Bachelor of Arts Degree in Performing Arts in Europe

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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. 

Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.

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BA(Hons) Creative Music Performance

DIME ONLINE
Online Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2017 United Kingdom Hassocks + 1 more

The BA (Hons) Creative Music Performance course provides you with an opportunity to specialise in JTC Guitar and Drums. This course aims to empower learners by equipping them with a high level of instrumental skill and the ability to develop an authoritative, individual approach to the performance and creation of music. [+]

Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in Europe 2017. BA (Hons) Creative Music Performance – Pursuing Excellence in: JTC Guitar and Drums Introduction The BA (Hons) Creative Music Performance course provides you with an opportunity to specialise in JTC Guitar and Drums. This course aims to empower learners by equipping them with a high level of instrumental skill and the ability to develop an authoritative, individual approach to the performance and creation of music. On completion of the course you will have established a varied portfolio of creative work and have an understanding of how to develop your own unique approach to your specialism and the wider industry. Under the guidance and supervision of highly respected artists and educators you will perform as a soloist or within bands to devise systematic and effective practice routines, compositional processes and general musicianship skills. Alongside the creative development of instrumental technique, performance and composition skills, you will develop research and writing skills and reflect critically on your practice. The intensive nature of the course enables learners to become skilled practitioners and provides the freedom for them to develop their own unique and innovative methods of working. The online delivery mode provides you with flexible access to lectures and multi-media course content through an interactive online delivery platform. This allows you to study at a time and place that suits you, whilst providing opportunities to network with peers working nationally and internationally on the same programme of study. DIME ONLINE courses are offered in full-time accelerated mode, which enables you to complete your degree in two years. We also offer a part-time version for students who have work, family, and/or other commitments, which enables you to study at a less intensive pace over four years. Benefits World class artists and educators, active in the music industry and educational practice. Direct engagement with the industry through project-based work. A flexible learning model to suit your schedule. Collaboration within a global community, your regular interaction with peers and tutor group is not limited to geographical boundaries. How is the course taught? The delivery of the course will take place through a VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) called Canvas. A range of learning and teaching activities take place via this online delivery platform including: Substantial Weekly Lessons embedded into the delivery platform, featuring filmed tuition from the very best artists from around the world, underpinned by text, graphics or additional files as relevant. Signpost Sessions delivered by the Head of Department comprising film and text guidance on progression through the course, context, assessment, timing of feedback and providing inspiration and focus to the academic backbone of the course. Regular one-to-one tutorial guidance from the Head of Education and Head of Department on matters relating to the course, musical performance and student care. Exclusive Masterclasses from world famous artists comprising of bespoke filmed interviews and performances, angled towards supporting the learning aims of the courses. Online Conferencing to conduct real-time events and discussions within the course. Staff Throughout your studies with DIME you will come into contact with a range of artists, practitioners, educators, support and administrative staff. Your key contacts will be the Head of Education for DIME ONLINE and the Head of Department. You will enjoy regular contact with these people during your time with DIME. In addition, your education will be enhanced by input from a range of experts whose contributions include the provision of masterclasses, participation in Q&A and interviews and input to the design and writing of specific modules. Assessment The modes of assessment used in this award include: Portfolio of work Small in-lecture tasks (solo and group) Essays (critical, reflective, research-based) Case Studies Podcasts and digital media Project Presentation Project Documentation In some cases, more than one mode of assessment will be used within a module to ensure that the learner can demonstrate that they have met all of the learning outcomes. The work produced for these assessments develops graduate outcomes required in employment, such as a high level of managerial and entrepreneurial competency, time management, written and oral communication, portfolio production, and team working. This is alongside self-motivation, independence and creativity of thought. Careers DIME ONLINE is deeply committed to providing career advice and support. This starts in the recruitment of a roster of tutors who exemplify the values of a successful self-employed music professional in today’s music industry. DIME ONLINE courses and learning outcomes reflect the music business as it is today, and our commitment to course development will ensure their currency in the future. Students are encouraged through the course to form realistic and achievable career goals, underpinned by research and experience, providing a genuine understanding of the structure and operation within the industry. The philosophy is described as ‘designing your own professional life’ and a musician will see this theme recurring throughout the course. Further career opportunities/destinations may include: Solo or ensemble/group performer Author of educational materials (e.g. books, DVDs, etc.) Product demonstrator Music entrepreneurship Teaching Further study opportunities include: Postgraduate Diploma or Master of Arts PGCHE (teaching course) [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Milan

The BA in Theatre Design is a three year course of study devoted to develop the skills necessary to design the theatre, film or television set and to create spaces for events, art exhibitions, fashion shows and shops. [+]

