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Foundation Degree Performing Arts (Drama)
Qualification:
 
Starts:
13/09/2016 
Ends:
24/05/2017 
Weeks:
30 
Days:
Mon,Tue,Wed,Thr,Fri 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Practical Assessment and Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Performing Arts 
UCAS Code:
7B6V 
Course Code:
HFHPA1A 
 
Entry Requirements
120 UCAS points (for 2016/17 entry; for 2017/18 entry: 48 UCAS points) gained either through AS/A Level or BTEC National Diploma. Applications are also welcomed from mature students without the formal entry requirements. Please note that the minimum level of English Language required is IELTS 6.0.
 
 

Performing Arts (Drama) Foundation Degree

Do you want an acting career? Are you interested in learning more about this exciting and expanding area of performance? If so, why not join us at our new creative arts centre in Hillsborough and join a vibrant and exciting course. Validated by Sheffield Hallam University this course allows students to explore the different elements of performing arts with a focus on acting. Students will be given the opportunity to create performances for a variety of audiences, and to forge links with local professionals in the arts community.


About the Course

The aim of the course is to provide students with a broad based area of study in the field of performing arts. It will help to both extend knowledge of drama and to expand abilities and experiences as an actor. It will develop appropriate transferable skills, self-awareness and the capacity to engage in reflective practice and develop specialist knowledge and skills. The course will include modules on practitioner skills, community arts, contextual studies and performance projects and will provide a foundation for a range of careers in the performing arts and within community arts organisations.


Key Units

Year One Modules:

  • Skills for the workplace
  • Performing Arts in the twentieth Century
  • Practitioner Skills 1 (Exploring Genre)
  • Practitioner Skills 2 (Exploring Techniques)
  • Performance
  • Professional Roles and Practice
Year Two Modules:
  • Performing Arts in Practice
  • Research and Analysis in the Performing Arts
  • Advanced Performance Project
  • Advanced Practitioner Skills



Entry Requirements

120 UCAS points (for 2016/17 entry; for 2017/18 entry: 48 UCAS points) gained either through AS/A Level or BTEC National Diploma. Applications are also welcomed from mature students without the formal entry requirements. Please note that the minimum level of English Language required is IELTS 6.0.


Assessment

There will be a variety of assessment methods including performance, creative process and written projects. This course does not include formal examination.


Where does this Lead

Applicants who are studying for SHU-validated foundation degrees will receive an offer for their designated full time honours degree progression route at Sheffield Hallam University provided that they submit an application via UCAS by the deadline. Applicants who are studying for SHU-validated foundation degrees and who wish to progress to part-time study on their designated honours degree progression route will apply directly to the University.

The offer of a place on the BA (Hons) Performance and Professional Practice (top up) degree made by the University will be subject to:

  • Successful completion of the foundation degree programme
  • Submission of a satisfactory personal statement and reference
  • Meeting the University‚Äôs literacy and numeracy requirements
  • Satisfying any additional specific course requirements for entry to the designated progression route (eg successful completion of associated bridging studies, portfolio, interview, or any non-academic conditions)
Offers are made subject to the availability of courses and the University Terms and Conditions (http://students.shu.ac./rights/17.html).