Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Performing Arts in United Kingdom

Compare BA Programs in Performing Arts in United Kingdom 2017

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. 

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

Top Bachelor of Arts Programs in Performing Arts in United Kingdom 2017

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BA (Hons) in Live Visual Design and Production

Backstage Academy
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Wakefield

Specially designed to move with the trends of modern events, the Backstage Academy Live Visual Design and Production BA (Hons) course is widely regarded as a trailblazer within the live events industry. [+]

Best Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Performing Arts in United Kingdom 2017. Specially designed to move with the trends of modern events, the Backstage Academy Live Visual Design and Production BA (Hons) course is widely regarded as a trailblazer within the live events industry. Live production is an increasingly prominent market, and our full-time, three-year course has been sculpted alongside high ticket industry firms such as d3 Technologies, FIX8Group, Green Hippo, PRG XL Video and Panasonic in order to nurture promising students into industry-ready professionals. The course leader is none other than Shannon Harvey, an inspiring US-born industry stalwart whose client list includes brands such a Louis Vuitton, Heineken, Jaguar and Nike, working on projects that continue to take him around the world. His knowledge, vision and infectious passion for the future of visual production makes this course truly unique, presenting students with a conveyor belt of new challenges in line with the ever-changing landscape of the professional industry. Alongside their studies, students are afforded the chance to live the life of a successful visual production professional, and should expect to travel themselves during their time at Backstage Academy. In fact, course projects and paid placements have taken students as far as Prague and Taiwan in recent months and plans are afoot for more international work experience in 2016. Alongside the incredible opportunities this course offers during your years with us, Backstage Academy is all too aware of the importance of the end goal and pride ourselves on nurturing highly... [-]

BA (Hons) Songwriting

ICMP - The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom London

The ICMP’s BA (Hons) Songwriting degree has been developed by music industry writers and producers, and provides students with a unique opportunity to develop their songwriting skills alongside talented artists and industry professionals. [+]

The ICMP’s BA (Hons) Songwriting degree has been developed by music industry writers and producers, and provides students with a unique opportunity to develop their songwriting skills alongside talented artists and industry professionals. Course Overview The course is industry-led and practically focused. It is designed for those who want to be professional songwriters. It provides an opportunity for intensive and practical study in songwriting while expanding your creative repertoire, extending your knowledge of the music business, and deepening your understanding of the history and culture of songwriting. On this course, you will benefit from: industry-style ‘Artist and Repertoire’ (A&R) feedback personalised to your individual writing goals; weekly performance classes to showcase your material with a professional band; a wide range of studio-based applications and recording skills tailored for songwriters; opportunities to co-write songs to real music industry briefs with expert feedback and tuition; opportunities to deepen your knowledge of reading, writing and arranging music; and an opportunity to enhance your creative practice by exploring music cultures and contexts through a dissertation research project. Additionally, students on the BA (Hons) Songwriting degree will be offered many chances to undertake collaborative work, both with other ICMP programmes in London and alongside a range of professional organisations. These opportunities, offered in addition to the curriculum, provide a fantastic chance for students to build their showreels and networks. In the third year of the course, students benefit from a mentorship scheme with an established industry practitioner, providing an opportunity to study and deepen your... [-]

BA Honours in Commercial Music

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

The Commercial Music degree has been designed both to reflect the changing demands of global music industries, and to produce graduates who can shape those industries going forward. The degree offers you the opportunity to learn, practice and experiment with the artistic and business strategies in today’s music industry. The development and delivery of the course is guided by advice from leading music industry figures, and draws on producers, musicians and business people for its teaching staff. [+]

Best Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Performing Arts in United Kingdom 2017. The Commercial Music degree has been designed both to reflect the changing demands of global music industries, and to produce graduates who can shape those industries going forward. The degree offers you the opportunity to learn, practice and experiment with the artistic and business strategies in today’s music industry. The development and delivery of the course is guided by advice from leading music industry figures, and draws on producers, musicians and business people for its teaching staff. The University of Westminster has a strong reputation and links with leading popular music centres around the world, and the amazing success of our staff and alumni networks remains one of the core strengths in our provision of opportunities for our graduates. The course prepares you to take on leading roles in the development of the music industries, and encourages you to focus all your energies into understanding the music industries from every angle, maximising your career potential. It also equips you with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. Course content Our music courses are based at our state-of-the-art Harrow Campus, one of the main media education campuses in Europe, where facilities include 12 professional recording studios, a new teaching recording studio, and an array of television, post-production, radio, film, video and multimedia facilities. Since its inception in 1993, the course has developed with engagement and input from industry, and our main aims are to... [-]

BA Film and Drama (Hons)

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

Our modules cover film theory, history and practice, from the basics of form and style at Stage 1 to exploring topics including national cinemas, animation, cognition and emotion, fantasy and pulp film. Academic modules can be combined with innovative and creative practical study, including modules such as film criticism... [+]