For more than two decades, NABA’s three-year BA in Theatre and Exhibit Design has integrated theoretical and critical studies with technical and practical work. From its launch, this program has been enriched through opportunities for students to gain significant in-the-field experience. The BA program teaches theoretical, technical, and practical aspects of subjects such as scenography, theatre design, theatre costuming, and lighting. More recently, new transversal courses in other disciplines, such narratology, and performing arts complete student training. These are arts with broad boundaries: everything required for a performance (theatre, film, television) or a spectacular event can be defined as “scenography.” Students gain theoretical knowledge and techniques that enable them to organise their artistic production processes and learn to work in a team. They develop skills with 2D and 3D design programs and audiovisual media in addition to various painting and graphical representation techniques. Students learn to make artifacts such as scenery, props, and costumes. They acquire computer and organisational skills, both through practical application in the field during various training experiences and through drawing up budgets, periodic reviews, and specifications. The course is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I (180CF) Career Opportunities The program offers a broad spectrum of specializations relating to theatre and cinema, television, and the creation of artifacts, scenery, costumes, lighting design, and installations for every performance-related activity. Scenographers can assist theatre directors, act as set designers or interior decorators of television and cinema sets, and design and create installations for events, art exhibitions, and fashion shows. Placement The Stage & Placement office helps students and graduates identify and apply for internships and staff positions with prospective employers. 
 81% of NABA graduates find employment in positions related to their degree during the first year after graduation*. Students also receive advice and assistance in drafting their resumes, writing job search letters, and organizing their professional portfolios. *Data supplied by Demoskopea from NABA 2013 graduates. Specialization Theatre Design Exhibition and Display Design Language: Italian Credits: 180 [-]

BA in Dance

University of Nicosia
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

To provide intellectually and creatively challenging courses which fulfill the personal development of students and are founded on scholarship, artistry and research. [+]

Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in Europe 2017. Duration (years): 4 Qualification Awarded: Dance (BA, 4 years) Level of Qualification: 1st Cycle (Bachelor’s Degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time or part-time; some General Education courses are offered on e-learning basis. Minimum Credits: 120 Minimum ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme: Aims The main educational aims of the programme are the following: I. To provide intellectually and creatively challenging courses which fulfill the personal development of students and are founded on scholarship, artistry and research. II. To enhance participation, guidance, support learning and teaching policies which fulfill the needs of a diverse student community at high standards of achievement. III. To develop in students a blend of knowledge, experience, transferable skills and capabilities through a curriculum and intellectual/artistic environment that strengthens their employability and provides the foundation for further study. 2. Objectives The main educational objectives of the programme are the following: I. To provide students with a high level practical, theoretical and artistic education in the field of dance. II. To provide a conceptual framework of dance as reception, applied (kinaesthetic), and creative process which will enable students to appraise and appreciate the wide operative range of the field. III. To equip students with the knowledge, the technical skills and artistic competencies (kinaesthetic/physical, spatial, creative, perceptual), which would enable them to enter the market as versatile professionals. IV. To provide students with the knowledge and skills with which to conduct in-depth inquiries and research in fields of dance, relating dance to social, cultural and political events, past and current. V. To prepare students for a realistic career prospect in dance performance (contemporary dance based), dance composition/choreography, dance theory and research, dance history (including a cultural approach to dance), movement analysis, dance education, and ensemble directing. VI. To prepare students for postgraduate study in various areas of dance. Career Prospects: The art of dance is unique in that its primary medium is the body itself. In conjunction with the creative and analytical mind, movement can be an active, transformative prism for any aspect of life. This characteristic has, since antiquity, rendered dance an immediate and basic way for people to communicate, celebrate, express emotions, reach the divine, experience freedom and catharsis, or simply partake of the joy of movement. For many of these reasons dance remains a prominent part of modern, and, in turn, Cypriot society. Yet, like all the arts, dance is characterized by the changes, trends and challenges that reflect modernity. Residing in a number of social contexts and bearing specific functions within each from contemporary and abstract art to commercial advertising to popular culture to traditional practices to entertainment dance offers a broad realm of creative and professional opportunities. Not-for-profit dance organizations, dance troupes, contemporary dance, ballet and traditional dance festivals, and dance education programmes are on the rise in Cyprus and in Europe, receiving both public and private funding. On the other hand, more mainstream and commercial dance (in conjunction with pop music, video and social/club dancing) is a fast-growing area of business both nationally and internationally. Professionally, the contemporary conditions regarding dance mentioned above are an advantage. Due to the current diverse nature of the field of dance, its stark popularity and its rapidly evolving character locally, regionally, and internationally, there is a need for competent graduates trained for technical proficiency, innovation and versatility. Career opportunities for such graduates include performing, teaching, choreographing, arts management, arts/dance education programme and policy writing, dance writing and criticism and academia. More specifically, employment can be found in sectors such as primary and secondary education, tertiary education, private arts, public arts administration, and non-profit organizations. Finally, the unexplored areas in the field, waiting to be discovered and developed, undoubtedly provide exciting, promising prospects for the young dance performer, artist and educator. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Second Cycle degrees (Master’s Degree). Graduation Requirements The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required. In addition, all students must complete a Senior Research Project in their fourth year of study as part of the required course DAN-493/Senior Seminar, either written or written with a practical component. All students must perform in the Annual BODYPRINTS Dance Concert at least once, as a mandatory component of the required course DAN-311/Dance Company I, and Performance Concentration students must perform a second time, as a mandatory component of the required concentration course DAN-412/Dance Company II. Learning Outcomes On completion of the programme the student will be able to: I. Perform and interpret contemporary dance on a professional level, demonstrating a high level of technical proficiency, a broad range of movement qualities and dynamics and strong personal expression. II. Perform classical ballet with adequate proficiency, embodying the aesthetics and qualities of major styles within the technique (i.e. romantic, neoclassical, contemporary). III. Perform at least one cultural dance form with competence. IV. Demonstrate professional kineasthetic/spatial skills in all techniques. V. Demonstrate professional partnering technique. VI. Perform and interpret dance before a public audience. VII. Practice, interpret and successfully perform dance in various and diverse professional ensemble/dance company situations. VIII. Choreograph, teach and direct dance works. IX. Improvise dance as a creative tool and as a performance genre (contemporary dance based). X. Formulate and practice a personalized, unsupervised practice routine that incorporates dance technique and body conditioning practices. XI. Interpret and analyze dance in a variety of styles and performance media, besides his/her specialized performance media. XII. Demonstrate a historical, aesthetic and socio-cultural understanding of dance. XIII. Classify, differentiate, interpret, analyze, and criticize a broad and diverse dance repertory representing a variety of styles. XIV. Teach contemporary based and creative dance to children and adults of all ages from a beginning to a high intermediate level. XV. Create and administer unit-based dance lessons and curricula, implementing the appropriate methods and theories in dance pedagogy. XVI. Engage in dance research, using appropriate tools and methods and drawing upon a variety of source material. [-]

