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FdA in Urban & Contemporary Music, full-time [Shockout Arts]

University of Bolton
Campus 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

This course is a partnership between the University of Bolton and Shockout Arts, based in central Manchester, and is designed to give you the edge to succeed in the international music and performing arts market place. The course reflects the needs of professional commercial organisations operating in this industry. The content of the course has been designed by current industry specialists who work for Time Warner, BMG and Sony and who have... [+]

Part time Course Studies in Arts in Somerset in United Kingdom. Urban & Contemporary Music - FdA full-time [Shockout Arts] This course is a partnership between the University of Bolton and Shockout Arts, based in central Manchester, and is designed to give you the edge to succeed in the international music and performing arts market place. The course reflects the needs of professional commercial organisations operating in this industry. The content of the course has been designed by current industry specialists who work for Time Warner, BMG and Sony and who have worked with such artists as Mary J Blige, Beverley Knight, Mariah Carey, Snow Patrol, J-Sean, Leona Lewis, Nathan, Dele, Craig David, George Michael, Randy Jackson and Roachford . The course designers also have experience in international music business practices working for the BBC, The Grammys, MOBO and all major music festivals from Glastonbury to Coachella. The foundation degree focuses on developing your practical skills to a high level and you will undertake your studies in Shockout Arts’ high-standard industry-approved rehearsal studios and additionally at some of Manchester’s famous recording studios. Additionally, your studies of specialist subject areas will be underpinned by knowledge and understanding of the key concepts needed for an all-round appreciation of music in a professional context. About the course Shockout Arts has longstanding links with organisations and employers in the performing arts industry throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. The programme is designed to address the current and future needs of such employers, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects as a professional commercial musician. In addition, Shockout Arts’ highly experienced tutors are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. The course includes a significant proportion of practical training and workshops where you will gain skills and knowledge in a range of techniques. Shockout Arts’ staff enjoy well deserved reputations for being approachable and interested in their students’ progress. As a student on the FdA Urban and Contemporary Music programme you are assured individual support and guidance at every stage. Special features The programme includes an introduction to a range of contemporary music styles and techniques. You will receive intensive tuition including 30 hours per week student contact time including workshops and rehearsal time. Professional industry standard studios will be used to deliver aspects of the programme. The range of teaching and learning methods includes visits, workshops, guest speakers and master classes, with a range of weekly rehearsal sessions using resources equal to industry standards. The two year programme includes a period of work placement in the music and performing arts industry. The programme has strong links to the music industry and you will be encouraged and mentored in developing links on a national and international basis. The programme is delivered by academic staff who are professional industry practitioners, ensuring the programme content is relevant and up-to-date. The focus of the assessments is varied and includes a range of practically assessed performances and presentations underpinned with academic work-based assessments, which are undertaken to professional industry standards. There is a combination of theory and practice throughout the programme. You will have the opportunity to start a business and be encouraged to run the business throughout the duration of the programme. What you will learn The practical elements of this course involve workshops and structured rehearsals. These are supported and underpinned by theory elements delivered through lectures, presentations, seminars and tutorials using the University of Bolton’s virtual learning environment, Moodle. You will gain additional insights and knowledge by attending talks given by visiting speakers who are active industry professionals. While this foundation degree is taught at Shockout Arts studios in Manchester, you will be officially enrolled as a student at the University of Bolton giving you full access to all of the University’s facilities. Many of these resources are available electronically so you can use them remotely. In particular, Moodle allows you to access learning materials and study aids via the internet so you can work on your studies from anywhere at any time. What you will study Level 1 – HE4 New Media and Social Enterprise; Practice and Rehearsal Skills; The Real Business of Music; Professional and Academic Skills; Harmony and Rhythm; Performance and Stagecraft. Level 2 – HE5 Experiencing the Industry; Listening Skills and Musical Cultures; Creative Musicianship; Musicians, Regulation and the Law; Session Musicianship and Musical Direction; Research and Professional Musicianship. Throughout your programme you will be encouraged to reflect on the development of your academic and professional skills and make recommendations for self-improvement. You will learn to appraise your own performance and set targets building towards the creation of your academic and professional Personal Development Plan (PDP). Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 120 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels (or equivalent such as BTEC Certificate) including a music or performing arts related subject. You should also have five GCSE passes at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English. In addition you will be required to attend an audition as part of the application process. The quality of the audition is the primary basis on which applicants, with at least the minimum entry requirements, are selected. There is an audition charge of £30 per applicant for 2014 entry to the programme, payable directly to Shockout Arts at the audition. To pass the audition you will be required to complete the following three activities to a satisfactory standard: 1. Provide a performance of two contrasting pieces on a principal instrument (to equate to grade 5 or equivalent in performance abilities). 2. Sit a music theory examination (which will be sent to you in advance of the audition day. The examination will equate to grade 5 or equivalent). 3. Complete a free writing exercise focusing on music industry themes (which will be sent to you in advance of the audition day). If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

