on this course will enrol directly with The Bournemouth and Poole College.

Venue: The course is delivered at The College's Jellicoe Theatre.

Duration 

2 Years

Attendance 

Full-time

UCAS Code 

54D2

Campus Code 

P

Qualification Name 

Foundation Degree

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College B49

Awarding Body 

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)

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