​BA (Hons) Dance

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

​BA (Hons) Dance is the first single honours degree in Wales and focuses on developing creative and reflective independent dance practitioners, equipped to work across performance, community and education contexts. [+]

​BA (Hons) Dance is the first single honours degree in Wales and focuses on developing creative and reflective independent dance practitioners, equipped to work across performance, community and education contexts. Contemporary dance is the main focus and is explored through 3 core strands: The Healthier Dancer; Dance Contexts: Choreography & Performance; and Professional Practice. In 2010-11 and 2012-13, the BA (Hons) Dance degree was awarded 100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. Dance in Wales and the UK: The picture of dance in Wales is one of continuous development. The worlds of creativity, performance, programming, participation and viewing are an integral part of the vibrant dance ecology. In order to further its ambitions for dance in Wales, the sector is consolidating existing strengths and building on achievements, whilst developing new initiatives and strategies, and pursuing vital partnerships at national and international level. Consequently the needs of the dance industry, not only in Wales but also across the whole of the UK, demand a highly skilled and innovative workforce. Life and career pathways are crucial to dance; through encounters with dance in school years to study and patterns of training at higher levels; and from there to the employment and retention of practitioners and the sustainability of practice and companies. The importance of preparing those who wish to pursue a career in dance cannot be over stated and as such, any education and training, whether at initial entry points, undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing professional development (CPD), needs to reflect this preparation and development. A more strategic approach to dance education, training and CPD in Wales has emerged in recent years with a clear growth and development in the range of provision. Our dance degree has made a significant contribution to that growth as the first single honours dance degree in Wales and its design and structure has taken account that all students need to be aware of, and sensitive to the issues and debates that are topical to dance and the need to develop a broad experience of creative, performance and teaching based dance work. Learning & Teaching​ Studying at University. Applicants are encouraged to recognise that studying Dance at university engages you in a range of environments. You will experience and learn about dance through an integrated approach where practice is informed by theory. At university year one serves as a foundation to your learning; year two provides an opportunity to apply this learning to your practice and in year three student learning shifts from a place of dependence to independence through new experiences. Students progress their learning through these three years, with tutor- led learning in year one, tutor-guided in year two and tutor-facilitated learning in year three. A student-centred approach ensures learning experiences are informed by current professional practice and dialogue. Students engage in a variety of activities to promote their learning - all learning is student-centred: - Technique classes (focus on individual development and peer learning) - Workshops (task based learning, collaborative practice, peer and micro teaching) - Lead lectures & discussion based learning - Independent study & research - Individual and group tutorials - Work based learning - Tutorial support (academic and pastoral) - Academic study support - ICT support (Blackboard as a learning resource) Features of learning and teaching within the programme include flexible and blended learning, social learning and work-based learning. More recently the programme embraces technology enhanced learning. The student experience is enhanced by strong industry partnerships providing opportunities both within and additional to the programme. The programme team is active within the industry as practitioners and researchers', ensuring their teaching is both current, relevant and research informed. Assessment A wide range of assessment methods are used which relate to the aims of the individual modules, these include: - Action Plans - Essays and Reports - Reflective Journals & Portfolios - Peer led micro – teaching - Group-based & Individual Project Work - Presentations (Individual and Group) - Tests on-line (Research Process) - Host Feedback (Professional Placements) - Independent Project (Dissertation) Employability & Careers​ There has been an increase in the range of career opportunities in the field of dance in recent years, fed by the increased demand for dance activity in a variety of settings. This exciting programme is designed to meet those demands by preparing skilled dance practitioners of the future. As such the course will prepare students for a range of careers in the dance industry, particularly work which takes place in performance, community and education settings. Career opportunities include freelance performers and choreographers, education and dance practitioners with professional dance companies, primary & secondary education dance specialists, dance development officers, researchers, community dance practitioners, inclusive practice, and commercial dance performers. [-]