FdA in Professional & Commercial Dance, full-time [Shockout Arts]

University of Bolton
Campus 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

This course is a partnership between the University of Bolton and Shockout Arts, based in central Manchester, and is designed to give you the edge to succeed in the busy performing arts market place. The course has been designed to reflect the needs of professional commercial organisations operating in this industry. It focuses on developing your practical skills to a high level and you will undertake your physical dance training in Shockout Arts’ high... [+]

Professional & Commercial Dance - FdA full-time [Shockout Arts] This course is a partnership between the University of Bolton and Shockout Arts, based in central Manchester, and is designed to give you the edge to succeed in the busy performing arts market place. The course has been designed to reflect the needs of professional commercial organisations operating in this industry. It focuses on developing your practical skills to a high level and you will undertake your physical dance training in Shockout Arts’ high-standard industry-approved dance studios. Additionally, your studies of specialist subject areas will be underpinned by knowledge and understanding of the key concepts needed for an all-round appreciation of commercial dance in a professional context. You will acquire a thorough grounding in Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary dance, and develop the knowledge and skills needed for a career in a variety of exciting and demanding professions in this industry. About the course Shockout Arts has longstanding links with organisations and employers in the performing arts industry throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. The programme is designed to address the current and future needs of such employers, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects as a professional commercial dancer. In addition, Shockout Arts’ highly experienced tutors are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. The course includes a significant proportion of practical training and workshops where you will develop a range of techniques from most genres of commercial dance. Shockout Arts’ staff enjoy a well deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in their students’ progress. As a student on the FdA Professional and Commercial Dance programme you are assured individual support and guidance at every stage. Special features The programme features a variety of teaching and learning methods including visits, workshops, guest speakers, with a range of weekly practical dance training sessions equal to industry standards are provided. The two year programme includes a work placement in the performing arts industry. The programme is delivered by academic staff who are professional industry practitioners. This ensures the programme content is relevant and up-to-date. The focus of the assessments is varied and includes a range of practical activities that are underpinned with academic work-based assessments, which are undertaken professionally. There is a combination of theory and practice throughout the programme. What you will learn The practical elements of this course involve workshops and structured training in a range of dance genres. These are supported and underpinned by theory elements delivered through lectures, presentations, seminars and tutorials using the University of Bolton’s virtual learning environment, Moodle. You will gain additional insights and knowledge by attending talks given by visiting speakers who are active industry professionals. While this foundation degree is taught at Shockout Arts studios in Manchester, you will officially be enrolled as a student at the University of Bolton giving you full access to all of the University’s facilities. Many of these resources are available electronically so you can use them remotely. In particular, Moodle allows you to access learning materials and study aids via the internet so you can work on your studies from anywhere at any time. What you will study Level 1 – HE4 Historical Context and Classical Ballet; Creative Arts Research and Professional Practice; Contemporary Dance Technique; Introduction to Commercial Dance; Technical Jazz; Performer Technical Skills. At level 2 underpinning theories and basic practical dance skills are developed to an advanced stage and applied to a range of professional and commercial dance genres. Experiencing the Industry (Work Experience in the Performing Arts Industry); Technical Jazz 2 and Performance; Contemporary Dance Technique 2 and Performance; Commercial Dance Showcase; Advanced Classical Ballet Technique; Choreographic Devices. Throughout your programme you will be encouraged to reflect on the development of your academic and professional skills and make recommendations for self-improvement. You will learn to appraise your own performance and set targets building towards the creation of your academic and professional Personal Development Plan (PDP). Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels (or equivalent such as BTEC or HND) and experience of dance is preferred. You should also have five GCSE passes at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English. In addition you will be required to attend an audition as part of the application process. The quality of the audition is the primary basis on which applicants, with at least the minimum entry requirements, are selected. There is an audition charge of £30 per applicant for 2014 entry to the programme, payable directly to Shockout Arts at the audition. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Music, A Level

Richard Huish College
Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Taunton

