BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Top-Up)
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Are you passionate about learning more about your craft?
If you hold a UK Level 5 qualification (or equivalent) or a Trinity College London Professional Diploma in Performing Arts or a similar subject and wish to earn a full honours degree, our flagship BA Hons in Performing Arts and its 3 unique pathways, provides in-depth training shaped by current industry trends.
ICTheatre¡¯s specialised one-year Degree Top-up programme has been designed to enable committed performers to extend their understanding of performing arts in either: Contemporary Musical Theatre, Acting for the 21st Century, or Hip Hop Artistry.
The course offers students and practitioners the opportunity to explore aspects of these pathways not usually addressed in vocational training and provides access to further HE study and enhanced employment opportunities when considering career progression.
As part of our Top Up Degree, you have the chance to select from specific options to meet the needs of the industry. Here you can diversify your training and home in areas you may have previously explored in less depth. This is a crucial element of training as you can explore your identity as an emerging creative artist.
This course encourages independence, entrepreneurialism, and innovation because any performer entering the contemporary performing arts industry will require these qualities. We don¡¯t want you just to get work; we want you to create work.
All learning is underpinned by mental and physical resilience classes, another critical element of your training.
You will need to be resilient in entering this notoriously hard profession. You should also be equipped with life skills, which you can apply within various contexts far beyond your training.
This course is validated by BIMM University and taught at ICTheatre. Upon successful completion, students receive a degree from BIMM University.
- Mode of Attendance:?Full-time
- Length of course: 3 years (final year only via Top-Up Route)
- Awarding institution:?BIMM University
- Campus delivery:?Brighton and Manchester
- Language of study:?English
- Final award:?Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
Scholarships and Funding
BIMM Music Institute is dedicated to helping students develop their skills, talents, and self-confidence while gaining a nationally recognized Further or Higher Education qualification.
Every academic year, we¡¯re able to offer a limited number of scholarships and bursaries to talented and dedicated applicants and students who are in financial hardship.
The Fair Access Fund
We want a level playing field?and?equity?of opportunity?, and?so?we have set up the?Fair?Access?Fund?to ensure students are supported?during their studies.
Last academic year, BIMM University awarded over 250 low-income household bursaries to first-year students to support their transition into student life, buy equipment, or get the support they needed.
Successful applicants will receive financial support packages of up to ?1,500 per academic year. While we cannot commit to payment amounts before enrolment, we aim to allocate the budget to eligible applicants. We will confirm the exact payment amount and schedule post-enrolment.
All students take the following core modules in their third (and final) year of study, plus one module.
The option modules advertised as available for ICTheatre courses are subject to variation dependant on minimum student numbers and the availability of specialist resources at each college (Please refer to our terms and conditions for further detail).
- Final Project
- Professional Portfolio
- Performance 1
- Performance 2
- Acting for Camera
- Site Specific Performance
- Performance for Camera
- Acting for Video Games
- Advanced Ensemble & Harmony Singing
- Contemporary Vocal Styles
- Exploring Choreography for Stage
- Hip Hop Theatre
- Media Presentation
- Contemporary Theatre Dance Styles
- Physical Theatre
- Applied Theatre
Graduates can progress directly to employment in theatre and related creative industries.