Applied and Contemporary Theatre BA (Hons) - 2021/2

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BA (Hons) Applied and Contemporary Theatre

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Applied and Contemporary Theatre
DipHE Applied and Contemporary Theatre
CertHE Applied and Contemporary Theatre

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time URC13019 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY URC13019 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

100698

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Guildford School of Acting

Programme Leader

MCNAMARA Anna (GSA)

Date of production/revision of spec

07/08/2020

Educational aims of the programme

  • To provide an ensemble training context for the development of professional skills based on practical understanding and self-reflection within creative contexts
  • To train and develop practitioners with high order creative skills in a broad range of artistic situations
  • To facilitate the acquisition and development of vocal and physical techniques, skills and universal vocabularies inherent within the creative industries
  • To facilitate students' independent learning, self-management and create entrepreneurship
  • To enable experiential understanding of theatre and drama, adding to it a level of critical awareness and analytical ability which will enrich practice and extend potential, as interpreters, facilitators and creators
  • To enable engagement with and critical understanding of context, style, genre and idiom in the practice of contemporary theatre
  • To enable the student to demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, research and independent practice
  • To empower students who can contribute creatively, innovatively and intelligently to their chosen professional field

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Knowledge and understanding of safe and integrated technical practice K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Knowledge and understanding of key historical, political, social and ethical developments in theatre K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Knowledge and understanding of the logistics of creating theatre as a collaborative enterprise K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Knowledge and understanding of technical and professional support required for self and others to sustain a career K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Critically and practically develop technically skilled performance within diverse contexts and scenarios C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Apply critical thought and understanding to key historical, political, social and ethical developments in theatre C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Draw from the working practice of established practitioners and companies and apply to personal creative practice C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Critically analyse and evaluate personal professional practice within the collaborative creative process C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Apply technical skills required in the creative collaborative process P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Engage creatively with the skills and processes by which performance is created, and have an ability to select, evaluate, refine and present outcomes through performance to diverse audiences P DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Evaluate, select and create appropriate material for performance to a specific audience with a clearly established and communicated purpose P DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Demonstrate discipline and consistency in a professional context P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Integrate an embodied understanding of creative risk taking within personal practice T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Knowledge and understanding of how to problem solve and project manage within a professional creative context T Ord, BA (Hons)
Establish a clear personal professional identity and practice T Ord, BA (Hons)
Work with autonomy and confidence in professional creative contexts T Ord, BA (Hons)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 - FHEQ Level 4

Optional modules for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 4

N/A

Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

Optional modules for Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

N/A

Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Optional modules for Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

N/A

Year 1 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 4

Optional modules for Year 1 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 4

N/A

Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

Optional modules for Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

N/A

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Optional modules for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

N/A

Professional Training Year (PTY) -

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) -

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) Y Yes
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) Y Yes
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.