Will the course give me what I want?
This is a 1 year, Level 1 UAL course which is split between the Music and Performing Arts departments and expects participation in all elements of the programme – music theory, production and performance, as well as the three main general areas of the performing arts: dance, drama & singing, although there will be the opportunity to specialise.
Areas of study include: Acting Skills, Dance Skills, Physical Theatre, Devising Plays, Dance Performance, Musical Theatre, Business in the Performing Arts, Production techniques, Music Composition, Music Performance Techniques, Music Business, Listening Skills and Working as a Musical Ensemble.
How will I learn?
You will learn through a variety of practical techniques classes, practical workshops, group seminars and lectures. As part of the course you will also form a production company with other learners in your group, which enables learning through collaboration.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed continually through practical project work, coursework, written assignments and through giving presentations. Practical assessment will include some public performances but also in-class presentation and workshop assessment.
What qualification do I get on completing this course?
Level 1 Award & Diploma in Music, Performing & Production Arts (UAL)
Where have students gone to after completing this course?
UAL Level 2 Diploma courses
What are the expected employment areas with this course?
Theatre & Music industry
Expected prior knowledge
You will have some experience of music and drama, whether through school / college or amateur dramatics or extra-curricular clubs or bands. Your preference might be to sing, dance, act or play an instrument, but you will be open to learning about all disciplines.
2 – 5 hours per week of independent learning. In addition to your coursework there will be opportunities to attend performances at professional venues, participate in extra workshops and attend talks from visiting artists.
To be a successful applicant to our programmes in Performing Arts you should have the following qualifications:
English GCSE at 1-2 (E-G) or above.
Maths GCSE at 1-2 (E-G) or above, is desirable but not essential.
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