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Bath Spa University Foundation Degrees with our partners in education www.bathspa.ac.ukinclude studio projects, front-of-house mixing for other students' performances (see the 'Popular Music' sister programme on page 61) and work placements with local music industry employers. Over the two year course you will study modules covering advanced audio software skills; studio techniques; aural awareness; acoustics; sound design; live sound techniques; and marketing. You will also explore the music industry through a Professional Studies module, and you will undertake industry-based projects. Some modules are shared with Popular Music (page 61), so you will have opportunities to collaborate with performing musicians from this course. Careers Graduates from this course will be prepared to work in many aspects of the music production industry including live sound, the music industry superstructure, and events management. On successful completion of the Foundation Degree you can also apply to progress to the third year of a full honours degree at our Newton Park campus. Entry to Year 3 is by interview, and is normally restricted to applicants who have completed the Foundation Degree in full. Musical TheatreCourse located at: Weston CollegeFoundation Degree (FdA) leading to BA (Hons) Performing ArtsCourse located at: Weston CollegeFoundation Degree (FdA)Why choose this course? Industry awareness is a key feature of this programme and as well as gaining a practical and theoretical understanding of Musical Theatre as an art form, you will develop the necessary skills and industrial awareness to prepare you for work in a broad range of employment fields. About the course Students on this two-year full-time course are based at The Wessex Academy of Performing Arts at Weston College, Weston-super-Mare. The delivery of the programme is based on the concept of the 'intelligent performer' who combines technical accomplishments, contextual understanding and the necessary business skills to generate work for themselves within a broad range of employment fields. You will undertake weekly skills classes in acting, singing and dance and will learn how to apply both practical skills and contextual awareness through a series of process-driven, skills-based practical projects that will explore the relationship between the three disciplines of acting, singing and dance. Industry awareness is the other key feature of this course and will be delivered through classes with visiting industry lecturers, employment-related workshops in the first year and a professional work placement in the second year. There may be opportunities for you to undertake work placements in other countries, such as Germany and Switzerland, which have flourishing Musical Music ProductionCourses located at: City of Bath College; Weston CollegeFoundation Degree (FdA)UCAS CodePerforming ArtsW492Entry CriteriaTypical offers160-200 UCAS Tariff points (eg BC; CD + AS c) with minimum 80 points from Drama, Dance or Theatre Studies.Entry CriteriaEntry is by audition only.See page 20Course InformationCourse locationWeston College, Weston-super-Mare, (UCAS Campus code C)Course length2 years full-timeMore informationwww.weston.ac.ukenquiries@weston.ac.ukUCAS CodeMusic ProductionJ930Entry CriteriaTypical offers160-200 UCAS Tariff points (eg BC; CD + AS c) with at least 80 points from a music- related qualification (including BTEC Music Practice/ Music Technology Performing Arts. OR A -level Popular Music, Music Technology or Music.Candidates who do not have the standard qualifications but who are over 21 and have music industry experience will be considered.In addition you will need a portfolio of music production recordings (assessed via CD demo and interview), music technology experience and hardware/software knowledge.See page 20Course InformationCourse locationWeston College, Weston-super-Mare (UCAS Campus code C); City of Bath College (UCAS Campus code E)Course length2 years full-timeMore informationwww.weston.ac.ukenquiries@weston.ac.ukwww.citybathcoll.ac.ukUCAS CodeMusical TheatreWW34Entry CriteriaTypical offers160 - 200 UCAS Tariff points (eg BC; CD + AS c) including 80 points in related subject/s such as: BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts, Dance, Drama or Theatre; A-level Drama and Theatre Studies; A-level Performing Arts; A level Dance; A-Level Music; Grade 8 in voice. See page 20 Alternative qualifications and non- traditional entry applications will be considered. Group and /or individual auditions will be held.Course InformationCourse locationWeston College, Weston-super-Mare (UCAS Campus code C)Course length2 years full-timeMore informationwww.weston.ac.ukenquiries@weston.ac.uk01You will develop skills and a specialised understanding of music and audio production techniques relating to commercial trends and current technologies.Why choose this course?This two-year full-time course is taught at our FE partner colleges, Weston College and City of Bath College. You don't need to be a performing musician to apply for this course, but you will need a high standard of music technology literacy and you'll