BA Acting

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Carmarthen

BA Acting is an innovative and exciting programme designed for students who aspire to a career in the performance industry. The degree balances vocational actor training, contextual study and the creative exploration of performance theory. The range of transferable and presentational skills on offer could be applied in a variety of employment contexts. [+]

Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in Europe 2017. BA Acting is an innovative and exciting programme designed for students who aspire to a career in the performance industry. The degree balances vocational actor training, contextual study and the creative exploration of performance theory. The range of transferable and presentational skills on offer could be applied in a variety of employment contexts. Course Overview BA Acting students will follow an intensive programme of practical study which blends the acquisition of performance skills with performance methodology and contextual studies. The first year concentrates on the student’s development as a performer, with modules in voice, movement and dance, acting and devising, while the second year tests these skills in a variety of theatrical genres and contexts. The final year is entirely production-based with a series of public productions culminating in a final performance project and showcase. Key Features There are many reasons to chose this course, including: Graduate student productions at the University and on tour Study abroad available in the Unite States Professional directors and other theatre practitioners are regular contributors to the course Touring theatre companies visit the University regularly Theatre visits to major UK theatres to enhance your knowledge and experience Rigorous training, practical study, a supportive atmosphere and personal attention Excellent facilities including the 375-seat Halliwell Theatre with its accompanying studios and workshops Opportunities to work with professional theatre companies and practitioners in order to develop your skills and career prospects Extensive team of theatre professionals work within the School as directors, designers and specialist tutors [-]

BA (Hons) Applied Performance (Community and Education)

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus Full time 3 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

Our exciting BA (Hons) Applied Performance (Community and Education) provides stimulating, practical-based training to prepare you for a career within a variety of areas of applied performance; giving you the possibility to work as a performance maker/artist through devising, writing and physical movement-based work and as a practitioner delivering workshops in community and/or education settings. [+]

Entry Requirements

You should normally have an A-level or equivalent in drama, dance, performance or a related arts subject. We also welcome applicants with practical experience in the performing arts. You will normally need a range of GCSEs plus a minimum of one of the following:

240 UCAS tariff points

A-level in Drama or related subject (C), and two AS-levels both at grade (D)

Two A-levels, (C) Drama or related subject and (D) in another A-level

BTEC National Diploma (Merit) in Performing Arts

BTEC National Certificate (MM) in Performing Arts

GNVQ Advanced (Merit) in Performing Arts

Employability

The course focuses on preparing you for employment. Graduates have gone on to work within fields such as Theatre in Education, Theatre in Health, Theatre in Prisons and with Young Offenders, Community Arts or to teach in schools and further education colleges. We run our own graduate company, Outspoken, which employs students after they graduate, plus we offer paid internships at theatre companies each year.... [-]


BA in Music

Yasar University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Turkey İzmir

Our goal is to impart a classical music education using modern teaching methods. The curriculum is especially designed to allow [+]

Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in Europe 2017. Our goal is to impart a classical music education using modern teaching methods. The curriculum is especially designed to allow the prospective student be able to construct a more flexible study plan that can be geared to more personal career outcomes. Our desire is to have our students be representative of the best that Turkey has to offer. Yasar University’s Music Department, part of the Fine Arts Faculty, opened in the 2008–2009 academic year. It is the first private music school in the system of Foundation Universities in the city of Izmir. Internationally recognized performers and teachers assure the highest of academic standards. The school boasts the latest in technology and supports a fine University Chamber Orchestra. In having an internationally acclaimed faculty, our goal is to graduate students that will be able to undertake musical careers in any part of the world. The University Chamber Orchetra affords each student the chance to play both as an orchestral and solo musician. Because of our technological means, students will have their concerts recorded and broadcast via a number of media (TV, radio, and the internet). This will allow them to build a real work experience while studying. Entrance requirements for international students - Completed application form - High School diploma, school leaving certificate, transcript and reference letter for undergraduate applicants - University degree, transcript and academic reference letter for graduate applicants - Proof of English proficiency - Copy of passport - Passport photograp [-]

BA Drama and English and American Literature (Hons)

University of Kent, School of Arts
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

As one of the most wide-ranging, multi-faceted and interdisciplinary of subjects in the Arts and Humanities, Drama and Theatre naturally lends itself to joint honours study. Students taking any of the joint honours programmes in the subject area will encounter aspects of drama, theatre and performance drawn from a wide range of historical epochs, languages and cultures, and have the opportunity to... [+]

