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BA (Hons) Performance Industries (Top up)

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BA (Hons) Performance Industries (Top up) Available for Enquiries

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Sub Title In order to maintain the high value of our courses, any new degree qualifications or changes to existing courses have to go through a validation process with our new university partners to ensure that our qualifications meet the requirements for an award from their institution. Our foundation degrees and top-up BA hons degree programmes are currently subject to validation for 2017 entry. As soon as the new validations are confirmed, course information details will be updated and all applicants will be informed of the changes.
Location Waterton Building - Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 6
Start Date September
Duration 1 year
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body University of Hull
UCAS Code 9B1A
Programme Design and Overview The BA (Hons) Performance Industries is a top-up course designed for those who have an interest in the Performance Arts and who already hold a Foundation Degree, a Higher National Diploma or an equivalent higher level qualification in a related subject. The course aims to build on students’ skills, knowledge, and experience of their performance specialism (Popular Music, Performing Arts, Musical Theatre, or Dance) in order to prepare them for employment within the Performance based strand of the Creative Industries. It combines work-based learning with academic study and aims to develop students’ existing skills and knowledge of the standards and expectations of the industry. It also aims to enhance students’ general and creative skills. Learning will be enhanced by links with the Theatre Royal Wakefield, working professionals, a range of educational and industrial visits, and subject specialist performance based workshops. Students will also be given the opportunity to enhance their skills via a range of subject specialism performances throughout the year. The programme is designed to focus on the individual. Distinctive Features - Professional development and employability is at the heart of the programme in both its design and delivery - Enhanced learning through subject specialist performance based workshops and performances that are delivered by subject specialist tutors, professional performers and industry based practitioners - The Industry Experience module allows students to undertake a work placement in a relevant area of the Performance Industries, to establish direct links with industry personnel, and to gain an understanding of an organisation’s working practices. - The development of responsibility, autonomy and self-motivation in the development of an industry based personalised career portfolio. - Strong focus on the active learner and the embedding of the development and practice of this skill in order to aid the transition from “student” of the Performance Industries to “practitioner.
Indicative Content An exploration of the theoretical concepts associated with Performing Arts or Popular Music underpins the practical aspects of the course. Through practical classes you will develop a wide range of performance techniques drawn from world-renowned practitioners and theorists enabling you to become a versatile performer. Areas you’ll explore include the historical development of creative industries, professional development, and preparation, process and production. This course will provide you with the opportunity to apply your experience in the studios in a diverse range of performance arenas such as community-based contexts, performance projects, and theatre-based performances.
Delivery Methods You'll learn through practical workshops, interactive lectures, resource-based learning, individual and group work, tutorials, discussion, critiques and rehearsals. Other teaching methods include formal lectures, seminars, tutorials, residentials, visiting companies and attendance at performances. Individual or group projects will culminate in public and non-public performance and you’ll have the opportunity to reflect critically on your own performance and that of others.
Course Structure Classroom based: 25% Practical work: 75%
Nature of Assessments on the Programme Formative assessment will be ongoing within teaching and learning sessions and will comprise of peer and self-assessment as well as tutor assessment, which is externally verified.
Entry Requirements Performance-based foundation degree, HND, or other Level 5 qualification (minimum grade of 50%) or Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our APL process for accreditation towards this course All applicants must complete a satisfactory interview and audition and all students must complete a minimum of 75 hours placement over the course of the year Students who have not previously completed a Level 5 research module may be required to undertake a short bridging module at the start of the programme which is designed to ensure that students are able to undertake the academic demands of Level 6 study.
Attendance Expectations 1 year, 3 days per week plus evening performances.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2018/19

Annual Tuition Fee : Full-time £6750.00 per year

All eligible full-time Home and EU undergraduate students are entitled to apply for affordable Student Loans and Grants towards their tuition fees. For more information, please visit:

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

Additional Course Costs

The following costs should be used as a guide only. Arrangements apply to 2018 entry.

Printing and photocopying costs:
There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits.

Library overdue charges:
Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book.  There is no charge for e-books rentals.

Graduation Ceremony:
When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here:

Financial Support Information

The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at:

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email:

For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924 789283 or email:

Further Study The course will enable students to undertake a Post Graduate qualification.
Career Opportunities Careers in the performing arts or music industry include performer, studio engineer, songwriter, community arts worker, arts manager or teacher.
How to Apply Applications can be made direct or via UCAS.
Admissions Process For details on higher education admissions procedures, please see the 'Admissions Code of Practice' document on the Wakefield College website:
Group Size 10-20
Disability Support Information

We’re committed to a programme of support to ensure that the Equality and Diversity policy is fully effective. We recognise the importance of effective support mechanisms in enabling all students to achieve their potential and will continue to improve provision for students with a disability.

The Additional Support Service is responsible for supporting disabled learners and those with language support needs. The earlier you request support, the quicker it can be provided, so if you know you’ll need support or adjustments, contact us in good time before your course starts. Get in touch on 01924 789120 or email us at:

For Further Details Please contact Pete Goodwin on 01924 789819, email or ring Campus Office on 01924 789803
Course Groups (W) Higher Education
Subject Area (W) Performing Arts, Music
Client Group (W) Higher Education, 19+, International
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