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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Why Performing Arts?

Our Performing Arts degree enables you to build practical techniques and theoretical knowledge in singing, dancing and acting. Optional modules allow you to focus on your own particular passions and ambitions, with the chance to study aspects of theatre such as choreography, business development and digital theatre. With the chance to gain experience working in settings including Cheltenham's Everyman and Playhouse theatres, as well as at venues like the Wilson Art Gallery and the National Trust’s Croome Court, our graduates stand out from the competition. They can even perform at the internationally-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe and have been to New York for workshops with Broadway actors and directors (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details).You’ll draw on the expertise of experienced professionals as you develop acting techniques for the stage, strengthen your voice and take dance lessons in forms including ballet, tap, modern and jazz. There is also a unique opportunity to achieve dance awards through the internationally recognised Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and gain professional qualifications while you study. Learning in our purpose-built performing arts centre, you’ll take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities including drama and dance studios with full lighting rigs, a multimedia theatre studio and an acoustically designed music and singing room.

Why University of Gloucestershire?

We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an rough our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.

After the course

Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 14,680per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 80 - 120

We want the most creative and talented students and so will invite all applicants to interview providing they are studying for or achieved an NQF level 3 qualification (A-level/BTEC/OCR/Welsh Baccalaureate or equivalent). Following your interview we will offer you a place based on performance and that offer will be specific to your current studies to make it achievable for you.

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University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

Diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Exceptional one-to-one support, with Helpzones on every campus.
Wide array of scholarships and awards for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    123 65%

    58th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    49th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    36th

    2

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