BA Drama and English and American Literature (Hons) As one of the most wide-ranging, multi-faceted and interdisciplinary of subjects in the Arts and Humanities, Drama and Theatre naturally lends itself to joint honours study. Students taking any of the joint honours programmes in the subject area will encounter aspects of drama, theatre and performance drawn from a wide range of historical epochs, languages and cultures, and have the opportunity to explore these in theory and practice, bringing their own specialist areas of study into play in both the seminar and the rehearsal room. English at Kent is challenging, flexible, and wide-ranging. It covers both only traditional areas (such as Shakespeare or Dickens) and newer fields such as American literature, creative writing, postcolonial literature and recent developments in literary theory. Studying for degree joint honours with another subject allows you the freedom to explore your other passions whilst developing skills associated with the study of literature. Course structure The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability. Stage 1 Possible modules may include: Modern Theatre: A Theoretical Landscape The Empty Space Romanticism Early Drama Readings in the Twentieth Century Writing America You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage Stage 2 Possible modules may include: The Contemporary Novelty, Enlightenment and Emancipation: 18th Century Literature Reading Victorian Literature Declaring Independence: 19th Century US Literature Modernism Early Modern Literature 1500-1700 Empire, New Nations and Migration Chaucer and Late Medieval English Literature Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama Theatres of the Past 2: The Moderns Theatre and Music Popular Performance European Naturalist Theatre & Its Legacy Physical Theatre 1 Acting Victorian and Edwardian Theatre Shakespeare's Theatre Site Specific Performance European Theatre from 1945 Puppet and Object Theatre Theatres of the Past 1: the Classics Performance and Art: Intermediality from Wagner to the Virtuals You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage Stage 3 Possible modules may include: Introduction to Stand Up Creative Project Theatre & Adaptation Playwriting I: For Beginners Cultural Policies in the British Theatre Dance & Discourse: Dramaturgies of Moving Bodies The Shakespeare Effect Applied Theatre Performing Classical Texts New Directions Theatre & Journalism Physical Theatre II Performing Lives: Theory & Practice of Autobiographical Theatre Performing Philosophy Clouds, Waves & Crows: Writing the Natural, 1800 to the Present Poetry and Crisis, from the First World War to Occupy Cross-Cultural Coming-of-Age Narratives The Global Eighteenth Century Thomas Hardy The 'Real' America: Class and Culture in the American Gilded Age Discord and Devotion: Society & Spirituality in Middle English Literatu The Contemporary Memoir The British Novel in the 1860s: Sensing Modern Life Virginia Woolf Animals, Humans, Writing Victorian Aestheticism and Decadence Charles Dickens and Victorian England Postcolonial Writing Language and Place in Colonial and Postcolonial Poetry Innovation and Experiment in New York, 1945- 1995 The Unknown: Reading and Writing Native American Literature Bodies of Evidence: Reading The Body In Eighteenth Century Literature Unruly Women and Other Insubordinates: the dramatic repertoire of the Q Image, Vision and Dream: Medieval Texts and Visual Culture Places and Journeys Heroes and Exiles: An Introduction to Old English Poetry The Brontes in Context American Crime Fiction Contemporary Irish Writing Writing Lives in Early Modern England: Diaries, Letters and Secret Selv The Stranger From Book to Blog: Geoffrey Chaucer and his Afterlives Harlem to Hogan's Alley: Black Writing in North America Discovery Space: New Theatres in Early Modern England Marriage, Desire and Divorce in Early Modern Literature Lyric, Ballad and Popular Song Teaching & Assessment Drama Teaching is through workshops, seminars, lectures and practical projects. Drama and Theatre modules are continuously assessed based on coursework, projects and presentations, performances, essays and dissertations. English and American Literature Modules are taught by weekly seminars. Core modules include a weekly lecture, plus individual supervision is offered for the Long Essay. Assessment at Stage 1 is by a mixture of coursework and examination. Some modules may include an optional practical element. Careers Drama The Department has developed partnerships with some of the major players in theatre in the UK including: Battersea Arts Centre, the RSC and The Gate. Selected programmes offer you the opportunity to go on work placements which can lead to future full-time employment, while the range of modules we offer ensures you develop key skills such as planning and organisation, teamworking, adaptability and leadership. Past graduates have become theatre producers, actors, literary managers, journalists, authors, directors, performers, scriptwriters for television, stand-up comedians, casting agents, event managers, arts administrators, community theatre officers for local councils, drama teachers, and many have gone on to postgraduate study. We also support past students to set up companies and remain in Kent with the Graduate Theatre Scheme. English and American Literature Throughout your studies, you learn to think critically and to work independently; your communication skills improve and you learn to express your opinions passionately and persuasively, both in writing and orally. These key transferable skills are essential for graduates as they move into the employment market. Our graduates have gone into: journalism, broadcasting and media, publishing, writing and teaching; more general areas such as banking, marketing analysis and project management; or on to further study for postgraduate qualifications. [-]

