A Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a degree that is given to students who successfully complete a three or four year program at a university or other educational institution. It honors focused study and specialized knowledge on a subject.
Studies in performing arts encompass both the academic and practical fields of music, theater and dance. From theater history to advanced choreography, the field of performing arts lends a wide lens of study for a variety of students.
An African educational adventure can be exciting since the continent's rich traditional heritage is so vital to the culture. Africans legendary hospitality is welcoming to strangers and its multiethnic cities so exciting with its African music, dance and arts, both traditional and modern, constitute whole other worlds of application and delight; and there is a couple of esthetic experiences wherever you go to compare and contrast with the color, swirl, smell, and sounds of an African market.
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The Dance program is meant to introduce students to the various aspects of Dance Research, Performance and Theory. Students who successfully go through the Program will acquire skills in the pedagogy of Dance (with an emphasis on African Dances), acquire enough content matter to be able to teach Dance at various pre-university levels of education, acquire skills in the theory and compostion of Choreography for a variety of purposes. [+]
The Bachelor of Music Program is meant to introduce students to the various aspects of Music Research, Performance and Theory. Students who successfully go through the Program will acquire skills in the playing and pedagogy of selected musical instruments, acquire enough content matter to be able to teach Music at various pre-university levels of education, acquire skills in the theory and compostion of music for various purposes and become critical connoisseurs of the Art. [+]
Contemporary art practitioners, such as artists and curators, play a central role in the creation and critique of culture – thereby often shaping our future in significant ways. It is from this awareness that the Cape Town Creative Academy developed – with input from practising artists, curators, gallerists and educators – our new offering: a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art. [+]
The University of Bolton’s new BA (Hons) Theatre, offered in partnership with the Octagon Theatre Bolton, will focus on developing creative professional practitioners who will have the skills and knowledge to work within the performing arts community, the wider creative industries sector or education. By mirroring the professional work of the Octagon Theatre, the course will develop your understanding and experience of theatre-based... [+]
The course comprises 120 credits at Level HE6. The modules provide a good balance between critical and contextual studies, practice and professional development. The curriculum focuses on the development specific skills including research, text and non-text based production and professional development. The modules include: Research (20 credits), Text into Performance (20 credits), Street Arts (20 credits), Major Project (40 credits) and... [+]
From music festivals to product launches – there’s an exciting range of events that require specialist stage management skills to ensure their smooth running. The BA (Hons) Stage Management course is designed to give you the edge to succeed in a busy market place. It is a vocationally-orientated course and provides a unique focus into working in the live events Industry. The programme is the first of its kind dedicated to the stage... [+]
The Live Events Production industry is growing year on year, and there’s a hugely diverse range of careers to choose from. This course is unique in tailoring study towards the live music, festivals, conference and corporate sectors of the live events industry – thus ensuring that your employability is relevant to a number of different roles and backstage work practices. Accessing some of the industry’s leading practitioners and with a broad range... [+]
The Honours Programme at AFDA is a one year, full time, broad based multi-disciplinary course combining academic development with practical film-making and Live Performance outcomes at the Post Graduate level. The student, while specialising in their chosen discipline, will receive in-depth new learning aimed at allowing them to develop their skills and participate within their productions, while at the same time ensuring that they are conversant with all disciplines involved in the generation of a 24 minute film or two commercials, or two music videos, or a 24 minute television piece or documentary. The idea of this multi-faceted approach is to ensure that students are aware of the demands made by the complementary skills required in production, enabling them to perform their chosen discipline with greater understanding of how the disparate elements come together as a whole. The academic inputs will result in a thesis which is designed to extend the range of knowledge of the visual medium, providing a solid grounding in aesthetics, film history, national and international cinema, semiotics, film grammar and associated disciplines and methodologies. [+]
The experimental film productions and public festival at Ster Kinekor cinemas are used as a means for students to manifest and understand the challenges and opportunities that exist in both. However, it is the exhibition and promotion of a ten to twelve minute dramatic narrative that meets the needs and wants of the intended audience that provides the true test of the year. It is here that students experience the realities and visceral qualities of the audience's response to their work, creating the first formal step towards the demands of creating commercial entertainment content for the market. [+]