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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

Performance and Professional Practice (1 year top-up)

This is a final year advanced skills and knowledge top-up degree for students with a Level 5 qualification or significant professional experience.


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What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,650 per year
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? W490
When do I start? September 2020

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Course summary

  • Approach the concept of performance from a variety of angles.
  • Analyse performance on stage or screen and in everyday life.
  • Analyse the contexts and concepts surrounding performance practices.
  • Develop and enhance your knowledge of a broad range of performance practices.
  • Specialise in areas such as traditional acting methodologies, creating your own work, or working in educational and community settings.

You can choose to specialise in a range of advanced performance options, including contemporary approaches to acting with text, working with new and mixed media, and performing comedy.

How you learn

An emphasis is placed on the reciprocal relationship between practical enquiry and critical analysis and reflection. You are required and supported to continue your learning through individual study and group project work.

You learn through

  • practical studio-based workshops to develop key performance skills and techniques
  • traditional lectures
  • interactive seminars
  • screenings of film and performance material
  • external trips and visits

Course leaders and tutors

Sophie Bush
Sophie Bush
Senior Lecturer

Sophie is the Course Leader for the BA Performance for Stage and Screen, on which she teaches across a range of modules designed to develop performance practice, res … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You are introduced to, and supported by, a wide range of external employers and practitioners, and either undertake a further work-based placement in an area of your choice, or work individually or in groups to develop and present a business plan for an enterprise of your own devising.

Live projects

You take part in a range of public performances, to which external practitioners and agents are invited.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as a

  • performer
  • actor
  • community artist

You may find work in areas such as

  • professional performance
  • health and social care
  • teaching
  • arts administration management
  • the media

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work in

  • rehearsal and recording studios
  • a fully-equipped cinema
  • flexible classrooms and IT facilities

Entry requirements

All students

Normally you need a Level 5 qualification (Foundation Degree or HND) in Performing Arts, Drama, Theatre or a related discipline. If you have achieved it in the last five years you will not be asked to submit a piece of work as part of the selection process as we will be able to assess your application via your UCAS form.

If you have professional experience, rather than a Level 5 qualification, or you have achieved a Level 5 qualification more than five years ago, you will be invited to submit a piece of work as part of the selection process.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Final Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Researching Performance Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Acting Techniques Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Drama In Education & The Community Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Guerrilla Film Making Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Issues In Professional Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Making Comedy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Research Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Show Business; Or The Business Of Making Shows Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Film and performance courses (PDF)

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How do I apply?

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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