Music is a balanced study of the academic and practical aspects of Music. You will have the opportunity to compose your own music. Performance is central to the course both individually and in groups. This subject explores classical, popular, world and film music. [+]

Part time Course Studies in Arts in Somerset in United Kingdom. Music A Level Full-time Examining Board: EDEXCEL Doing Music at Huish is “a challenging, varied and exciting experience”. Music is a balanced study of the academic and practical aspects of Music. You will have the opportunity to compose your own music. Performance is central to the course both individually and in groups. This subject explores classical, popular, world and film music. There is a range of practical and written exams. Your development will be assessed through performance, composition, listening and analytical skills. This is a highly regarded academic course that prepares you for higher education and professional music opportunities. I like the way we learn everything as we go along. So theory on Mondays, composition on Tuesdays etc... so you are not just learning things in a big chunk. The teaching is excellent and I feel completely prepared for the exam as far as teaching goes. A Level Music student To do this course you need the following: Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English Language [-]

Foundation Course in Professional Contemporary Dance (QCF Level 1-4)

​Bradford Dance Centre
Campus Part time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Bradford

Our new foundation course in professional contemporary dance, is an intensive course for students looking for part-time, high-quality practical dance training. [+]

Foundation Course in Professional Contemporary Dance (QCF Level 1-4) Dates: Sept 2015 - July 2016 Hours: 18 hours per week Schedule: Thursday & Friday; or Mon & Wed evenings and Saturday Cost: £3,245 Our new foundation course in professional contemporary dance, is an intensive course for students looking for part-time, high-quality practical dance training. The course is delivered either over two full days, or over evenings and weekends, which enables students to continue to work or to undertake further study. This is a practical course, which aims to develop students contemporary dance technique and performance skills. Each week students will participate in 11 practical classes: 6 contemporary technique dance classes; 2 classical ballet technique classes; 2 body conditioning classes (such as pilates or yoga); and 1 creative/choreography class. Each term students will have the opportunity to learn three contemporary dance techniques, such as Graham-based, Cunningham, Horton, Limon and release techniques. Students will have the opportunity to share their learning and perform the work created at the end of each term. There are no formal entrance requirements. Candidates will be expected to have some practical experience in contemporary dance and will be selected based on their commitment and desire to undertake the training, demonstrated on their completed application form. Students may choose to undertake nationally recognised dance qualifications, from a QCF Level 1 Certificate up to QCF Level 4 Diploma (equivalent of the first year of an undergraduate degree). Applications close: 30 June 2015. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the application by: 10 July 2015 Who is the course for? The course is for young people and adults (aged 16+) interested in developing their contemporary dance technique and performance skills. The course is suitable for people with a range of experiences: dancers who might be interested in a professional career, preparing for auditions or interested in full time vocational training; those who would like to pursue a career in community dance, or dance teaching; and those who would like to emerge themselves in dance training for personal or professional development. We particularly encourage applications from mature students who might feel that their age is a barrier to applying for vocational dance training. Students will be grouped according to their experience and level of ability. Initially, students will be allocated a group based on the information provided in their application form. Students will assessed during the first few weeks of the term to ensure they are placed in the correct group, and re-allocated, if necessary. Entry requirements There are no formal entrance requirements and no audition. Candidates will be expected to have some practical experience in contemporary dance or ballet and will be selected based on their commitment and motivation to undertake the training, as demonstrated on the completed application form. This is an intensive course and we do not recommend it for absolute beginners. If you have no experience of contemporary dance, we suggest you undertake some classes prior to applying, to ensure that contemporary dance is the right option for you. Course content This is a practical course, focused on improving students dance technique and performance skills. Each week, students will participate in 11 practical classes, including contemporary and classical technique classes, body conditioning and creative choreography sessions. Part-time syllabus 6 x contemporary technique classes (styles will vary each term) 2 x classical ballet technique classes 2 x body conditioning classes (such as Pilates or yoga) 1 x creative/choreography class Each term students will have the opportunity to learn three contemporary dance techniques, such as Graham-based, Cunningham, Horton, Limon and release techniques. Students will also have one “free”/non-scheduled session each week, which will be used for a variety of purposes throughout the year, for example: group tutorials and one-to-ones with course tutors; preparing the portfolio of evidence; assessment preparations; rehearsals; and workshops/masterclasses. Students will have the opportunity to share their learning and perform the work they have created during the creative/choreography sessions at the end of each term. What qualification/s will I achieve? The foundation course is a flexible programme and students may undertake a variety of qualifications, dependent on their level of prior experience and qualifications. The following qualifications are on offer: Level 1 Certificate in Performance Skills Using Dance (equivalent to GCSE grades DG or foundation diploma) Level 2 Certificate in Performance Skills Using Dance (equivalent to GCSE grades A-C or first diploma) Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Performance Skills (equivalent to A-Level or extended diploma) – attracts UCAS points (tbc) Level 4 Diploma in Performing – Contemporary Dance (equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree or HNC) Students undertake the qualifications at their own pace. A student with limited dance experience might wish to start at Level 1 in the first term and progress through to Level 2 and 3 throughout the year. Students with more dance experience, or with existing qualifications, may choose to start at Level 3 or Level 4. To achieve the Level 4 qualification, students will be expected to demonstrate good technical ability and performance skills, at the equivalent standard of a first year undergraduate degree. Only those students that can demonstrate this standard will be permitted to undertake the Level 4 qualification. Participation in the qualifications is optional and students may complete the training without undertaking any qualification. Duration of course and hours of study This is a one year course, delivered over thirty-six weeks. The course is structured around school term times and students will break during half-term. The term dates for 2015/2016 are: Term 1: 14 Sept - 20 Dec 2015 (half term 26 - 30 Oct) Term 2: 4 Jan - 24 March 2016 (half term 15 - 19 Feb) Term 3: 11 Apr - 10 July 2016 (half term 30 May - 3 June) Students may choose to study at evenings and weekends or during the day. Evening/weekend Monday evening: 17:30 – 21:45 Wednesday evening: 17:30 – 21:45 Saturday: 9:00 – 18:00 Day Thursday: 9:00 – 18:00 Friday: 9:00 – 18:00 Students undertaking qualifications will be required to spend additional hours of personal time to complete their portfolio of evidence and to prepare and rehearse for their practical assessments and examinations. Course fees The course fees are payable in three instalments, four weeks in advance of each term. A £200 deposit is required to secure your place (which will be deducted from term 1 fees). Deposit: £200 Term 1: £885 Term 2: £1,080 Term 3: £1,080 TOTAL fees: £3,245 The fees are inclusive of all qualification registration and assessment costs. [-]