BA Film and Drama (Hons) We are one of the three major universities in the UK for film studies, and one of the most highly regarded departments in Europe. Film at Kent engages with cinema's rich scope and history, from silent classics and mainstream Hollywood to world cinema and the avant-garde. We have a thriving film culture, with 10-20 films screened on our courses each week, the Gulbenkian Cinema (the regional arts cinema) based on campus and a lively student film society. Our modules cover film theory, history and practice, from the basics of form and style at Stage 1 to exploring topics including national cinemas, animation, cognition and emotion, fantasy and pulp film. Academic modules can be combined with innovative and creative practical study, including modules such as film criticism. Drama at Kent is 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 exciting modules to choose from that incorporate a distinctive balance of practical and theoretical elements. This allows 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. In 2014, the University opened a new 62-seat cinema named after the pioneering female film director Ida Lupino, which students can enjoy as part of their experience during their studies. The... [-]

BA (Hons) in Comparative Literature and Film

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

In Comparative Literature, you have the opportunity to study texts ranging from Classical Antiquity to the present day in English translation, including works by such famous authors as Homer, Ovid, Dante, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Flaubert, Proust and Kafka, as well as British classics such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Joyce and Woolf. [+]

Best Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Performing Arts in United Kingdom 2017. BA (Hons) in Comparative Literature and Film In Comparative Literature, you have the opportunity to study texts ranging from Classical Antiquity to the present day in English translation, including works by such famous authors as Homer, Ovid, Dante, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Flaubert, Proust and Kafka, as well as British classics such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Joyce and Woolf. Studying Comparative Literature provides you with a broad international perspective on literary history, literary movements and literary genres. You compare literary themes and figures across different cultural backgrounds, and explore the impact of other art forms on literary works and vice versa. For example, you also study literary adaptations of films. Film at Kent engages with cinema's rich scope and history, from silent classics and mainstream Hollywood to world cinema and the avant-garde. We have a thriving film culture, with 10-20 films screened on our courses each week, the Gulbenkian Cinema (the regional arts cinema) based on campus and a lively student film society. In 2014, the University opened a new 62-seat cinema named after the pioneering female film director Ida Lupino, which students can enjoy as part of their experience during their studies. The Lupino has state-of-the-art digital projection and sound, and has been created to provide an intimate atmosphere for film viewing. This degree programme enables you to develop a multidisciplinary appreciation of the arts, covering theory, history and practice that crosses disciplines and cultures. [-]

​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... [-]

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. [+]

Best Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Performing Arts in United Kingdom 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... [-]

BA (Hons) Creative Songwriting

DIME ONLINE
Online Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2018 United Kingdom Hassocks + 1 more

The BA (Hons) Creative Songwriting course enables students to develop a diverse and industry-relevant set of songwriting skills. You will generate songs that are suitable for a wide range of formats and create an appropriate songwriting portfolio. [+]

BA (Hons) Creative Songwriting Introduction The BA (Hons) Creative Songwriting course enables students to develop a diverse and industry-relevant set of songwriting skills. You will generate songs that are suitable for a wide range of formats and create an appropriate songwriting portfolio. Under the guidance and supervision of internationally recognised leaders in the field, the course aims to produce graduates who are conversant with the mechanisms of the modern music industry and can demonstrate a creative and industry-relevant approach to their craft. Your practical studies will be underpinned by research and writing skills and you will reflect critically on your practice. Participation in projects will help you to contextualise your work within a wider arena, enabling you to identify, forge and nurture many new career opportunities. 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... [-]

BA in Global Popular Music

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London

The BA Global Popular Music offers a unique programme that allows students to focus on popular and contemporary music styles and cultures in global perspective. [+]

Best Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Performing Arts in United Kingdom 2017. BA in Global Popular Music Programme Code: W301 Subjects Preferred: Three A levels or equivalent with BBB (or equivalent); Music A level is NOT required. Start of programme: September 2015 Mode of Attendance: Full-time The BA Global Popular Music offers a unique programme that allows students to focus on popular and contemporary music styles and cultures in global perspective. The degree includes regional courses that build on the expertise of SOAS staff in music in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, world music performance, practical skills courses in multimedia, approaches to the study of popular music, and opportunities for directed independent study projects on topics ranging from K-Pop to hip-hop, Latin to Rai. The programme leads into careers and vocational pathways including arts management, festival administration and curating, music journalism, teaching, performing and composing, album production, and management and consultancy within the music industry in Europe, Asia and Africa. Structure Year 1 You will take six introductory courses plus one unit of open option courses. Year 1 compulsory courses: Global Pop - 155800089 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 Music and Culture - 155800060 (0.5 Unit) - full year Performance 1b - 155800062 (0.5 Unit): full year Sounds and Cultures - 155800071 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 Studying Popular Music - 155800090 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 Year 1 Optional Course: Great Works: recordings, objects, films -158100003 (0.5 unit) or Performance 1a - 155800061 (0.5 Unit) - full year... [-]

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... [+]

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... [-]

BA (Hons) Drama and English and American Literature

University of Kent, School of English
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. [+]

Best Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Performing Arts in United Kingdom 2017. BA (Hons) Drama and English and American Literature Overview 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. 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. Programme aims The programme aims to: produce... [-]

