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Creative & Performing Arts

UCAS Code: W430 Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Creative & Performing Arts at Liverpool Hope.

The Creative & Performing Arts degree gives you the opportunity to study across a range of disciplines including dance, drama, music, fine and applied arts. It is a mixture of critical studies and creative practice giving you the chance to develop your own performance, underpinned by the academic discipline of creative and critical thinking.

Based at the University’s Creative Campus, you will work alongside academics and practitioners from across the creative and performing arts. Most of all, you will engage with creative performance practices across disciplines including Dance, Drama and Music, according to your personal strengths.

This degree is ideal if your talents extend across several art forms and you are interested in exploring and developing your capacities in a range of interdisciplinary and vocational contexts. It brings together contemporary performance practices, dance, music, drama, and applied theatre and, apart from challenging you physically and intellectually, it is designed to develop critical debate and innovative practice, creativity and imagination, vision and knowledge.

Why choose this subject?

  • 92% of students were satisfied with the quality of the course (National Student Survey 2016).
  • 90% of students in work / study six months after finishing their degree (National Student Survey 2016).
  • The Department of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies features six dedicated performance spaces, two of these professional performance venues.
  • Students will work with expert academic and practical staff published in various fields.
  • You will study at an attractive city-centre campus with excellent facilities.
  • The City of Liverpool features an eclectic collection of arts and artists, and a thriving performing arts community.
  • There are opportunities to engage with an exciting range of venues, practices and creative ideas. 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Creative and Performing Arts at Liverpool Hope in our Creative and Performing Arts Subject Guides

 

Creative and Performing Arts Subject Guide 2016

Creative & Performing Arts Subject Guide 2017

 

 The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Creative & Performing Arts

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

 

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Dance

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Curriculum

The courses and topics available to study include:

Level C (Year One)

Foundations of Creative and Performing Arts

  • You will study Dance & Movement, Drama & Performance and Music & Sound in isolation, gaining fluency in theory and practice so as to develop an appreciation of the conceptual framework in which each exists.
  • Five weekly lectures providing you with a grounding in the principles and practitioners of the creative and performing arts.
  • Three weekly seminars to explore practically ideas discussed in the lectures.
  • In small groups you will have a weekly tutorial developing the themes of the lecture series and deepening your conceptual understanding of the various philosophical contexts in which the creative and performing arts function.

Level I (Year Two)

Explorations of Creative and Performing Arts

  • Emphasis on critical study of and interdisciplinarity between the creative and performing arts.
  • Choose which two of the three disciplines to focus on for the remainder of your undergraduate, creating work that combines different qualities of both.
  • Three weekly lectures and one weekly tutorial in which you are introduced to a select range of critical frameworks in your chosen two disciplines and are assessed on your ability to apply these to your own practice.
  • You will take part in four practical assessments divided between two themed ‘Project Weeks’ which are devised from your practical seminars.

Level H (Year Three)

Advanced studies in Creative and Performing Arts

  • Emphasis on you developing research-informed practice of a professional standard, drawing together your knowledge and skills accrued throughout the course.
  • Lectures and tutorials designed to develop you as a researcher within the creative and performing arts.
  • Practical seminars will help you develop a year-long performance project of your own devising, equipping you with the necessary practitioner skills to develop your own signature practice.
  • You will complete a dissertation of your own devising, with supervision from a member of staff.

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, applicants should normally be studying towards an A/A2 level in a relevant discipline and have relevant experience in another discipline; or a BTEC National Diploma or AVCE in Performing Arts.

Consideration will be given to those who do not have formal qualifications, but can demonstrate aptitude and passion for the programme’s content as well as the academic potential for the course.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.


Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Creative & Performing Arts is a BA Single Honours programme, UCAS code W430

Career Opportunities

The course acknowledges that the evolving landscape has generated new demands for global citizens and future employees. The skills and expertise Creative and Performing Arts students acquire throughout their three years of study are crucial, because it equips them to work in multi-professional teams and adopt holistic approaches to complex problems in such an evolving landscape. Students learn, from the outset, to understand the connectivity of forms, to innovate and to create their own work. This process is one of self-location and development; they map out an understanding of creative industries and the hybridity between them, from music production and filmmaking to the fusion of dance forms, digital forms and immersive or participatory theatre. For this reason they develop a belief in adaptability but also recognise the importance of forming projects and potentially employing others.

Graduates are formidable applicants for a very wide range of possible careers including museum and heritage participatory events officers, festival curators, musicians, music producers, teachers, small scale theatre and dance companies, community arts workers, theatre in education companies, regional Dance officers, arts journalists, academics and self-employed artists. 

Donna Redgrave (2010) founded RMD-Memory Matters, a company formed from her placements on the Advanced Community & Applied Drama course. Four months later (November 2010), she was shortlisted by the Morgan Foundation for the annual North-West Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Demi Blundell and Jessica Parker (2011) formed Wishing Well Theatre Company during their final year, with a focus on the well-being of hospice patients. They received a prize for their presentation to a business seminar run by Hope’s Business Gateway, and are currently being supported by a business mentor.

Further study opportunities include: MA or other postgraduate courses in various performance-based studies, including Hope’s MA by Creative Practice; training in music therapy; arts management courses.

 

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Creative & Performing Arts at Liverpool Hope.

