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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

The course runs at the Jellicoe Theatre Poole and is designed to further students performance skills and deepen their knowledge of the contemporary theatre scene. Tutors include a wide range of specialists from the College's large full-time Performing Arts team, supplemented by an intensive work experience project and a programme of workshops by visiting professionals.

What courses can I do after this?

Students can progress to a one-year Honours degree Top-Up (level H), or employment in a range of performance-related activities. The FdA Performing Arts is focused on preparing students for work in the industry. The department has strong links with the profession and working practitioners. The expectation of students on the course mirrors the Performing Arts with an emphasis on discipline, focus and ambition.

What jobs can I get?

Throughout the course you will work with various industry professionals. As part of the work experience units, students will study briefs that are set by companies and individuals from within the performing arts industry. There are also opportunities for teaching, producing, directing and performing.

We can provide full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the Performing Arts sector such as Acting (Film Theatre and TV), Singing, Variety, Musical Theatre, Contemporary Theatre, Classical Theatre, Commercial Dance, Contemporary Dance, Production roles (Lights, Sound, and Stage Manager etc) or to progress to vocational qualifications such as an FDA in Contemporary and Musical Theatre and Contemporary Dance at Bournemouth and Poole College. Alongside the Performing Arts and entertainment industry, the transferable skills you will develop will enable you to find work in various industries i.e. Customer Service, Project Management, Team Leading, Professional Development, Recruitment, Sales, Media, Events Management and Advertising.

Application deadline

25 January

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UCAS Points : 48

Four GCSE passes at grade C minimum, including Maths* and English or equivalent, plusTwo A Levels or an equivalent Level 3 qualification e.g. BTEC Extended Diploma or NVQ3 orLevel 3 Advanced Diploma in Creative and Media may be considered in combination with other qualifications, or An Access to Higher Education Diploma*UCAS tariff points 48 from two full A Levels or equivalent, including one full A Level at 32 tariff points (i.e. grade C) in a relevant subject.Relevant subjects: Dance, Performing Arts, Drama* Internati


University information

Bournemouth and Poole College

  • Campus address

    Bournemouth and Poole College of Further Education, North Road, Poole, Poole, BH14 0LS, England

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