FdA Theatre and Performance (Full-time) - 2020 Entry

Reasons to study Theatre and Performance

  • Strong industry links allow students to display their talents through collaborative work with theatres and community projects.
  • Lecturing staff have extensive industry experience, a real passion for performing arts and are active actors outside of their academic commitments.
  • Fantastic facilities including an outdoor amphitheatre, a dedicated theatre featuring professional sound and lighting equipment as well as several dance studios, props room and music production studios.
UCAS Code: W440
Institution Code: S51
Start/End Date: September 2020 - June 2022
Duration: 2 years, full-time
Campus: St Helens Town Centre Campus
2020 Tuition Fee: £7,750
Entry Requirements: 96 UCAS Tariff points
Programme Specification: Tap here to view the programme specification.
Programme Handbook: Coming Soon
Course Contact: Andy Dickson
Telephone: 01744 623147
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Approved By: University of Central Lancashire

The Foundation degree in Theatre and Performance is a highly practical degree that has been designed to provide you with the skills, practical experience and knowledge to seek a range of possible employment opportunities within the theatre and performance industry.

The degree incorporates elements of drama, movement, and visual theatre, with a strong emphasis on multi-disciplinary practices and the integration of new technologies into live performance. Whilst the practical assessment in the first year is largely performance based, there is opportunity to move into a more technical or directorial role during the second year.

Excellent links with the region's thriving performance industry, provides you with a number of opportunities to showcase your talent, through collaborative work with theatres and community projects. Alongside your fellow students, lecturers and other creative organisations, you can create and work on live performances for a range of audiences. You can expect to graduate with the appropriate skills to succeed in a wide range of roles within theatre and associated industries.

Ref: Andy Dickson

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Why study Performing Arts with us?

Industry Experience

Our tutors have extensive industry experience and a real passion for performing arts.

Creative Atmosphere

You’ll be taught in an energetic and creative atmosphere with support from peers and tutors.

Professional Links

We have strong links with local and national performing arts professionals and organisations.

Unique Collaboration

Level 3 Extended Diploma is designed in collaboration with University of Arts London!

Live Productions

You’ll perform live productions in our indoor theatre and bespoke outdoor amphitheater.

Strong Partnerships

We work in partnership with the Heart of Glass, The Citadel Arts Centre and The Theatre Royal.