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Performing Arts, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) Chester, United Kingdom
The Performing Arts course at the University of Chester invites you to explore performance from a variety of angles, encompassing dance, drama and interactive performance – not just as separate subjects, but allowing you to work at the intersection between them. As you progress, you will define your own specialism to make you a well-rounded, multidisciplinary performer.
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Why study this course with us?

  • The Performing Arts course at the University of Chester is taught by a knowledgeable group of staff who come from a wide variety of performance backgrounds, which will enable you to draw from a wide variety of skillsets and knowledge bases in order to help craft your own niche in this field.
  • While the course will focus on live performance in dance and drama, you will also learn about interactivity and the use of technology in performance, using the latest software and hardware.

Job prospects

The course is designed to produce multi-skilled, employable graduates who are able to work in many areas across the performing arts industries, as well as in other professions. The department has an impressive record on employability, our focus being on graduate skills throughout.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 84 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Modules include:
  • Studio Practices 1
  • Introduction to Digital Performance
  • Introduction to Physical and Vocal Techniques
  • Introduction to the Study of Performanc
  • Performance and Technology.
  • Performance Practice
  • Dance Making and Choreography
  • Studio Practices 2
  • Somatic Movement Practices
  • Dance Teaching and Professional Development
  • Urban and Street Dance
  • Applied Practices
  • Interpretation: performing through text
  • Theoretical Study
  • Movement and Voice for Performers
  • Site Specific Practices
  • Live Art
  • Interactive Intermedia Performance
  • Performing Musical Theatre
  • Pedagogy and Policy
  • Screendance
  • Creative Practice
  • Emerging Dance Ensemble: Studio towards performance
  • Actors Workshop.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • UCAS points - 112
  • GCE A-level - 112 UCAS points from GCE A Levels or equivalent. Typical offer - BCC/BBC. One required: Drama, Drama and Theatre St., Performing Arts, Performance St.
  • BTEC - BTEC Extended Diploma (Performing Arts): DMM, BTEC Diploma (Performing Arts): D*D*.
  • I.B - 26 with 5 in HL Theatre Arts.
  • OCR - OCR National Extended/Diploma plus one of the GCE A Level from above.
  • Maximum of 8 UCAS points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Bacc. and A Level Gen. St. will be recognised. A combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs will be considered.
  • Audition involving group workshop.
  • If you do not meet the requirements, you can be accepted provided you impress at the auditions.
  • IELTS - 6 with no score less than 5.5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12450 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Chester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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