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Community Theatre and Performance (Top Up)

Top-Up Degree • Level 6

Community Theatre and Performance (Top Up)

Top-Up Degree • Level 6

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA5144

UCAS CodeCI01

Study ModeFull-Time Study

DurationThis course lasts one year.

Awarded ByThis course is awarded by The University of Central Lancashire.

Location ByBurnley College

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About the course

You will study a range of topics designed to expand your current performance skills and prepare you to work in theatre, community performance settings or in education. You will learn how to plan and facilitate workshops to a chosen demographic which includes relevant learning theory as well as practical skills and techniques. The course provides opportunities to work in community settings including a 10 week placement of your choosing, which could be in education, retirement facilities, working with people with disabilities or in a prison setting. You will create a performance project as an ensemble and tour this to a community setting and the course culminates in a final performance project where you have full creative control of the planning, devising and delivery which builds the skills necessary to be able to work in the industry as a Community Theatre Practitioner. You will be encouraged to work extensively with outside agencies, workplaces and community groups to manage and organise performances and workshops throughout the year. The course is delivered by Burnley College subject specialists and is aimed at students who have completed their foundation degree or are completing the second year of their university course in a related subject. Students who have completed this course have gone on to work in education as drama or dance teachers, own their own production companies or are working as freelance community arts practitioners.

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA5144

UCAS CodeCI01

Study ModeFull-Time Study

DurationThis course lasts one year.

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Awarded ByThis course is awarded by The University of Central Lancashire.

Location ByBurnley College

Entry requirements

Students who wish to enrol at Stage 2 (levels 5, 6). The standard entry requirement is a Foundation Degree in a Theatre or Performance related discipline, HND in a Theatre or Performance related discipline or a Higher Apprenticeship in a Theatre or Performance based discipline. Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.

Modules

The modules studied on this course include Community and Professional Practice, The Community Theatre and Performance Practitioner, Applied Theatre and Performance and Final Major Project.

Assessment

By their very nature, Creative Arts courses are highly vocational and combine both academic activities with practice and experience. Assessment is used both to determine results and to assist students to develop. Assessment methods are varied, including creative expansion and performance, essays, portfolios, journals, case studies, reports, individual and group presentations and leading workshops. Students will be assessed on their conduct in practical sessions throughout the duration of the course.

Careers & Progression

Graduates of this course have found success working in education as drama, dance or performing arts teachers having completed teacher training courses. Other students own their own production companies or are working as freelance community arts practitioners.

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Equipment Supplied

You will have access to industry standard performance and rehearsal spaces. The department also provides access to high-spec video cameras, changing facilities, ballet barres, acro equipment and PCs/laptops for theory lessons.

Extra curricular activities

You will have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of trips and visits. Trips include an overnight London Theatre visit with two West End shows and a professional workshop, visits to professional theatre productions across the North West, practical workshops with working industry professionals, involvement in community theatre projects and a three night stay in London to attend ‘Move It!’ one of the world’s biggest dance conventions. We offer additional training with our Dance Academy and Musical Theatre Academy facilitated by our tutors, providing further creative and performance opportunities. You will also benefit from a wide range of guest speakers to enrich the curriculum.

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