be expected to demonstrate a body of recorded work that shows your music production skills. You'll have access to industry-standard equipment throughout the course. You'll be working in fully-equipped digital recording studios, running Pro Tools HD and Logic Pro on Apple Macs. Apple Mac labs support class teaching, including Logic Pro, Pro Tools and Reason. Live sound modules are supported by large-scale PA systems, which for some projects are provided by local employers and venues. About the courseThe curriculum covers three broad areas of learning - practical/professional skills development; recording and production activities; and core academic skills, incorporating aural awareness, acoustics and music industry studies. The course aims to equip you with a broad-based set of skills relating to music production, including software literacy, studio production techniques and live sound. These subject-based skills are developed through practical assignments which This is a very practical, performer-based course in which you will develop Musical Theatre performance skills in acting, singing and dance as well as an understanding of the American and European Musical Theatre repertoire in its historical and cultural context. An ensemble based training course that carries with it a strong accent of team work in performance. Why choose this course? Bath Spa University has a distinctive and innovative approach to performing arts in higher education. The Foundation Degree in Performing Arts is a practical actor training course: it will develop your vocal, physical, emotional and technical skills, allowing you to build these essentials in workshops and sessions and then channel this learning into rehearsal and production practice. The course is offered in conjunction with Weston College in Weston-super-Mare, where you will be based. About the courseThe approach is one of 'theatre-as-playing' in an ensemble or company context. In play we are the most creative and great emphasis is placed upon exploration of the self and the world around us. Throughout the course, you will engage in all aspects of performance making. The course is practice based and makes extensive use of visiting industry professionals as a means of instilling professional rigour in your training. You will be taught by a highly experienced body of staff practitioners. The company is unique in its fusion of professional actors and undergraduates working together in the creation of event. Previous productions have earned a 5 *star review by the prestigious British Theatre Guide when appearing at The Edinburgh Fringe and excited audiences with a site-specific performance on the Somerset coastline. In Year 1, modules in Acting will 01 Music Production students at Weston College01 Horse Nation - student performanceTheatre industries. Whether undertaken locally or abroad, the aim of work placements will be to serve both as an educational resource and as a way of increasing your employability in your chosen field. On successful completion of the Foundation Degree, you can apply to progress to the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre at Weston College in Year 3. Entry to Year 3 will be by interview and audition and is normally restricted to applicants who have completed the Foundation Degree in full. Building on the integration of theory and practice in the FdA Musical Theatre, the third year BA encourages increased student autonomy in the application of Musical Theatre skills and knowledge. There is a greater emphasis on self-directed study and practical work, with lecturers increasingly taking the role of academic mentors and professional guides. The degree consists of four compulsory modules: Song Interpretation (practical and research-based work on different musical styles), Choreography and Musical Staging (including study of key practitioners), Performance (in which students form a company to produce, direct, choreograph and perform a musical) and Dissertation (a 10,000 word written dissertation on a subject of your choice). Careers The course aims to prepare you for careers in musical theatre, music, theatre and media industries, community arts and teaching. introduce you to the 'art of playing' as an overarching framework for gaining and practicing performance skills and for understanding performance. You will develop the working practices required to tackle the major/key texts from the canon of Western theatre. In skills modules you will recognise your personal and professional benchmarks as a starting point in the development of industry related skills such as stage combat, comedy & fooling, voice, improvisation, stage management and movement. Your practical work will be academically and critically underpinned by contextual modules. In Year 2 you will concentrate on production and performance. You will develop your understanding of performance both through theoretical research and through practical engagement, and you will produce more challenging and innovative work. You will develop and hone approaches to performance in a variety of major works ranging from self-devised individual and small ensemble to large ensemble directed performance. You