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BA (Hons)Applied Performance (Community and Education)

Birmingham City University United Kingdom, Birmingham
Tuition fee £12,000.00 per year
Course code W490
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Transform your interest in applied drama and develop the skill, knowledge and confidence to take on a career in applied performance. Our BA (Hons) Applied Performance degree focuses on community and education, teaching you to develop workshops, engage with communities and excel within the delivery of theatre in education.

Part of one of only 18 schools accredited by Drama UK, this course will prepare you for an exciting, creative career as an Applied Performance practitioner.

Through our BA (Hons) Applied Performance (Community and Education) programme you’ll have the opportunity to develop your artistic practice. This course allows you to specialise within your own area of interest, giving you the chance to craft your future.

Throughout the course you will regularly work with participants and communities in both formal and informal settings. Through experiential learning you will transform yourself from student to practitioner, working in partnership with your tutor, who will aid you to identify and undertake the roles of a director, performance maker and facilitator. We bring in an eclectic range of artists and companies to deliver workshops and seminars, giving you the chance to experience different styles and forms, all to inform your own practice.

You’ll join your course mates in forming a professional company, where you will work collectively. Within this company you will be expected to undertake individual roles and responsibilities, developing your professional abilities.

Professional practice is at the core of this programme’s delivery. With strong industry links and on-going relationships with educational and community based organisations, we aim to prepare you thoroughly for a career in applied performance.

At Birmingham School of Acting we believe that making and applying performance with social and political objectives has the potential to have a significant impact on the lives of individuals and communities. We use performance as a tool to raise awareness, inform, educate, empower, and instigate change and as a method of intervention.

As an emerging practitioner we will supply you with artistic space, autonomy and choice. With a primary focus on performance you will explore cultural discourses, developing an understanding of the awareness of critical reflection.

Career opportunities

The high-level of training we offer will pave the way for your future creative career. Recent graduate success includes Katie Finch, who works as a Learning Assistant with Frantic Assembly and Alison Hanson who has taken on work as the Early Years Officer for Birmingham REP Theatre. In addition to this our graduate Bethan Ball completed a paid internship with The Birmingham Hippodrome and Kim Allsopp has been offered work with both the Playhouse Theatre Company and Birmingham REP Theatre.

Graduate employment is very important to us, which is why we have developed our own company. Outspoken has been designed to employ graduates and give current students further professional experiences.

Outspoken’s first piece of work was Heterophobia – a piece of work which aimed to challenge young people’s preconceptions around issues of sexuality. The performance was programmed by Birmingham Hippodrome.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States