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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

Duration1 year

Awarded ByThe University of Central Lancashire.

Location ByBurnley College

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About the course

Students will study a range of topics designed to expand their current performance skills to prepare them to work in theatre, community performance settings or in education. Students 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. Students 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 students 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. Students are encouraged to work extensively with outside agencies, workplaces and community groups to manage and organise their 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

Duration1 year

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Awarded ByThe University of Central Lancashire.

Location ByBurnley College

Start Date/s

06/09/2021

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

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

Additional Details

Equipment Supplied

We have an industry standard performance theatre, dance studio and fitness studio. The department provides access to high-spec video cameras, changing facilities, ballet barres, acro equipment and PCs/laptops for theory lessons.

Extra curricular activities

Opportunities include Musical Theatre & Dance enrichment with students from other courses. Past visits have included: Theatre trips to London's West End, community projects and visits to local touring theatre companies. You will also benefit from a wide range of guest speakers to enrich the curriculum.

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