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Foundation Degree Performing Arts

Foundation Degree Performing Arts


What you'll study

This course provides you with an opportunity to explore drama, dance and music from an interdisciplinary perspective, whilst developing your creative processes and practice. You will 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 will 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 will create pre-professional projects or undertake work placements; and will have the opportunity to develop your voice performance and complete appropriate research and study skills for the performing arts.

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

What's expected of you

We expect you to:

  • Manage your time
  • Know your programme of study
  • Attend your classes and engage
  • Always have a sense of purpose
  • Seek help whenever you need it

What qualifications you'll achieve

You will achieve a Foundation Degree in Performing Arts

How you'll be assessed

You will be assessed via:

  • Coursework
  • Performance
  • Online submissions

What you can do next

There are a range of careers that you could go into following the Foundation Degree in Performing Arts. These include: freelance performer or producer, actor, stage manager, technician, radio or TV presenter, production management or arts administration. 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.

Entry requirements

You would usually need at least one of the following:

  • A relevant BTEC Level 3 profile of Merit/Merit
  • DD at A Level
  • DE grades at A Level plus C in Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE where you have achieved a Pass Diploma with 45 Passes

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

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)

Call 01495 333 777 to apply today

All courses may be subject to change. Coleg Gwent reserves the right to withdraw courses should they no longer be deemed viable to run.

Gall yr holl gyrsiau fod yn destun newid. Mae Coleg Gwent yn cadw'r hawl i dynnu cyrsiau yn os ystyrir nad yw bellach yn ddichonadwy i'w rhedeg.

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