FdSc Engineering (Design & Manufacture)

Somerset College
Campus 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Taunton

With a firm focus on developing practical skills in design and manufacture, this course provides you with the ideal opportunity to get hands-on in your chosen field. You will use a wide range of tools, techniques, equipment and software in addition to laboratory equipment. What’s more, you’ll develop professional aptitudes that enhance your employability upon graduation. [+]

Part time Course Studies in Arts in Somerset in United Kingdom. Course Description With a firm focus on developing practical skills in design and manufacture, this course provides you with the ideal opportunity to get hands-on in your chosen field. You will use a wide range of tools, techniques, equipment and software in addition to laboratory equipment. What’s more, you’ll develop professional aptitudes that enhance your employability upon graduation. During this course, you will have the opportunity to explore a range of areas in this diverse sector of engineering. During the first year you will: - Gain a clear understanding of the fundamentals of engineering and the skills required to apply that knowledge effectively. - Learn how to assess the risks involved in practical engineering work and quickly gain a thorough understanding of the need to develop, promote and apply safe systems of working. - Be encouraged to be creative when considering the design process, analytical in how you solve problems and innovative when you are seeking solutions to engineering problems. - Consider your professional and ethical responsibilities and understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context. - Gain an awareness of relevant contemporary issues such as sustainability, enterprise and responsible business practices. The course also includes a four-week work placement, helping you to gain experience in the real-world environment of the workplace. In addition, you will have the chance to attend the Autosport and Engineering Show at the NEC in Birmingham, as well as presentations and lectures held at other institutions. Teaching and Assessment With support from our highly experienced team of tutors, you will gain hands-on experience in our excellent labs and workshops. Assessment is either by assignments, examinations or presentations, and you will also be required to undertake projects both individually and in groups. A feature of the course is the use of in-course modular assessment, meaning your progress will be monitored on an ongoing basis. There is also an assessed compulsory period of work experience in the first year. Progression Opportunities On successful completion of the FdSc course you may be able to progress to one further year of study for a BSc (Hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacture degree at Plymouth University. Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. Career Progression You can progress to a range of careers from this Foundation Degree including CNC programming, engineering design, draughtsmanship, product analysis and product development. Employability is central to this course and previous graduates have gone on to work for major international organisations. Entry Requirements You need a relevant Level 3 Extended Diploma (PPP) or A2/AS Levels (minimum 120 points, including 80 points at A2 Level). Alternatively, an NVQ Level 3 or CGLI Level 3 Engineering Studies or Advanced Diploma or Access Certificate will suffice. We also require every student to have passed GCSE English and Mathematics with a minimum of a Grade C. Mature students who do not meet these formal entry requirements are welcome to apply, if they can evidence their interest in the field of study. [-]

