BA in Performing Arts in Africa

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Performing Arts

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a degree rewarded to students who complete an undergraduate program that typically lasts four years. This type of degree can be focused on the sciences, liberal arts, or a mixture of the two. 

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BA Dance

University Of Cape Coast
Campus Full time September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

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. [+]

Bachelor of Arts Programs in Performing Arts in Africa 2017. Overview 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 program will also prepare students to be able to pursue further studies in various fields of Performing Arts scholarship such as Dance in Education, Ethno-dance, Dance Psychology, Dance Therapy and so on. Admission Requirements: Candidates must have good passes in three (3) elective subjects in any of the following elective areas: General Arts and Visual Arts. Prospective candidates will be interviewed. During the interview, candidates will have to provide evidence of their involvement/interest in music and dance e.g. through membership in choirs, bands, cultural/dance troupes, etc. and generally convince panellists of their creative/artistic capabilities. Applicants who wish to study music but have not passed music at WASSCE will write an Entrance Examination provided they satisfy the basic University Entry Requirements. The Entrance Examination date will be the same for the Mature Students Examination. [-]

BMus Music

University Of Cape Coast
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

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. [+]

Overview 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. The program will also prepare students to be able to pursue further studies in various fields of Musical scholarship such as Music Education, Ethnomusicology, Theory & Composition, Music Psychology, Music Technology, Music Therapy and so on. Admission Requirements : Candidate must have good passes in three (3) elective subjects in any of the following elective areas: General Arts and Visual Arts. Prospective candidates will be interviewed. During the interview, candidates will have to provide evidence of their involvement/interest in music and dance e.g. through membership in choirs, bands, cultural/dance troupes, etc. and generally convince panellists of their creative/artistic capabilities. Applicants who wish to study music but have not passed music at WASSCE will write an Entrance Examination provided they satisfy the basic University Entry Requirements. The Entrance Examination date will be the same for the Mature Students Examination. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art

Cape Town Creative Academy
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 South Africa Cape Town

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. [+]

Bachelor of Arts Programs in Performing Arts in Africa 2017. 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. This unique degree is the first Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art programme in South Africa, and was developed in direct response to the evolving needs and demands of the regional, national and international art world and its many diverse sectors. This three-year programme comprises a balance of practice-based learning, theoretical inquiry, technical development, innovative experimentation, critical reflexivity and business acumen. Students are exposed to a wide range of conceptual frameworks and various modes of meaning-making in order to develop independent ideas and practices that respond to the social, political, economic and technological contexts that frame the art world in the twenty first century. THE VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF ART AND ARTISTS Art serves to connect. Through the reflexivity of art-making, artists are able to develop an ongoing conversation with, and greater awareness of, self and others. Through the criticality of the practice, art helps to foster important and difficult dialogues by bringing shared concerns into shared spaces. Artists make acute observations in order to document, comment on and reflect history as it happens. Artists connect diverse groups of... [-]

BA in Theatre

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 5  August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

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... [+]

Theatre - BA (Hons) 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 activities including performance and direction, production management, participatory drama and theatre, playwriting and cultural management. Alongside this, you will undertake a number of critical modules focusing on the historical and contemporary context of theatre and performance, theories and applications of theatre, and the development of crucial academic study skills. One of the unique features of the University of Bolton's new BA (Hons) Theatre is that it is led by one of the UK's most distinguished theatre directors, Professor David Thacker. As Professor of Theatre at the University of Bolton, David will also be retaining his strong association with the Octagon Theatre in the new role of Associate Artistic Director. This dual role ensures the close harmony and synergy between the BA (Hons) Theatre and the work and practices of the Octagon Theatre and also facilitates links and collaborative associations with other theatres across the region. Throughout the course you will explore the ideas and practices that inform current theatre-making, both nationally and internationally. You will consider a breadth of performance practices, from the mainstream to the fringe, and be given the opportunity to... [-]

BA in Performing Arts (Top-up)

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 - 3 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

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... [+]