will explore and play with the use of 'self' as a creative resource producing works in the public domain as a key feature of the work-based experience in preparation for a career in the performing arts. You will work with visiting specialists and tutors in the application of performance skills for the creation of multi-faceted theatre. Careers As a graduating student you will have the skills and knowledge to begin to work in theatre in one of its many forms. During your second year you will begin to investigate professional pathways in the industry and gain the necessary tools to enter into the wider profession. At the end of Year 2 you may apply to progress to the third year of the BA (Hons) Performing Arts course at Bath Spa University. Entry is subject to an interview/audition. 01

Why choose this course?The course aims to equip performing musicians with the key practical, theoretical and business skills required for a long-term career in the music industry. The BIMM Foundation Degree integrates vocational performance-based skills in music performance with academic study and work-based learning. You will develop professional level performance skills in a wide variety of styles for your chosen instrument: drums, guitar, bass or vocals. You will have the opportunity to undertake work experience in the music industry. You will also gain a thorough understanding of the career paths available within the music industry.About the courseEach year you will take modules covering different aspects of performance, theory and business context. BIMM's comprehensive tutorial system enables every student to benefit from widespread access to music industry professionals for expert help and advice. There are many extra-curricular activities including rehearsing, recording and performing in public, and visits from high level professional musicians and other music industry personnel. Bath Spa University Foundation Degrees with our partners in education 60 / 61 Professional MusicianshipCourse located at: BIMM BristolFoundation Degree (FdA) Popular MusicCourse located at: Weston CollegeFoundation Degree (FdA) Tourism ManagementCourse located at: Weston CollegeFoundation Degree (FdSc)UCAS CodeProfessional MusicianshipW310Entry CriteriaTypical offers160-200 UCAS Tariff points (eg BC; CD + AS c; BTEC MM)Applicants are also required to have performing ability equivalent to Trinity Grade 6-8, together with Grade 5 or equivalent level music theory.Applications are welcomed from mature students with relevant professional experience and an aptitude/willingness to undertake a course of study at HE level.Applicants will be interviewed and auditioned at BIMM in Bristol. See page 20Course InformationCourse locationTaught at BIMM Bristol (25 King Square, Bristol, BS2 8JN)(UCAS Campus code M)Course length2 years full-timeMore informationwww.bimm.co.ukUCAS CodeTourism ManagementN840Entry CriteriaTypical offers180-200 UCAS Tariff points (eg BC; CD + AS c) Alternative qualifications welcome See page 20Course InformationCourse locationWeston College, Weston-super-Mare(UCAS Campus code C)Course length2 years full-time; part-time availableMore informationwww.weston.ac.ukenquiries@weston.ac.ukUCAS CodePopular MusicW340Entry CriteriaTypical offers160-200 UCAS Tariff points (eg BC; CD + AS c) with at least 80 points from a music- related qualification (including BTEC Music Practice/Music Technology/Performing Arts or A-level Popular Music, Music Technology or Music.Grade V111 Rockschool (guitar, keyboard, bass, drums, voice) accepted in lieu of one A-level. Portfolio of music recordings required (assessed via CD demo and audition).High level of performance skills, eg voice, guitar, bass, keyboard, drums.Candidates who do not have the standard qualifications but are over 21 and have music industry experience will be considered. See page 20Course InformationCourse locationWeston College, Weston-super-Mare, (UCAS Campus code C)Course length2 years full-timeMore informationwww.weston.ac.ukenquiries@weston.ac.uk02You will develop musical performance and analysis skills in parallel with an understanding of the music industry.Why choose this course?This two-year full-time course is taught at our FE partner college, Weston College, in Weston-super-Mare. You will need to be a performing musician to apply for this course (some of the modules are performance based) and you will need to demonstrate a high standard of instrumental or vocal proficiency at interview/audition. As the course progresses your musical performance and analysis skills will develop and you will gain a sound understanding of the music industry, particularly local commercial trends. You have access to industry standard equipment, including fully-equipped band rehearsal and instrumental teaching spaces; facilities also include digital recording studios, running Pro Tools HD and Logic Pro on Apple Macs. Live sound modules are supported by large-scale PA systems, which for some projects are provided by local employers and venues.About the courseThe curriculum covers three broad areas of learning - practical/ professional skills development; performance and composition; and core academic skills, incorporating music theory, popular musicology and music industry studies.The course aims to equip you with a broad-based set of skills relating to popular music, including instrumental proficiency, music theory and live performance. These subject-based skills are developed through practical assignments which include studio projects, live band-based gigs (see the 'Music Production' sister programme on page 60) and work placements with local music industry employers. You receive instrumental lessons as part of the course. Over the two year course you will study modules covering performance; studio techniques; music theory; live sound techniques; and marketing. You will also explore the music industry through a Professional Studies module, and you will undertake industry-based projects. Some modules are shared with Music Production (page 60), so you will have opportunities to collaborate with music producers from this course.CareersGraduates from this course will be prepared to work in many areas of the music industry. Typical career destinations include performance, instrumental teaching, promotion and events management. On successful completion of the Foundation Degree you can also apply to progress to the third year of a full honours degree at our Newton Park campus. Entry to Year 3 is by interview, and is normally restricted to applicants who have completed the Foundation Degree in full.Throughout the course you will be assessed through a wide range of methods, including live performance, audio/web-based submission, website, written work and seminar presentation. There are no formal examinations. Sample modules include: Technical Instrumental Development; Musical Styles and Repertoire; Music Business and Personal Management; Music Theory and Arrangement; Aural and Notation Skills; Pre-Production Skills; Applied Technical Development; Session Skills; Engaging with Industry; Creative Composition and Arrangement; Transcription and Critical Listening Skills.CareersThis course leads to a range of careers in the music industry - as performing musicians, session musicians, recording artists, or in the music industry superstructure. Further study options will be available for students to apply to progress to Year 3 of an associated BA (Hons) course.This highly vocational two year course is taught by BIMM Bristol (Bristol Institute of Modern Music), one of our partners in education.0101 On stage01 Developing performance skills01 Bath is a World Heritage siteA vocational qualification that reflects contemporary themes within the tourism industry and enables you to develop a range of work-based skills. Why choose this course? This two-year course is suited to students who wish to learn more about the management of the industry or for those in employment who wish to gain a higher education qualification. Through your study you will gain knowledge of tourism organisations, regulations, motivations and innovations. You will learn how to communicate effectively, use a variety of research methods, use data to make decisions and design a business plan. Work placements are an essential feature of the course and include exciting opportunities such as working at Bristol International Airport. You will learn while in work and some of your assignments will be linked to your placement. We will provide you with the necessary skills training to combine work-based experience with the more academic demands of the course. You will be based at Weston College making use of the extensive facilities and visitor attractions in this popular seaside resort. About the course In Year 1 you'll investigate the importance of tourism and explore popular tourist destinations and tourism impacts. You will be collecting and using a range of tourism data to help understand the commercial aspects of the tourism industries. You'll look at key issues facing tourism managers today and identify ways of managing visitor attractions to improve the experience of its visitors. As you progress to Year 2 you will begin to focus on more specific areas of Tourism Management. You will be studying the marketing of tourist destinations and devising your own market research. You will evaluate what makes a business operate effectively and will investigate the environmental impacts of tourism and learn how the industry is responding to the challenge of climate change. You'll undertake two work placements and a series of work-based projects enabling you to explore future employment opportunities. Visits to Bath Spa are an essential part of the course and students have access to the facilities at both Weston College and Bath Spa University. You'll have the opportunity to apply to the third year of the BA (Hons) Business and Management degree at Bath Spa. Careers This course has been designed with input from local tourism businesses to enable students to improve the skills and knowledge required by tourism industries - maximising your career opportunities. You can expect to participate in a variety of managerial and operational roles, including: attractions management, event management, local authority tourism departments, heritage management, travel agencies, airline and airport work.01