BA in Drama

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

BA (Hons) Drama provides you with an understanding of the histories, practices, contexts and theories of drama, theatre and performance. [+]

BA in Drama

BA (Hons) Drama provides you with an understanding of the histories, practices, contexts and theories of drama, theatre and performance. This is balanced and supported by practical explorations, the acquisition of a range of performance techniques and the creation of live performance events. An engagement with the processes and practices of theatre-making is an important and integral part of our curriculum, and develops you as confident, versatile and exciting practitioners.To support this, we offer a stimulating environment for drama students. Our outstanding facilities include two dedicated drama centres, complete with a flexible black-box performance space, and our Mumford Theatre, a full-size receiving house for professional touring companies.A proportion of our course is aimed at facilitating your creative development and integrates practice and theory. Experiential learning or 'learning through doing' is fostered through workshop and laboratory-based practical exploration, where you can actively participate in the processes of theatre-making and performance in groups and individually.You will have the opportunity to develop technical and production skills, with specialist staff training you and supporting this work. This practical exploration is balanced with screenings, seminars and tutorials that encourage critical engagement with experiential learning. Our department regularly stages theatrical works, involving you in both on and off-stage roles. In recent years these have included staging works by a wide range of playwrights, from William Shakespeare, to Caryl Churchill, Howard Barker and Sarah Kane. You will engage with devising performance works and these have been staged at The Junction in Cambridge, a professional... [-]


BA Music - Classical (Hons)

Leeds College of Music
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

It takes hard work and initiative to make it in today's fast-moving music industry – which is why the BA (Hons) Classical pathway at Leeds College of Music focuses on equipping you with the tools and experience required to sustain a portfolio career. [+]

BA Music - Classical (Hons)WHY LEEDS?It takes hard work and initiative to make it in today's fast-moving music industry – which is why the BA (Hons) Classical pathway at Leeds College of Music focuses on equipping you with the tools and experience required to sustain a portfolio career. Built around a mixture of one-to-one tuition, small-ensemble work and seminars, this is a contemporary, highly performance-based course. Whether you choose to specialise in Classical or combine it with any of our other pathways – Jazz, Popular Music or Music Production – you will develop into a fine specialist performer or composer with the commercial skills to earn a living in a highly competitive field.THE COURSEWith access to the Conservatoire's own concert hall (The Venue) and Recital Room, numerous ensembles and the Jazz, Popular and Production communities, your opportunities to perform – and to have your compositions performed – are unlimited. Your core skills – theory, harmony, composing and orchestration, etc. – are developed through themed projects, and in your second and third year you focus on your strengths, with options ranging from Music and Ideology to Composition and Production for the Moving Image, and Musical Direction. There is a strong concentration on preparing you for life after graduation, with modules designed to introduce you to the creative industries, expand on your business and marketing skills and enhance essential personal skills such as project management – and in your final year you undertake a substantial independent project in Community Music, Music Journalism... [-]


M Sound for Games and Apps

dBs Music UK
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bristol Pool Plymouth + 2 more

Here at dBs Music, we are always striving to be out of the ordinary, providing our students with something special and unique. The newest addition to our range of advanced level courses is truly groundbreaking and the first of its kind in the UK; a brand new, state-of-the-art games sound design course created to meet the demand of the rapidly expanding multi-billion pound games and apps industry. [+]

Here at dBs Music, we are always striving to be out of the ordinary, providing our students with something special and unique. The newest addition to our range of advanced level courses is truly groundbreaking and the first of its kind in the UK; a brand new, state-of-the-art games sound design course created to meet the demand of the rapidly expanding multi-billion pound games and apps industry. Gone are the days when game sounds were only beeps and tones (think Pac Man circa 1980), game audio has grown to be a genre in its own right, on par with movie and TV soundtracks – in fact, since 2010 the Ivor Novello awards have included a category for best original video game score. There is also the opportunity to go on to study at Masters level too. Delivery This intense but flexible course is delivered by a mix of leading industry professionals, academics and experts in the field of audio education, providing the optimum balance of teaching, hands-on work and real industry experience to prepare students for the exciting world of game sound and audio. What's covered Techniques and technologies covered include in-depth studies of sound design, sound implementation, audio programming, the creation of surround sound, composing musical scores for games as well as the emerging models of audio development in the fast-moving industry. We warned you that it was intense! Exceptional Partnership This course is in partnership with the University of St Mark & St John – students will have... [-]

BA (Hons) in Stage Management

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

Final selection for entry to the BA (Hons) Stage Management is made of the basis of an interview. [+]

BA (Hons) in Stage Management

Final selection for entry to the BA (Hons) Stage Management is made of the basis of an interview.

Candidates who are successful at interview are usually expected to gain a minimum of 240 UCAS Tariff points, or equivalent qualifications, prior to entry. Equivalent qualifications include Scottish Highers, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate, WBQ, International Baccalaureate, Advanced GNVQ, AVCE or Advanced Diploma (Level 3) and recognised international qualifications. However, the minimum conditions attached to any offer of a place are based on individual applications/interviews, and will often be higher than the minimum requirements stated above.... [-]