The Creative & Performing Arts degree gives you the opportunity to study across a range of disciplines including dance, drama, music, fine and applied arts. It is a mixture of critical studies and creative practice giving you the chance to develop your own performance, underpinned by the academic discipline of creative and critical thinking.

Based at the University’s Creative Campus, you will work alongside academics and practitioners from across the creative and performing arts. Most of all, you will engage with creative performance practices across disciplines including Dance, Drama and Music, according to your personal strengths.

This degree is ideal if your talents extend across several art forms and you are interested in exploring and developing your capacities in a range of interdisciplinary and vocational contexts. It brings together contemporary performance practices, dance, music, drama, and applied theatre and, apart from challenging you physically and intellectually, it is designed to develop critical debate and innovative practice, creativity and imagination, vision and knowledge.

Why choose this subject?

  • 92% of students were satisfied with the quality of the course (National Student Survey 2016).
  • 90% of students in work / study six months after finishing their degree (National Student Survey 2016).
  • The Department of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies features six dedicated performance spaces, two of these professional performance venues.
  • Students will work with expert academic and practical staff published in various fields.
  • You will study at an attractive city-centre campus with excellent facilities.
  • The City of Liverpool features an eclectic collection of arts and artists, and a thriving performing arts community.
  • There are opportunities to engage with an exciting range of venues, practices and creative ideas. 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Creative and Performing Arts at Liverpool Hope in our Creative and Performing Arts Subject Guides

 

Creative and Performing Arts Subject Guide 2016

Creative & Performing Arts Subject Guide 2017

 

 The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Creative & Performing Arts

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

 

You may also be interested in...

Dance

Drama and Theatre Studies

Fine Art

Music

Curriculum

The courses and topics available to study include:

Level C (Year One)

Foundations of Creative and Performing Arts

  • You will study Dance & Movement, Drama & Performance and Music & Sound in isolation, gaining fluency in theory and practice so as to develop an appreciation of the conceptual framework in which each exists.
  • Five weekly lectures providing you with a grounding in the principles and practitioners of the creative and performing arts.
  • Three weekly seminars to explore practically ideas discussed in the lectures.
  • In small groups you will have a weekly tutorial developing the themes of the lecture series and deepening your conceptual understanding of the various philosophical contexts in which the creative and performing arts function.

Level I (Year Two)

Explorations of Creative and Performing Arts

  • Emphasis on critical study of and interdisciplinarity between the creative and performing arts.
  • Choose which two of the three disciplines to focus on for the remainder of your undergraduate, creating work that combines different qualities of both.
  • Three weekly lectures and one weekly tutorial in which you are introduced to a select range of critical frameworks in your chosen two disciplines and are assessed on your ability to apply these to your own practice.
  • You will take part in four practical assessments divided between two themed ‘Project Weeks’ which are devised from your practical seminars.

Level H (Year Three)

Advanced studies in Creative and Performing Arts

  • Emphasis on you developing research-informed practice of a professional standard, drawing together your knowledge and skills accrued throughout the course.
  • Lectures and tutorials designed to develop you as a researcher within the creative and performing arts.
  • Practical seminars will help you develop a year-long performance project of your own devising, equipping you with the necessary practitioner skills to develop your own signature practice.
  • You will complete a dissertation of your own devising, with supervision from a member of staff.

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, applicants should normally be studying towards an A/A2 level in a relevant discipline and have relevant experience in another discipline; or a BTEC National Diploma or AVCE in Performing Arts.

Consideration will be given to those who do not have formal qualifications, but can demonstrate aptitude and passion for the programme’s content as well as the academic potential for the course.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.


Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Creative & Performing Arts is a BA Single Honours programme, UCAS code W430

Career Opportunities

The course acknowledges that the evolving landscape has generated new demands for global citizens and future employees. The skills and expertise Creative and Performing Arts students acquire throughout their three years of study are crucial, because it equips them to work in multi-professional teams and adopt holistic approaches to complex problems in such an evolving landscape. Students learn, from the outset, to understand the connectivity of forms, to innovate and to create their own work. This process is one of self-location and development; they map out an understanding of creative industries and the hybridity between them, from music production and filmmaking to the fusion of dance forms, digital forms and immersive or participatory theatre. For this reason they develop a belief in adaptability but also recognise the importance of forming projects and potentially employing others.

Graduates are formidable applicants for a very wide range of possible careers including museum and heritage participatory events officers, festival curators, musicians, music producers, teachers, small scale theatre and dance companies, community arts workers, theatre in education companies, regional Dance officers, arts journalists, academics and self-employed artists. 

Donna Redgrave (2010) founded RMD-Memory Matters, a company formed from her placements on the Advanced Community & Applied Drama course. Four months later (November 2010), she was shortlisted by the Morgan Foundation for the annual North-West Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Demi Blundell and Jessica Parker (2011) formed Wishing Well Theatre Company during their final year, with a focus on the well-being of hospice patients. They received a prize for their presentation to a business seminar run by Hope’s Business Gateway, and are currently being supported by a business mentor.

Further study opportunities include: MA or other postgraduate courses in various performance-based studies, including Hope’s MA by Creative Practice; training in music therapy; arts management courses.

 

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Department: Drama, Dance and Performance Studies

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