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The Creative and 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, Fine and Applied Arts, 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.
The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.
Why choose this subject?
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The standard offer level is a minimum of 300 UCAS points, including a minimum of two A/A2 levels or equivalent. 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.
Creative and Performing Arts is a BA Single Honours programme, UCAS code W430
Creative industries are the fastest-growing sector of the UK economy, and account for some 7% of global GDP (currently rising annually by 10%). Our graduates work across the creative sector, in areas such as community arts, theatre, TV and film, arts management and public relations. Increasingly, graduates are making their presence felt in the rapidly expanding field of Healing Arts.
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: a PGCE in Performing Arts (Liverpool Hope offers the only PGCE Performing Arts course in the country); MA or other postgraduate courses in various performance-based studies, including Hope’s MA by Creative Practice; training in music therapy; arts management courses.