Performing arts ba (Hons)

Performing Arts BA (Hons)

Undergraduate degree / 3 Years / Full-time

BA (Hons) Performing Arts trains you to be a versatile, imaginative, and employable performer. Its embodied approach develops graduates who are adept at working in a variety of genres across the classical and contemporary repertoires at the forefront of industry. It also prepares you for the option of postgraduate study.

This challenging programme requires considerable stamina and continued application.


What you will study on this course

You'll be introduced to key practitioners and processes that underpin performer training. You'll develop devising, movement, vocal, and acting skills for working effectively as members of an ensemble and as a solo performer. We initiate the principles of academic approaches of practice as research, analysis, and critique at this level.

Acting 1

Voice 1

Movement 1

Singing for the Performer 1

Ensemble Performance 1

Individual Performance

Ensemble Devising

Performing Arts in Context 1

The second year builds your knowledge of interpretation, analysis, and text performance. As a performer/actor/creator, you'll develop an understanding and application of a range of theatrical approaches, practitioners, and dramaturgical choices, to make meaningful and imaginative work. Critical theory develops your academic and cognitive skills and ongoing technical classes in acting for camera and solo performance training expand your skills in preparation for year three.

Acting 2

Voice 2

Movement 2

Singing for the Performer 2

Ensemble Performance 2

Performing Arts in Context 2

Theatre Making

Performance Event

This is your professional practice year. You'll engage in professional projects, in which you'll collaborate with peers, industry practitioners, and professional venues. You'll learn about professional and commercial practice, acquiring the skills to be a self-starting entrepreneurial performance practitioner. You'll also hone your skills and knowledge for a range of employment scenarios.

Performing Arts Independent Study

The Professional Performer

Professional Performance Projects

Performing Arts Showcase

Individual Contemporary Performance

What you'll learn


Delivered in partnership with The Brighton Academy, this BA (Hons) Performing Arts has a practical focus. You'll develop singing and voice techniques including accent work, and establish a personal acting process that responds to a variety of professional working scenarios.

Modules will develop key skills in acting, singing, and dancing, while simultaneously beginning the initial formative stage of developing a portfolio of solo performances in a variety of genres.

Public performance opportunities will test your ability to work collaboratively, by connecting your work as a performer with other production elements. These collaborative projects require you to work at industry standard and within professional recognised timeframes. You'll graduate with a series of tools and strategies to prepare you for a performance career, and further study, if desired.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment tasks could take the form of:
• Public performances
• In-class performances of devised or published work
• Oral presentations
• Critical reflection
• Working as part of an ensemble
• Individual and group research projects.

How will I be taught?

You’ll be taught through a range of activities including lectures, workshops, seminars, skills classes, rehearsals, tutorials, theatre visits and theatre productions.

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Course Information

Tution fees

£9,250 (Per Year)

Even though TBA is dedicated to one of the cheapest full-time courses in the country, there are sources of funding available to help with the financial burden whilst training.

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Entry requirements

A minimum of CDD at A Level, or a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMP, or equivalent, preferably in a related area.

Applications from those studying two A Levels or alternative Level 3 qualifications will be considered on an alternative basis.

Applicants are also required to attend an audition.

Applicants should be aged 15 and over.

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We have various scholarship opportunities in partnership with festivals.

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This course is delivered in partnership with Bath Spa University

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