BA (Hons) in Performance (Level 6 Top-Up)

The course is a one-year Level 6 qualification that allows students with a Performing Arts (Musical Theatre, Dance or Acting) Diploma from a recognised list of Drama Schools to top up their qualification to a degree.

It can be accessed and completed online which will allow students to run this alongside other commitments.

Entry Requirements

The applicant will need to have achieved a Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre, Dance, Acting) from a list of recognised schools.

The Application process will involve a 500 word piece of writing based on a question provided by the institution, the necessary qualifications and an interview with the academic panel.

Course Information

Module 1

Pioneers of Performance (20 credits)

Online tutor-led sessions will orientate students to the innovations and practices of key figures in dance, drama and musical theatre. Students will have the opportunity to interrogate the relationship between the practitioners’ concepts and their practical application in performance-making.

Module 2

Professional Development Portfolio (40 credits)

This module spans the entire year and requires the student to select an area of interest within the performance industry and to evaluate its current practices and challenges. Students will reflect upon their own professional development and to situate themselves within the wider debates within their chosen field.

Module 3

Theories of Performance (20 credits)

Online tutor-led sessions will explore key theories which inform and influence contemporary creative practice. Students will have the opportunity to consider the differing ‘critical lenses’ through theatre is created, produced and received.

Module 4

Dissertation (40 credits)

Tutor-led sessions will orient students in research methods, skills in writing and refining ideas, and the process of crafting a dissertation. Students will then select a topic to explore and research. Students will be assigned a supervisor who will offer tutorial support during the writing process.

Fees and Funding

Please see our Term Dates and Fees page for more details on funding.