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Undergraduate study

Course overview

You develop skills in jazz, ballet, acting, acting through Song, acting for camera and contextual studies. You perform in local theatres including the Arc in Stockton, Billingham, and the newly renovated Middlesbrough Town Hall.

You become part of the SRCMTEnsemble with two performances across the course of the year ending with a spectacular musical as part of the HEFest. You develop performance skills alongside growing your creative practice and taking on a production role within the SRCMTEnsemble.

The programme aims to take work to the NSDF (National Student Drama Festival) as well as undertaking trips to local, national and international theatres. London and New York Trips are planned for every other year. There are regular industry workshops as well as practical and academic seminars.

There are potential progression routes to drama school, employment or onto further study on our bespoke BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Top-up) degree.

This is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Stockton Riverside College (campus code 3, call 01642 865400 for more information on this course).

You have a unique opportunity to help shape the future of SRCPerformingArts. The course provides you with future opportunities to become involved in SRC, local and national theatres and production companies.


Course details

Course structure

Year 1 core modules

Year 2 core modules

Acting Techniques and Performance

Acting Through Song

Dance Techniques (Jazz and Ballet)

Musical Theatre in Context

Musical Theatre in Context 2

Singing Techniques, Vocal Anatomy and Performance

Work Ready Experience 1


Modules offered may vary.


How you learn

You study the arts in a range of ways including practical workshops, lectures, seminars and tutorials. Tutorials help you to discover and develop your personal aptitude for your chosen career path.

Teaching staff on the programme are all industry professionals with specific teaching and industry knowledge for their area.

How you are assessed

You are assessed in a variety of ways, including essays, reports, presentations and performance observations. There are no external exams. Each assessment is carefully designed to give you the necessary tools to succeed.

Our Disability Services team provide an inclusive and empowering learning environment and have specialist staff to support disabled students access any additional tailored resources needed. If you have a specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism, sensory impairment, chronic health condition or any other disability please contact a Disability Services as early as possible.
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are 40-48 points or relevant industry-level experience.

You are expected to audition for the programme at the Stockton Riverside College campus and prepare a song, monologue and be prepared to take part in a movement/dance class. Auditions take place in December, January, March and April. The audition is a full day where you learn about the programme, meet current students and take part in workshops.

For this particular course, there may be a need/requirement for students to undertake an occupational health/work based risk assessment check. If you have a disability, specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism spectrum condition, sensory impairment or medical condition that may require reasonable adjustments during an external placement or in the university or in a clinical practice area, this must be declared as part of the enrolment process. If you are unsure you can contact the relevant admissions or course tutor for guidance.

Because this course is taught at Stockton Riverside College, we are not accepting applications from international students requiring a Student Visa.

For general information please see our overview of entry requirements

You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Career opportunities

Graduates can seek to work in the arts and entertainment industries, education and the media. Successful completion of this course can lead to progression on to our honours degree in performing arts.



Entry to 2021/22 academic year

Fee for UK applicants
£6,150 a year

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What is included in your tuition fee?

  • Length: 2 years
  • UCAS code: W312 FdA/MuT
  • Start date: September
  • Semester dates
  • Typical offer: 40-48 tariff points

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