Top-Up BA (Hons) Theatre Arts - Full Time

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Length 1 Year
Site West Durrington Campus Map
Attendance Full time
Course Code FHBTHT

About this Course

(This course is validated by the University of Brighton and delivered by Northbrook College)


UCAS codes for 2017 entry:
Acting & Contemporary Theatre Making pathway: W440
Dance pathway: WW50
Musical Theatre pathway: WW31
Stage & Production Management pathway: WW53
Lighting & Sound Design & Realisation pathway: WW43
Production Design & Realisation pathway: WW40
Prop Making & Special Effects pathway: WW44
Costume Design & Realisation pathway: WW41
Make Up & Hair for Theatre & Media pathway: WW45


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The BA Theatre Arts is a one year Honours top-up course which provides the exciting opportunity for Drama, Dance, Technical, Design, Costume and Make Up students to progress to BA level through a unique combination of practical (70%) and academic study (30%).


The course takes place in the excellently equipped environment offered by The Southern Theatre Arts Centre. The focus of this challenging programme is the development of the student as an individual through the practice, study and exploration of theatre skills.


Collaborative theatre practice, pushing the creative potential of all theatre disciplines, is central to the philosophy of the course. Regular workshop and showcase productions enable students to develop their own skills to professional standards, preparing them for employment or postgraduate study.

 

Course Content

Induction - ‘Student Conference’ – workshops and seminars exploring the Northbrook resources and the themes underpinning the year’s journey. Experimental workshops enabling the students to develop a shared language and the relationships between disciplines and course groups


Specialist Discipline Practice – (1 & 2 20 credits each) – the opportunity for students to develop and refine their own personal practice over ten weeks with specialist tutor guidance


Collaborative Practice – (1 & 2 20 credits each) – the creation over 10 weeks of new work for theatre or media by student groups culminating in shows and events presented in The Northbrook Theatre and regional venues


Reporting Specialist Discipline Practice & Reporting Collaborative Practice - (10 credits each) – written reports analysing, evaluating and reflecting on specialist and collaborative practice


Dissertation – (20 credits) – 5,000 word extended essay


See Programme Specification

Progression/Career Path

Employment in the theatre and entertainment industry as performers, administrators, managers, technicians, designers and makers.


Appropriate post graduate studies including Theatre, Drama, Performing Arts, Stage Management or Theatre Design with merit/distinction profile PGCE.


Employers: BBC, Jane Law Costumiers, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Pinewood Studios, Glyndebourne Opera House, Unusual Rigging, ITV, Chichester Festival Theatre, Ambassador Theatres, Brighton Theatre Royal.......

Entry Requirements

Individual offers may vary. All students are invited to interview/audition and should have one of the following:


  • FdA in a theatre subject

  • HND in Theatre, Drama, Performing Arts, Stage Management or Theatre Design, with merit/distinction profile

  • An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall)


It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects. Alternative qualifications and industrial experience would be considered and discussed at interview.


It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects.


Interview Yes


Portfolio Yes - examples of own recent academic writing

What Past Students Say

"I came from a different country to study the BA at Northbrook. I was instantly welcomed with open arms from the wonderful tutors and my fellow peers. This year really strengthened my knowledge of theatre, and offered me the chance to collaborate with people studying in different fields than myself. furthermore it allowed me to understand clearly the direction and path I wanted to take my career in! Education wise, the most rich in all the years I had studied."
Conor Begley

Applications

Applications are to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting institution code: N41 and Institution code name: NBRK

Click here to open UCAS site

Click here for more information about how to apply.

Course Content

Induction - ‘Student Conference’ – workshops and seminars exploring the Northbrook resources and the themes underpinning the year’s journey. Experimental workshops enabling the students to develop a shared language and the relationships between disciplines and course groups


Specialist Discipline Practice – (1 & 2 20 credits each) – the opportunity for students to develop and refine their own personal practice over ten weeks with specialist tutor guidance


Collaborative Practice – (1 & 2 20 credits each) – the creation over 10 weeks of new work for theatre or media by student groups culminating in shows and events presented in The Northbrook Theatre and regional venues


Reporting Specialist Discipline Practice & Reporting Collaborative Practice - (10 credits each) – written reports analysing, evaluating and reflecting on specialist and collaborative practice


Dissertation – (20 credits) – 5,000 word extended essay


See Programme Specification

Progression/Career Path

Employment in the theatre and entertainment industry as performers, administrators, managers, technicians, designers and makers.


Appropriate post graduate studies including Theatre, Drama, Performing Arts, Stage Management or Theatre Design with merit/distinction profile PGCE.


Employers: BBC, Jane Law Costumiers, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Pinewood Studios, Glyndebourne Opera House, Unusual Rigging, ITV, Chichester Festival Theatre, Ambassador Theatres, Brighton Theatre Royal.......

Entry Requirements

Individual offers may vary. All students are invited to interview/audition and should have one of the following:


  • FdA in a theatre subject

  • HND in Theatre, Drama, Performing Arts, Stage Management or Theatre Design, with merit/distinction profile

  • An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall)


It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects. Alternative qualifications and industrial experience would be considered and discussed at interview.


It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects.


Interview Yes


Portfolio Yes - examples of own recent academic writing

What Past Students Say

"I came from a different country to study the BA at Northbrook. I was instantly welcomed with open arms from the wonderful tutors and my fellow peers. This year really strengthened my knowledge of theatre, and offered me the chance to collaborate with people studying in different fields than myself. furthermore it allowed me to understand clearly the direction and path I wanted to take my career in! Education wise, the most rich in all the years I had studied."
Conor Begley

Applications

Applications are to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting institution code: N41 and Institution code name: NBRK

Click here to open UCAS site

Click here for more information about how to apply.