Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts in Middle East

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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. 

From the Fertile Crescent to the birth of Judeo-Christian values, the Middle East is home to thousands of years of human history. As the study, students can get a deeply personal look at historic events and their modern day ramifications.

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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 Middle East 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 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 explore the practical and theoretical dimensions of performance within professional theatre, educational and community contexts. Although not an entirely vocational course, as a graduate you should be able to move directly into careers, or further training in, areas such as management, education, direction and production. The BA (Hons) Theatre course will also equip you with a range of transferable skills such as creative abilities, critical thinking, English and communication skills, self-confidence, self-awareness and considerable experience of teamwork. Special features The degree offers comprehensive insight into the creative work and professional practices of one of the UK’s leading producing theatres. The majority of student practical work will take place in a purpose-built educational facility which simulates the structure and working practices of the professional theatre. The practice-based elements of the course are strongly underpinned by critical components that emphasise the significance of textual analysis and research at all stages of the programme. The programme will develop your academic and research skills, prepare you for study at masters level and expand your experiences and outlook in relation to the world of theatre and the wider creative industries. Entry requirements 260 UCAS points from at least two, but preferably three, A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects, preferably including a drama, performance or literature-related subject. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English. You will be required to attend an interview as part of the application process. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

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... [+]

Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in Middle East 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 tutorials on a regular basis. Staff delivering the programme have excellent academic qualifications, industry links and are actively engaged in scholarly and research focused activities. Key staff have recognised higher educational training qualifications and awards and a proven record of achievement in teaching and learning. What you will learn You will study a range of modules that explore performance practically and theoretically. On this programme, you will develop critical, contextual and analytical skills that will be applied to a range of texts, practices and professional environments. The programme encourages the development of reflective practice and will prepare you for the professional environment. What you will study You will study the theory and practice of performance, engage in rehearsal observations, attend dress-rehearsals and visit plays in production, lead workshop groups and create performances for specific audiences. The programme requires you to complete five core modules: Research (20 credits), Text into Performance (20 credits), Street Arts (20 credits), Major Project (40 credits) and Professional Issues in Performance (20 credits). Entry requirements Appropriate foundation degree, HND or equivalent (i.e. 120 credits at HE4 and 120 credits at HE5 totalling 240 credits). Applicants will also be required to attend an interview. [-]

BA in Stage Management [Backstage Academy]

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

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 visits from guest speakers and master class seminars will be provided by industry professionals. International case studies and workshops, including opportunities to work on live projects as part of both practical modules and work placement will be provided. The University of Bolton and Backstage Academy have longstanding links with industry professionals and employers. Our courses are designed to address the current and future needs of employers nationally and globally, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects. In addition, our highly experienced programme staff are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. Our programme staff enjoy a well deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in their students’ progress. As teaching often takes place in small groups you are assured individual support and guidance at every stage. Special features Industry engagement and progression into careers within the industry – the course has been uniquely designed with the help of industry practitioners, thus ensuring graduates meet the growing needs of live events industry. It offers excellent, individual tutor support together with an engaging range of varied assessment techniques and valuable practical opportunities and placements via Backstage Academy Crew. World-class facilities and opportunities to engage with industry professionals and productions. Many of the seminars and workshops are delivered by acknowledged industry experts who pass on their experience and best practices to learners. What you will learn The Stage Management degree programme incorporates subject-specific modules based upon emerging job roles and industry practices, and reflects modern academic developments in delivering learning in a creative and engaging environment. You will be supported at every stage of your learning and development. What you will study Level 1 Core Modules: Academic and Professional Skills for the Live Events Industries; Backstage Technical Skills (Lighting, Sound, Staging & Video); Production Pre-Planning and Rehearsal; Production Realisation; Events and Festival Stage Management; Film and TV Location Work. Level 2 Core modules: Research and Professional Skills for Events Studies; Advanced Stage Management Techniques; Production Planning and Realisation; Event Production Management; Industry Practice and Professional Development. At level 2 creative, managerial and problem-solving skills are developed so you can learn to apply the underpinning knowledge gained at level 1 in a Stage Management industry workplace context. The focus of level 2 is to prepare you for your role in managing a range of pre-production and production roles and functions. Level 3 Core modules: Integrated Music and Live Events Production Business; Showtime Applied Project Management; Event Logistics; Work Related Project; Major Project. Throughout your programme you will be encouraged to reflect on the development of your academic and professional skills and make recommendations for self-improvement. Specifically this ability to appraise your performance and set targets will be developed and assessed in show and production management. This will equip you with the personal and professional skills to understand careers in tour and production or venue management. Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 260 UCAS points from at least two, but preferably three A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics and science. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). Applications from mature students with no formal qualifications may be considered where those individuals have considerable work experience. Applicants will be required to produce a portfolio, attend an interview and take a diagnostic assessment. [-]

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

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

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... [+]

Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in Middle East 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 world of brand experiential, leisure and art project design and build). The family of companies also include Brilliant Stages in Hitchin (whose clients include Robbie Williams, Take That and Muse) and scenic solutions company Perry Scenic (The Killers, Rammstein and Goldfrap) based in Dudley. All this means that with hard work and the right attitude you will gain valuable contacts and insight into the live events production industries. As well as traditional lectures, seminars, examinations and tutors your learning will be enhanced with visits from guest speakers and master class seminars from industry professionals. International case studies and workshops, including opportunities to work on live projects as part of both practical modules and work placement will be provided. The University of Bolton and Backstage Academy have longstanding links with industry professionals and employers. Our courses are designed to address the current and future needs of employers nationally and globally, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects. In addition, our highly experienced programme staff are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. Our programme staff enjoy a well-deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in their students’ progress. As teaching often takes place in small groups you are assured individual support and guidance at every stage. Special features Industry engagement and progression into careers within the industry – the course has been uniquely designed with the help of industry practitioners, thus ensuring graduates meet the growing needs of the live events production sector. It offers excellent, individual tutor support together with an engaging range of varied assessment techniques and valuable practical opportunities and placements via Backstage Academy Crew. World-class facilities, industry partnerships and opportunities to engage with industry professionals and productions. Acknowledged industry experts who pass on their experience and best practices to learners deliver much of the seminars and workshops. What you will study Level 1 Core Modules: Academic and Professional Skills for the Live Events Industries; Concept Design; Staging; Live Sound; Lighting; Live Visuals. Level 2 Core modules: Research and Professional Skills for Events Studies; Entertainment Networks and Show Control; Production Planning and Realisation; Event Production Management; Industry Placement and Career Development. At level 2 technical, managerial and logistical skills are developed so you can learn to apply the underpinning knowledge gained at level 1 in a Live Events workplace context. The focus of level 2 is to prepare you for your role in managing a range of pre-production and production functions. Level 3 Core modules: The Music Business; Production Planning and Management; Event Logistics; Work Related Project; Major Project. Throughout your programme you will be encouraged to reflect on the development of your academic and professional skills and make recommendations for self-improvement. Specifically this ability to appraise your performance and set targets will be developed and assessed in live events production scenarios (including production and venue management). This will equip you with the personal and professional skills to plan and develop your career in a range of live events scenarios. Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 260 UCAS points from at least two, but preferably three A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics and science. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). Applications from mature students with no formal qualifications may be considered where those individuals have considerable work experience. Applicants will be required to produce a portfolio, attend an interview and take a diagnostic assessment. [-]

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 [+]

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 [-]