Bachelor of Arts Programs in Performing Arts in Africa 2017. Performing Arts (Top-up) - BA (Hons) 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 Professional Issues in Performance (20 credits). About the course The BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Top-up) invites students with appropriate prior learning, including HND, foundation degree or other completed HE4 and HE5 awards in performance related subjects, to enter directly into the final year of this degree at the University of Bolton and gain a BA (Hons) award in Performing Arts. Therefore students who have completed 240 credits at HE4 and HE5 are eligible to apply for this unique and successful BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Top-up). Special features The University of Bolton has a partnership with the Octagon Theatre in Bolton, close contacts with regional schools and colleges and a range of established and emerging small to medium sized creative industries with which students engage as a key feature of the programme. You will have excellent levels of access to subject and support staff and the University will provide ongoing help to you during your study in terms of academic and professional guidance. You will be invited to small group seminars and one-to- one... [-]

BA in Stage Management [Backstage Academy]

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Wakefield Bolton + 1 more

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... [+]

Stage Management - BA (Hons) full-time [Backstage Academy] 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 management of festival stages, large scale events, parades, fashion shows and conferences. During the programme of study you will develop the knowledge and skills to successfully gain employment in a variety of exciting and demanding roles nationally and internationally. About the course Backstage Academy is based at the largest production rehearsal studio facility in Europe, LS-Live. In the last 12 months many renowned artists and bands have kept the studios busy, including Lionel Ritchie, One Direction, Ollie Murs, Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Swedish House Mafia and Sigur Ros. It is not just live music that finds a home at LS-Live, film and television companies such as the BBC and ITV, brands like Jaguar, Aston Martin Racing and Monster Energy, all use the studios to assist them achieve their production requirements. The Stage Management degree course will aid you to gain personal and professional skills needed to work successfully in the industry worldwide. As well as traditional lectures, seminars, examinations and tutors your learning will be enhanced with... [-]

BA in Live Events Production (full-time) [Backstage Academy]

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Wakefield Bolton + 1 more

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... [+]

Bachelor of Arts Programs in Performing Arts in Africa 2017. Live Events Production - BA (Hons) full-time [Backstage Academy] 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 of industry partnerships you can be sure that the teaching, work practices and resources on the course are the most up-to-date and relevant to current industry trends. About the course Backstage Academy is based at the largest production rehearsal studio facility in Europe, LS-Live. In the last 12 months many renowned artists and bands have kept the studios busy, including Lionel Ritchie, One Direction, Ollie Murs, Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Swedish House Mafia and Sigur Ros. It’s not just live music that finds a home at LS-Live, film and television companies such as the BBC and ITV, brands like Jaguar, Aston Martin Racing and Monster Energy, all use the studios to assist them achieve their production requirements. The site is also home to LS-Live’s award winning stage and set hire division with over 30 years experience in the supply of staging and automation equipment and set construction. Our neighbours here are Litestructures Projects (a specialist in the... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Live Performance (Post graduate Honours)

AFDA
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg Cape Town Durban Port Elizabeth Botswana Botswana Online + 5 more

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 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. Program fees: Kindly contact NadiaC@afda.co.za for more information. Duration of program: From 26 January 2016 to 5 December 2017. Start date: From 26 January 2016 to 5 December 2017 (including enrolment and orientation). Next application deadline date: 15 December 2017 [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Live Performance

AFDA
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg Cape Town Durban Port Elizabeth Botswana Botswana Online + 5 more

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. [+]

Bachelor of Arts Programs in Performing Arts in Africa 2017. First Year: First Year is essentially about discovery and inspiration. Students are exposed to the 13 discipline electives on offer and use the year to identify and test their aptitudinal strengths and weaknesses. There are no limitations on the number of electives that students may attend. Elective choices and outcomes are governed by the student's personal ambition, work ethic and enthusiasm. However, certain timetable logistics, elective choice combinations and minimum assessment requirements may limit the student's choices. These elective choices are done in combination with the five core course subjects and the Assist programme. Second Year: Second Year is essentially about coming to terms with the 'nuts and bolts' of the entertainment and media industries, particularly with regard to the personal elective choices for which the student has qualified from first year. A minimum of two discipline electives is required for second year, but this year is characterised by its rigour and intensity. Second year is often referred to as the 'boot camp year' in which students' aptitudinal strengths and weaknesses are revealed and tested to the maximum. As part of their final choice and qualification in a particular elective for 3rd year specialisation, the student is required to meet the formal assessment requirement of the Core Course and deliver discipline outcomes in their areas of elective specialisation. Third Year: Third Year is called 'the year of the artist.' It is in this year that students develop their personal artistic... [-]