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Dance and Drama BA Hons (Drama) with Kingston University London

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 10

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

The BA (Hons) Dance and Drama degree at Edinburgh College is an intensive industry training course delivered by Kingston University. Challenge your drama and dance potential as you emerge yourself in the art of acting through critical performance techniques. This is a university-level course that will ensure you are prepared to an industry-standard to progress into a career as a portfolio artist.

You will develop a range of transferable skills to equip you for the demands of a competitive world. Actors and performers have a massive influence on society and this course aims to show you how you can become a part of that influence. As part of becoming a skilled practitioner, you will critically engage in industry practices and learn how to take a simple performance idea and bring it to life.

Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) has a range of exceptional professional facilities including the Pass studio theatre as well as dance, acting and aerial studios

Immerse yourself in the art of acting as you gain essential experience in professional environments and make crucial connections with industry professionals. 

The BA course is also a member of the Spotlight Graduate scheme, our BA students can apply to become Graduate Spotlight members during the first term of the year. 'Spotlight is the industry's leading casting platform helping to connect performers, agents and casting directors. We are the go-to platform for acting jobs, auditions and casting calls for film, TV and theatre in the UK and further afield.' Spotlight graduate membership is the stamp of professionalism that puts you in the best place to promote yourself to the industry as you complete your training

Please see the audition information below.

What you will learn

  • Tragedy, Catastrophe, Trauma
  • Applied Theatre
  • Production Projects
  • Performance Ensemble
  • Body Conditioning for Performers
  • Fundamental Acting Techniques
  • Study Skills for Performing Arts
  • Tutorial for Performing Arts
  • Acting Live Performance
  • Personal Development and Planning
  • Choreography
  • Theatre Directing

Placement information

Applied Theatre - Enables students to organise and undertake a placement with a professional theatre organisation in a range of contexts and setting to explore the role and functionality of theatre in ‘communities’.  Past students have undergone placements with Tricky Hat, Scottish Youth Theatre, Surge, Firefly Arts, Strange Town, Artlink, Standeasy and WHALE Arts

This module allows you to gain a greater understanding of current practice within a real Scottish Context whilst simultaneously interrogating your own, to arrive at a new understanding of your own Praxis as a Teaching Artist and Practitioner. 

Many students have gone on to be offered paid work as a result of their placements while on the course.

How the course is assessed

  • practical observation,
  • performances, 
  • portfolio submissions,
  • presentations,
  • written assessments.

Number of days per week

  • 5 days a week
  • there will be some requirements to work outside of normal college hours 

Entry requirements

  • HND Acting and Performance with a Graded Unit A/B result
  • HND Musical Theatre with a Graded unit A/B result

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

Stage 1: Complete application form including the following evidence

Please film the following criteria for audition and upload them to your application form

  • Workshop Plan: You will have prepared to deliver an exercise at your audition, please film yourself talking through this activity, discuss the target group and justify how you would approach this task with said group.  
  • Creative Solo: You will have created a 1.5-minute solo piece exploring one of the following themes; political corruption, the Importance of social classes, cultural identities, the influence of technology on the individual or gender classifications. The final choice of the theme must relate to one of these four categories; therefore, you have a lot of artistic freedom as to what the focus of your solo is. Please film your solo and upload both films to a private YouTube channel, but make the video unlisted so we have access.  include the link within your application 

Written Task - Please respond to the question below in 500 words

If drama is a reflection on the world in which we live and our position in it – what do you want to say? Who do you want to say it to? And how will you say it? 

Upload the response to the personal statement section on your application

Stage 2: Interview

If your application is successful you will be invited to an online interview: 

You will be interviewed by two of the BA teaching faculty who will ask you a series of key questions to further assess your suitability for the course.

BA Hons Drama

Should you have any further questions regarding the course or audition please email DramaDanceBA@edinburghcollege.ac.uk  

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Applications will close once the course is full, please note they will be checked at the end of each month through Feb- June and invitations will be sent for interview.

English Proficiency Requirements ILETS 6.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • University of Edinburgh Playwriting MSc
  • The University of Glasgow Playwriting and Dramaturgy MLitt
  • Theatre Studies MLitt
  • Royal Conservatoire Classical and Contemporary Text (Acting) or (Directing) MA
  • MEd Learning and Teaching in the Performing Arts

 

Career options

  • Work as a performer, writer, director, producer, participatory artist
  • Gain representation from an acting agent
  • Establish your own company and make performance work
  • Continue study to become a teacher 

Student Journey - Kim

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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