Validated by University of West London.
In addition to participating in modules such as, Contemporary Musical Theatre, Classical Acting and Performance for Media, you will work with professional directors, work within fringe theatre and have the opportunity to participate in other shows. Likewise, a research-informed and practical-based dissertation will ensure you leave us with a marketable professional piece of work of your own. The focus of this degree course provides performers with a broad range of skills and disciplines required to work in this industry.
Location of study: Kingston College (Kingston Hall Road and CIC – Creative Industries Centre)
Awarding body: University of West London
Course duration: 3 Years Full Time
Academic year dates: 9 September 2019 until 01 July 2020
Days of the week: You will be expected to attend for 3 days a week, Including evenings for rehearsals and performances.
Timetables: Timetables are normally available one month before registration. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the course leader.
Auditions will comprise a workshop, and performance of a contemporary monologue (2 minutes) and a classic monologue (2 minutes) of your choice.
Mature students with relevant experience may also be considered.
Maths and English GCSEs at grade C or above are also required.
References from an official email address (ie. NOT Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) This can be from your previous institution if you were a student in the last 4 years or from a line manager if you are currently working.
Suitable applicants will be invited to interview, where they will be required to further demonstrate their suitability for the course through auditioning.
Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning or experience:
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at level 5 or level 6. For further information please visit our Credit Transfer page. Other qualifications and relevant work experience may also count for academic credit. Further information is available at our Accreditation of Prior Learning page
Students can enter or complete their studies at all levels of the programme. APL entry is possible at Level 5/6. Students with criteria mapped HND’s, HNC’s, and foundation degrees can enter at the appropriate level after a successful outcome at audition/interview.
International students must possess qualifications equivalent to Level 3 study in the UK to apply for HE courses. Please be aware that this may mean we suggest an alternative course for you.
Portfolios can be submitted electronically if required.
Skype interviews may be possible – please contact HE Admissions to arrange.
Audition via Skype or recorded video may be possible – please contact HE Admissions to arrange.
In addition to participating in modules such as, Contemporary Musical Theatre, Classical Acting and Performance for Media. In the final year of the BA, you will work with professional directors, work within fringe theatre and have the opportunity to participate in other shows. Likewise, a research informed and practical –based dissertation will ensure you leave us with a marketable professional piece of work of your own. The focus of this degree course provides performers with a broad range of skills and disciplines required to work in this industry.
Level 4 Modules taught are as follows:
Level 5 Modules taught are as follows:
Level 6 Modules taught are as follows:
You are taught through a combination of lectures and practicals. In addition, you have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor. You will use industry-standard equipment and have access to labs and library facilities throughout your course.
When not attending lectures, seminars and other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, the Undergraduate Centre, and our computer laboratories.
The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark;
All assessment are spread across the year to make the workload manageable. The course work will be based on e.g. practical write ups.
Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning, and assessment activity, While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.
Our Academic Support Team provides help in the following areas:
Our Student Support Services help students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, demonstrators and technical officers.
Fees: For the academic year 2019-20 the tuition fees for this course are:
The following course-related costs are included in the fees:
The following course-related costs are not included in the fees:
Accommodation and living costs are not included in the fees: This information can be obtained from our Accommodation page.
Sources of financial support: You may be eligible to apply for additional support. Details can be obtained from our Money to Study page.
Bursaries, scholarships and prizes: The College also provides a number of scholarships and prizes for undergraduate students, for which you may be eligible to apply. Some of these are available to students on any course, and some have specific conditions. You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support, along with their value and application deadlines, at our Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes page.
Career options include: