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A foundation year is a program designed for students preparing to enroll in a bachelor’s degree program. These preparatory programs are typically utilized by international students or students who need more time to meet a school’s enrollment requirements. What is a foundation year in performing arts? Music, dance and drama are all incorporated into a performing arts education, and a fo… Read more

A foundation year is a program designed for students preparing to enroll in a bachelor’s degree program. These preparatory programs are typically utilized by international students or students who need more time to meet a school’s enrollment requirements.

What is a foundation year in performing arts? Music, dance and drama are all incorporated into a performing arts education, and a foundation year can help students prepare for different concentrations in this field. Some introductory courses may include a general history of these subjects, or they may focus on specific performance styles. Music courses could provide students with basic ear training and music theory experience. Acting and dance classes may be offered in addition to private lessons.

Having an education in the performing arts can help prepare students in multiple areas of their lives and careers. A performing arts education can help students with memorization and recall. These students are often independent self-starters, but they can also collaborate well with others.

The cost of a foundation year can vary depending on the number of courses a student takes and which university is offering the program. Though every university is different, students can always research the individual institutions for specific tuition details.

The careers available in the field of performing arts are numerous and diverse for students of all concentrations and experience. Some students pursue traditional performance careers as musicians, actors or dancers. Creative opportunities are also available for students who pursue directing, producing, playwriting or composing. Various technical positions like stage management and sound design may also be considered by students with a performance background. Students may also find careers in education by teaching in traditional classroom settings or by becoming private instructors.

There are plenty of international universities that offer a foundation year in performing arts. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Belfast , United Kingdom

This unique course is located in the vibrant heart of Belfast in Northern Ireland, which is the ‘go-to’ location for big-budget films and TV including: Game of Thrones at the ... +

This unique course is located in the vibrant heart of Belfast in Northern Ireland, which is the ‘go-to’ location for big-budget films and TV including: Game of Thrones at the Titanic Studios, Star Wars, Line of Duty and Kenneth Brannagh’s new Disney film and The Derry Girls. This intensive full-time course focuses on acting for TV, film and related career paths. The course is delivered over 20 weeks and delivers core classes in voice, movement, acting, improvisation, screen technique, professional preparation and text work as well as two practical film projects and audition technique. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
6 months
English
Campus
 
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge , United Kingdom

This new and exciting foundation programme covers all aspects of dance performance for those seeking a career as a professional dancer, choreographer or dance instructor.

This new and exciting foundation programme covers all aspects of dance performance for those seeking a career as a professional dancer, choreographer or dance instructor. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Academy of Music & Sound Online
Edinburgh , United Kingdom

The AMSonline Foundation Degree in Music & Sound is developed to mirror the modern music industry allowing students to gain the skills to be an independent multi-skilled m ... +

The AMSonline Foundation Degree in Music & Sound is developed to mirror the modern music industry allowing students to gain the skills to be an independent multi-skilled music practitioner, fluent with various forms of multi-media. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 

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University of Parma
Parma , Italy

The Foundation Year is a full immersion preparatory program for international students wishing to enroll at the University of Parma or any Italian University or a Music Conser ... +

The Foundation Year is a full immersion preparatory program for international students wishing to enroll at the University of Parma or any Italian University or a Music Conservatory. It is organized in collaboration with A. Boito Music Conservatory in Parma. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Italian
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Leeds College of Music
Leeds , United Kingdom

The Foundation Degree in Music Production gives you the vital, practical training you need to become a sophisticated music producer.

The Foundation Degree in Music Production gives you the vital, practical training you need to become a sophisticated music producer. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
 
Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Edinburgh , United Kingdom

The Acting Foundation Course provides rigorous and in-depth training that will give you the skills, techniques and confidence invaluable either as a preparation for further vo ... +

The Acting Foundation Course provides rigorous and in-depth training that will give you the skills, techniques and confidence invaluable either as a preparation for further vocational training, higher education (degree or MA/MFA) or for a career in the performing arts. The course is designed to support your development as an actor in training, auditioning and future practice in a way that is rigorous and professional. It will also develop you physically, vocally and imaginatively whilst encouraging an independent and in-depth approach to your work. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
6 months
English
Campus
 
Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Brighton , United Kingdom

The Acting Foundation Course provides rigorous and in-depth training that will give you the skills, techniques and confidence invaluable either as a preparation for further vo ... +

The Acting Foundation Course provides rigorous and in-depth training that will give you the skills, techniques and confidence invaluable either as a preparation for further vocational training, higher education (degree or MA/MFA) or for a career in the performing arts. The course is designed to support your development as an actor in training, auditioning and future practice in a way that is rigorous and professional. It will also develop you physically, vocally and imaginatively whilst encouraging an independent and in-depth approach to your work. We arrange a number of theatre visits and masterclass workshops as well as termly audition panels with core staff and external theatre and casting directors. Students get help to build their actors' portfolio of audition material as well as getting one to one vocal coaching. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
6 months
English
Campus
 
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge , United Kingdom

The three-term drama foundation course in classical and contemporary acting provides a comprehensive training in the foundations of acting.

The three-term drama foundation course in classical and contemporary acting provides a comprehensive training in the foundations of acting. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge , United Kingdom

This course is designed to prepare you for progression into competitive Music programmes at Music Conservatoires and challenging University Music programmes.

This course is designed to prepare you for progression into competitive Music programmes at Music Conservatoires and challenging University Music programmes. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge , United Kingdom

The three-term Musical Theatre stream of the Drama Foundation is intended to encourage integration of different performance skills within the idea of one performer.

The three-term Musical Theatre stream of the Drama Foundation is intended to encourage integration of different performance skills within the idea of one performer. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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