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UCAS CODE: W410

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    City Hub

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**This Foundation Degree course comprises the first two years of a conventional three-year BA degree and is designed to develop your specialist skills and knowledge for the performance industry. It aims to provide students with a ‘toolbox’ of intellectual and practical skills, including a working knowledge of the technical, administrative and professional competencies needed to succeed within the industry.** **This Foundation Degree in Arts (FdA) is awarded by our chief university partner: Nottingham Trent University. Please Note: Prior to September 2019 entry, this course was titled Foundation Degree Theatre Arts (Acting).****About the course**There is a strong practical element to this course, allowing for a mixture of skills-based classwork and projects. Students cover a range of topics: combining technical training, creative workshops, performance opportunities and academic skills. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of acting styles, influences and contexts in order to become a confident and versatile performer.**Indicative first year modules include:**- Performance skills- Performance: context and history- Media Performance - 1 (radio acting)- The Physical Actor**Indicative second year modules include:**- Media Performance - 2 (screen and TV acting)- Own projects (developing original work)- Creating Performance- Production Company We work with and have close links with local and national industry stakeholders including: Royal National Theatre, ITV, Nottingham Playhouse, Lakeside Theatre, Dragon's Breath Theatre Company, Nonsuch, Flying High Expressive Arts and La Pelle's Factory to name just a few. We also work closely with students from other disciplines (from both inside the college and outside) on a range of collaborative projects.**New City Hub campus**September 2020 is a very exciting time for the Performing Arts department as it moves to our new £58 million City Hub campus in Nottingham City Centre’s Canalside area with brand new, state of the art facilities.This includes a range of specially-designed rehearsal studios for both acting and dance, as well as a 200-seat theatre space with fully-functional wardrobe and workshop facilities and state of the art lighting and sound. In addition to this, students will have access to the TV studio in the nearby Adams Building, as well as a high- quality learning resource centre. View our website: www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk for the latest updates on this exciting new development. **Assessment**A combination of traditional and innovative assessment methods are used: including case studies, group projects, live briefs, peer review, time-constrained assessments and presentations. There are no examinations.**Bursaries**We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2021-22 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information.**Your career and progression**Previous students have moved directly into industry within performance, teaching, drama production, youth and social work, fitness training, arts and events management and related work in the creative arts and leisure industries. Alternatively, you may wish to progress on to our BA (Hons) Performing Arts top-up degree, awarded by our chief university partner: Nottingham Trent University; or the second or third year of a similar degree at another higher education provider.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 9,500per year

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University information

Nottingham College

  • Campus address

    New College Nottingham, City Campus, The Adams Building, Stoney Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1NG, England

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