Foundation Degree Performing Arts

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Music, Drama and Dance

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
19 September 2023

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You would usually need at least one of the following:


  • GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Maths and English Language (or equivalent).

Please note that if you do not meet the grade criteria, then age and experience may be able to be taken into consideration.

In a nutshell

This course provides you with an opportunity to explore drama, dance and music from an inter-disciplinary perspective, whilst developing your creative processes and practices.

This course is for you if...

... You want to develop your performing skills
... You want to further your study or get a job in the field
... You want a course to give you both understanding and experience

What will I be doing?

You’ll make use of technology in performance, gaining an understanding of digital projection, computer composition, and sound design. With strong links to employers in the creative industries, this course aims to provide you with both understanding and experience of the field of performing arts. At the end of the course you could go on to further study or move directly into a job in which you can use your performance and creative skills.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop skills in the creation of performance, and explore the relationship between dance, drama and music in such forms as physical theatre and music theatre. You’ll create pre-professional projects or undertake work placements, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your voice performance and complete appropriate research and study skills for the performing arts.

You’ll experience a range of different approaches to study in the performing arts, including discussion, rehearsal, workshops and devising performance. You’ll be introduced to new skills relating to technology and performance, such as lighting and computer-based sound recording and design. You’ll also need to be able to manage projects and negotiate with partners and other agencies.

You’ll be assessed via coursework, performance and online submissions and you’ll achieve a Foundation Degree in Performing Arts.

What is expected of me?

To enrol, you’ll need 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include Maths and English (or equivalent), plus:

Please note that if you do not meet the grade criteria, then age and experience may be able to be taken into consideration.

Full commitment to attendance is required, as well as respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject, self-motivation, creative ability and a desire to succeed.

What comes next?

There are a range of careers available to you following completion of the Foundation Degree in Performing Arts. With further study, you could consider drama in education, rehabilitation or therapy.

You could also go on to study the final year of BA (Hons) Theatre and Drama, or BA (Hons) Performing Arts.

Additional information

Applicants may be asked to attend an interview, take part in a workshop session, or present a portfolio of work as part of the selection process.

This course is franchised by the University of South Wales.

  • The UCAS code is: W303
  • The institution code: W01
  • The campus code: G

You can apply directly to the college or via UCAS for this course.

Where can I study Foundation Degree Performing Arts?

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 19 September 2023

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team