BA In Sound Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Milan

Sound is an essential, often distinctive ingredient in all communication processes and the sound designer is the one who is capable of combining professionalism with art to use all its forms of communication and production, composing incidental music, creating sound effects and electronic manipulations and building soundtracks for events, theatrical performances, shows, websites, sensorial marketing projects, art installations or presentations. The cinema, media, DVDs and CD Roms, advertising, multimedia installations, audio and video art, corporate events there is no limit to the fields where sound designers work and many of them are still developing now. [+]

Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in Europe 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Sound now pervades through all things, and no form of modern communication is without it, from the subway to the internet, from radio to fashion, from video to advertising to the media in general. The sound designer is able to work with all types of sound communication and to produce soundtracks consisting of music, speech, sound effects and other electronic manipulations, using finished products (including but not limited to music) and tools to create sound – principally the computer, but also recording studios, mixers etc. The applications of sound design are infinite, with many still being actively developed, such as sound for the web; applications include cinema, media, dvd and cd-rom, advertising, installations, multimedia, audio and video art, company events and exhibitions. [-]

BA (Hons) Popular Music

Hereford College of Arts
Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2017 United Kingdom Hertfordshire + 1 more

This new degree builds on the fantastically successful Extended Diploma in Music course the College has been offering at further education level for a number of years. It will have several defined pathways; to work independently as a self-contained composer-producer or opt for a more social-based pathway including teaching and workshop-leading as well as traditional live performance. [+]

This new degree builds on the fantastically successful Extended Diploma in Music course the College has been offering at further education level for a number of years. It will have several defined pathways; to work independently as a self-contained composer-producer or opt for a more social-based pathway including teaching and workshop-leading as well as traditional live performance. Herefordshire has a wonderful tradition of music festivals and community music development as well as a burgeoning live music scene. Coupled with that are a number of recording studios with an industry reputation and a growing expat population of city-based musicians, composers, producers, music managers and agents – in short it is thriving! The HCA music degree taps into this industry to provide an excellent vocationally-based music education. Students will also have the opportunity to work on placement with local community music organisations, recording studios, and music festivals. Others may choose to set up their own initiatives. Either way, students will be fully supported by a team of experienced and well-qualified staff. Key Facts: Enables you to become a self-activating musician, initiating and developing your own employment opportunities Taps into a wealth of existing local and regional music initiatives Production-based modules Excellent rehearsal and studio facilities and production suites Strong team of in-house and visiting Industry based lecturers Critical Studies These studies are entirely focused around the students’ course area, providing a solid grounding in subject history and in critical ways of thinking about creative practice. The Critical Studies programme enables students to set their own work in a wider context, and also helps them develop a better understanding of how creative work can be interpreted and assessed. Click here for more details. Progression & Careers A very solid basis for working as a self-employed musician. Progression onto Masters programmes in a number of areas including: song writing, music business, production, education, events management and marketing, music journalism, performance. [-]

BA Specialization in Pedagogy: Playing a Musical Instrument and Solo Singing Focused on Education + Music Culture

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Education
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

Playing a Musical Instrument and Solo Singing Focused on Education is a bachelor degree study field in the frame of study programme Specialization in Pedagogy, organized in the form of double-subject-studies (available only in combination with the study field “Music Culture Focused on Education”) In the full-time form of study. [+]

Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in Europe 2017. Playing a Musical Instrument and Solo Singing Focused on Education is a bachelor degree study field in the frame of study programme Specialization in Pedagogy, organized in the form of double-subject-studies (available only in combination with the study field “Music Culture Focused on Education”) In the full-time form of study. Profile of graduates and their prospective employment: Graduates have acquired the knowledge of the elementary theory and practical skills of playing the chosen instrument(piano, organ and violin) or of solo singing. They have also gained professional knowledge of the history and repertoire of the chosen instrument / solo singing. They are prepared for studying the Master's degree programme “Playing a Musical Instrument and Solo Singing Focused on Teaching at Basic Artistic Schools”. Duration: 3 years (= 6 semesters/terms) Language: English Price per semester: 2000 EUR Organization of studies: Autumn/Winter term: 13 weeks from 3rd week of September + examination period Spring/Summer term: 13 weeks from 2nd week of February + examination period For more information concerning the study field, please, contact: Doc. Michal Chrobák, e-mail: michal.chrobak@uhk.cz Doc. PhDr. MgA. František Vaníček, Ph.D., e-mail: frantisek.vanicek@uhk.cz University of Hradec Králové Faculty of Education, Departmentof Music Admission procedure: Application deadline: 30th June (for starting studies in September) Completing of secondary school studies: the applicant must provide a certificate to prove that. The applicant is supposed to have a high level of voice performance or an advanced level of piano(organ) or violin playing. The applicant is supposed to provide a letter of motivation: his/her qualifications, instrumental/voice level, achievements, study motivations and expectations should be included. Applicants have to send: filled-in application form (https://www.uhk.cz/en-GB/PDF-international-students/Degree-programmes) to the e-mail petra.noskova@uhk.cz, a copy of their certificate of completing the secondary-level of education translated into English and verified by a notary, a letter of motivation in English (min. 3600 letters). The extent and contents of the entrance examination: A written letter of motivation is required, no additional entrance tests will be administered, no oral examination. Maximum possible rating: 100 points Minimum boundary for admission: 50 points All documents must be sent to the address of the International Relations Office: Ing. Petra Nosková University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Education, International Relations Office, Rokitanskeho 62, 50003 Hradec Kralove,Czech Republic and to the e-mail:petra.noskova@uhk.cz Important: We recommend to the applicants to prepare for the process of notification of secondary education (by the recognition authority in the Czech Republic); This notification is required for the matriculation. [-]