FdSc Computer Games Technology

Somerset College
Campus 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Taunton

Succeeding in the field of Games Technology involves a combination of technical aptitude and commercial and creative know-how. That’s exactly what our degree programmes are intended to equip you with, meaning that you’ll stand every chance of landing your dream job once you graduate from Somerset College. [+]

Course Description Succeeding in the field of Games Technology involves a combination of technical aptitude and commercial and creative know-how. That’s exactly what our degree programmes are intended to equip you with, meaning that you’ll stand every chance of landing your dream job once you graduate from Somerset College. This programme incorporates our innovative use of work-based learning, to help you gain hands-on experience in professional environments during your studies. First years undertake a work placement with an employer in the games technology industry, while the second year includes a live games production project. In the past, students have worked on developing games for partners such as the NHS, Mole Valley Farmers, British Red Cross and Somerset Wildlife. The FdSc covers a range of topics. In the first year you will cover: - Programming Fundamentals - Games Mathematics - 3D Modelling & animation Fundamentals - Games Platforms and Technologies - Games Design and Development - Professional Practice and the Workplace The second year covers: - Sound for Games - Computers Games Production Project - Games AI - Advanced 3D Animation - Advanced Games Programming - Rigging: Character Modelling - optional module - Introduction to Mobile Programming - optional module Career Progression With a set of highly sought-after skills and competencies, and practical work experience in the games technology industry, your chances of securing employment after graduation are high. Our graduates have gone on to roles as technical artists or games programmers, as well as a wide spectrum of other jobs in the creative media sector, such as mobile device programmers, graphic designers and digital artists. The Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) This is the first stage of the Foundation degree programme and is a nationally recognised award in its own right. Entry Requirements Applicants for the FdSc require a relevant Extended Diploma (MPP), or AS/A2 Levels in related disciplines (minimum 160 points, including 80 points at A2 Level). Alternatively, an Advanced Diploma or Access Certificate will suffice. We also require students to have GCSE English Language and Maths at a minimum of Grade C. Mature students who do not meet these formal entry requirements are welcome to apply, if they can evidence their interest in the field of study. [-]

FdA Graphic Media and Communication

Somerset College
Campus 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Taunton

The aim of the course is to help you develop the creative skills needed to achieve success in your future career. With this in mind, the course explores how ideas are communicated through language, images and messages. [+]

Part time Course Studies in Arts in Somerset in United Kingdom. Within the School of Art and Design at Somerset College we pursue the intelligent development of visual communication. Students learn the invisible language of form, composition, balance, structure, rhythm and hierarchy coupled with the very visible language of communication. The aim of the course is to help you develop the creative skills needed to achieve success in your future career. With this in mind, the course explores how ideas are communicated through language, images and messages. It equips you with the understanding and skills to operate effectively within the fast-moving and stimulating design sector. By studying on this course, you will develop and establish: - A broad range of skills across the disciplines of graphic media and communication with disciplines which include graphic design, screen based design, moving image and sound, Illustration and photography. - A professional understanding of the strength and usage of visual communication. - A detailed understanding of industry-standard equipment and software. - An understanding of how to evaluate a client’s needs and respond successfully to them. - Experience of working as part of a professional team, gained through group projects and work placements, and through entering national and international design competitions. - Your own visual signature, enabling you to generate and express your personal ideas and beliefs. Teaching and Assessment Teaching takes place within the School of Art and Design utilising a range of purpose-built media and design studios. Assessment is based on 100% coursework and we undertake continuous modular assessment. Studio-based assignments are augmented by lectures, seminars and workshops throughout the year. Progression Opportunities After successfully competing the FdA you can progress on to the BA (Hons) Graphic Media and Communication top-up year at Somerset College. Career Progression Graduates for any of the media programmes work across a broad range of disciplines, including web design, motion graphics, packaging, advertising, information design, character design, editorial design, photography and illustration. Thanks to their grounding in a broad range of disciplines, all of our Graphic Media courses are the ideal foundation for a successful career as a designer, and also provide a good basis from which to pursue postgraduate study. [-]