The industry of performance remains a thriving and developing market. Although competitive, we aim to provide you with the tools to be a rounded, experienced practitioner with the ability to fulfil a wide variety of roles in both theatre and performance. We aim to provide opportunities in which you will be learning alongside professionals within the industry generating foundations for a future career and employment.
In Year One, the course will run in conjunction with the British Youth Film Academy (BYFA) and students studying on the College’s HNC/D Creative Media Production course. In Year Two, you will form a production company and create your own theatrical work to tour to local and national festivals.
We aim to create a holistic learning environment, where you can explore your creativity and identify your own personal production style. Within this, we offer guided learning and support when you may require it, but also place a lot of emphasis on self-led study. This academic independence becomes increasingly relevant over the duration of the curriculum, in order to prepare you for employment or further study.
Due to the practical nature of the course, a lot of tuition will be delivered through hands-on workshops and tutorials. In order for your skills to be substantiated academically, lectures and seminars based on theories and concepts surrounding the subject area will also be integral to your learning process.
You will be assessed through a combination of formative and summative assignments to ensure that your learning is consistent and structured, and that you can fulfil your maximum adacemic and creative potential.
Assessment will be both practical and theory-based, in order to equip you with the skills required for employment in the industry as well as the background expertise to thrive in the sector.
Due to the practical, employment-focused nature of a HND course, many of our graduates head straight into employment in the Arts, having benefitted from our network of expertise and close links with the industry. Alternatively, you could choose to study a Top-Up qualification in a relevant area in order to gain a Full Honours Degree.
As an Arts and Media student you will have the opportunity to learn from both practitioners and experienced professionals. You will work with artists and designers a well as local and national galleries, museums and exhibitions.
You will develop your creative ability within a well-resourced learning environment which offers excellent studio and workshop facilities.
Tariff points - 220 UCAS points with relevant subjects. A minimum of two A2 GCEs at Grade C or above and GCSE English at Grade C or above. You will be invited for an interview and will be given an initial assessment. This will take the form of a workshop audition.
We were delighted that the QAA's Integrated Quality and Enhancement Review (IQER), carried out in January 2010 concluded that they had 'Confidence' (the highest judgement possible) in the quality of our Higher Education provision.
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Awarding Body: Edexcel
Level: Level 5
Duration: Two years full-time
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