BA in Sound Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Rome

Sound is an essential, often distinctive ingredient in all communication processes and the sound designer is the one who is capable of combining professionalism with art to use all its forms of communication and production, composing incidental music, creating sound effects and electronic manipulations and building soundtracks for events, theatrical performances, shows, websites, sensorial marketing projects, art installations or presentations. The cinema, media, DVDs and CD Roms, advertising, multimedia installations, audio and video art, corporate events? there is no limit to the fields where sound designers work? and many of them are still developing now. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Sound now pervades through all things, and no form of modern communication is without it, from the subway to the internet, from radio to fashion, from video to advertising to the media in general. The sound designer is able to work with all types of sound communication and to produce soundtracks consisting of music, speech, sound effects and other electronic manipulations, using finished products (including but not limited to music) and tools to create sound – principally the computer, but also recording studios, mixers etc. The applications of sound design are infinite, with many still being actively developed, such as sound for the web; applications include cinema, media, dvd and cd-rom, advertising, installations, multimedia, audio and video art, company events and exhibitions. [-]

Bachelor in Music Production

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 42 months September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Study programme is carried out by two cooperating universities and the graduates are presented two diplomas: Bachelor (Hons) in Music Production diploma issued by University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom) and Bachelor of Music technologies and industry diploma issued by Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). [+]

Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in Europe 2017. Unique features Study programme is carried out by two cooperating universities and the graduates are presented two diplomas: Bachelor (Hons) in Music Production diploma issued by University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom) and Bachelor of Music technologies and industry diploma issued by Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). This aim of this international program is to equip contemporary music producers with everything they need in their successful professional career. Everything you learn is designed to help you to start your own successful career. You will create real life projects according to the on-going possibilities at the university (performing at live events, media compositions, music concerts). The course is mainly based on practice, thus you will study a broad range of topics – including composition structure, creating harmonies and melodies, enhancing recording skills in studio/ concert environment, mixing and mastering techniques, marketing skills – with the ultimate aim to create a successful music portfolio of your own innovative, professional compositions. On the BA (Hons) Music Production course, you will have the opportunity to produce your music using professional studio equipment (the worth of studio investment is 1 million Euros), and prepare your records to the industry standard. You will receive training on Logic Studio software, and use Avid Pro Tools, Ableton and Final Cut Pro. Our lecturers have professionally worked in media industry. Most of the staff is still involved in various activities of creative industries (composers, researches, technicians, video artists), so latest practice can be quickly incorporated into the course. Access Requirements High school diploma or equivalent degree and a proven capability to speak, read and write in English fluently, and PORTFOLIO. Portfolio Requirements The Portfolio is your opportunity to display your creativity, expertise and knowledge about music composition. Use your imagination when compiling your portfolio! The content should reflect originality, skills and your personality. Please make sure your portfolio adheres to the following requirements: 10-20 minutes of your own music composition. If you are also a singer, please include examples of your vocal performances. Please attach a written rationale of 200 words (1 x A4 page double-spaced) which explains the inspiration behind your work. All work in your entry portfolio should be recent (this means you should have completed it within the last 24 months) and must represent YOUR OWN ideas and work, and not infringe upon the copyright or intellectual property of other artists, authors or talent. All portfolios should be submitted as audio or video files on a CD or DVD. All other (text) digital submissions should be in PDF format. Competencies Acquired Graduates will be able: To create audio visual installation environments with reference to theory and practice in this area; To compose musical material using music technology software, hardware and the recording studio as creative tools; To appraise and utilise the technologies employed within various media workflows; To apply the principles of effective teamwork within a disciplined and professional environment; To administrate the processes within project development and its implementation while creating original works in the areas of sound recording and design, music technology and related media; To evaluate and contextualise creative output and working processes in presentation of individual work. Critically evaluate and contextualize music production, performance, cultural events and products, by using academic language. Career Opportunities Graduates of Music Production programme will be able: To pursue studies in Master’s programs within VMU or other universities; To become a freelance composer or music producer, sound designer; To work as an arranger, orchestrator; To become a recording engineer and work in TV, Radio or Freelance; To become a teacher in music production in the academic/ education system; To work on other positions in audiovisual media industry with emphasis on sound and music. Further Information On the BA (Hons) Music Production course, you will have an opportunity to work with professional music studio equipment and test it in practice. You will discover why particular choice of equipment is needed for certain projects. It will help you to answer the question what type of equipment you may need for your future career development. Collaboration and working on variety of creative projects will enhance both your technical and business skills. The covered study areas include: compositional and technical skills; research skills; exploration of the creative uses of sound manipulation; developing knowledge of critical and contextual language in relation to specific areas of music production, DJ practice and live performance; developing and understanding of recording skills; methodology in mixing and mastering; examination of industry marketing patterns and their successful application in your business model; creating your music promotion and marketing strategies; creating a functioning website with an end user in mind; initiation of a personal development plan. In Year 1, you will be introduced to the studio environment and peculiarities of music producer’s work (from general composition to the self-marketing). A special emphasis is put on your professional development and enhancing your music theory skills, that would liberate your creative expression choices in the upcoming years. Year 2 will focus on enhancing your style and building a professional portfolio. You will immerse in a variety of audiovisual art genres – soundtracks for films, audiovisual installation, and video clips. This will help you to find your own professional strengths as well as to compile a versatile portfolio for your future work references. Year 3 and 4 are designated to work towards your final degree as well as gain professional experience ‘on site’ in a production company or studio environment. The positions within these companies vary from a runner, digital editor, recording, mixing assistant, and they can be local or international. The last semester encourages you to work in an independent manner throughout a series of guided and highly individual projects. They may be included in personal portfolios and used for applications to national and international competitions. [-]

BA (Hons) in German and Drama

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

German and Drama is an ideal combination for those wanting to gain a broad cultural insight and practical skills with an international focus. [+]

BA (Hons) in German and Drama German and Drama enables you to learn the language and culture of Germany and German-speaking countries, alongside learning the practical skills and cultural insights of the dramatic arts. You gain a deeper understanding of German dramatists, such as Goethe and Brecht, and will also have the opportunity to combine the two subjects in your final-year dissertation. German is one of Europe's most important languages for business and culture. Worldwide, it is the second-most widely used language on the internet (W3Techs 2014). It is also frequently used as a second language in Eastern Europe, serving as a means of communication across international boundaries. Fluency in the German language, combined with knowledge of political and cultural developments in the German-speaking world, opens up career opportunities in many areas of Europe. Along with our other European language departments, German has native-speaker language assistants and state-of-the art computing and audio-visual facilities. Many classes are taught in German, and you have the opportunity to spend a year studying, teaching English or working in a German-speaking country. University of Kent Drama students are taught by leading performance practitioners and lecturers from all around the world. Our range of industry-standard facilities include studios, performance spaces and workshops. There is a diverse array of modules to choose from that incorporate a distinctive balance of practical and theoretical elements, allowing you to develop the skills and vision needed for employment in the creative industries and beyond. Consequently, our Drama and Theatre courses are among the most popular in the country with strong National Student Survey results every year. German and Drama is therefore an ideal combination for those wanting to gain a broad cultural insight and practical skills with an international focus. [-]

Music Production & Sound Engineering BA(Hons) Degree

dBs Music Berlin
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 Germany Berlin

Making music from day one, our Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree is for creative individuals who want to develop an extensive understanding of the creative process, experiment and innovate in music production and learn the craft of sound engineering. Working on recording, producing and mixing your own and others’ creative work, you will build comprehensive knowledge in industry standard tools and techniques. From here you will be pushed to explore and establish your own distinct and creative approach to music production. [+]

Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in Europe 2017. Experiment & innovate in music production and learn the craft of sound engineering. Making music from day one, our Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree is for creative individuals who want to develop an extensive understanding of the creative process, experiment and innovate in music production and learn the craft of sound engineering. Working on recording, producing and mixing your own and others’ creative work, you will build comprehensive knowledge in industry standard tools and techniques. From here you will be pushed to explore and establish your own distinct and creative approach to music production. COURSE LENGTH: 2 or 3 Years (30 weeks or 40 weeks) COURSE START DATE: Sept 2017 TERM TIME: Sept 2017 – July 2019/20 COURSE FEES: from €650 per month Total Annual Cost: €7200 - €10730 Academic Requirements If you have obtained any of the following qualifications and are aged 18 or over you are eligible to apply for any of our Degree Courses: A Level, Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Abitur, BTEC National Diploma, Scottish Highers, Diploma di Maturità, di Esame di Stato, Título de Bachillerato or other equivalents. Practical Requirements You have used some routing and recording techniques through a mixing desk or pre-amps into a computer or hardware-based recording device. You have a good familiarity with one of the main pieces of music technology computer software-packages such as Cubase, Logic, Pro-Tools, Reason, Ableton etc. You have already created audio pieces to a reasonable but not yet professional standard and can provide links or attach mp3s files to your application. Now Formal Qualifications? Don’t worry, you may still be able to apply for one of our courses. We will need to evaluate three things before helping to decide which course will be most appropriate for you: Your verbal and/or written communication skills in English Your subject knowledge Your practical experience Visa Requirements Citizens of EU countries or those with an EU passport, do not require a visa to study in Germany. For non-EU citizens, before you make your application we ask that you investigate the options for obtaining a visa for your country of origin. If you are made an offer to study with us, you will be required to show evidence of your visa before we can officially accept you on to the course. [-]