Bachelor in Performing Arts (Honours)

Bachelor in Performing Arts (Honours)

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Course title Bachelor in Performing Arts (Honours)
Course code UBPRAHFT
Postnominal B.Perf. Arts (Hons)(Melit.)
Level of qualification First Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 3 Years
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 180
Coordinator Stefan Aquilina
Delivered by School of Performing Arts
The Bachelor in Performing Arts (Hons) will prepare you for a combined degree in the Performing Arts with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach. The course allows you to take study-units from three different performance disciplines – Dance Studies, Music Studies, and Theatre Studies – and follow a programme of study according to your aspirations by registering for specific study-units on offer in the course catalogue. This approach at combining resources from the three disciplines in the School of Performing Arts (SPA) allows you to formulate and follow tailor-made programmes of your own personal choice. You will be required to register for 60 ECTS credits every year, which will be divided approximately equally from the three areas of study offered by SPA. You will have the chance to demonstrate your newly acquired knowledge of the subject by writing a dissertation in combined performing arts, involving at least two, or all three disciplines.

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Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants considered as “Adult Learners” (mature applicants) in terms of paragraph (c) of regulation 6 of the Admissions Regulations must be in possession of those qualifications and/or experience that would satisfy the Board that they have reached the academic standard required to follow the course with profit. Such applicants shall be required to submit with their application a letter written in English giving their motivation for applying for this Course together with a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (C.V.). The eligibility of applicants referred to in this paragraph shall be decided by the Board, following an interview conducted by a board appointed for the purpose.

The interviewing board appointed by the Board shall be composed of at least three members.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2022.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 8,500
By the end of the course, you will be knowledgeable on:

• key practitioners, practices and theorists of performance, which may include writers, critics, directors, producers, actors, dancers, musicians, composers, designers, choreographers, etc.;
• historical and contemporary contexts of the production and reception of theory and performance;
• the relationship of performance (its making and reception) to its material, cultural and historical contexts, forms and traditions of performance (and other disciplines contributing to performance), and theoretical explanations of their impact;
• traditional and contemporary critical perspectives on performance, and of relevant theories, issues, and debates informing performance and the academic subject;
• the interplay between theory and practice; and
• the processes and components by which theory and performance are created, realised and managed.

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If you would like to pursue a combined undergraduate degree in the performing arts of dance, music, and theatre, then this course is intended for you. The course is also intended if you are seeking to work within areas relevant to the performing arts, education, as well as arts and cultural management.
As a graduate, we hope that you will shape the creative arts and educational sectors of the future. We work hard to maintain strong links with professionals in the performing and cultural sectors, nationally and internationally. Our study-units are designed and taught to international standards of excellence. We believe that the range and quality of the study-units we offer give our students an advantage in a competitive world.

After completing this course, you will possess interdisciplinary skills and knowledge in dance, music, and theatre. You will be able to seek employment opportunities, both locally and abroad, in a wide variety of areas. These include teaching, arts and cultural industries, performance companies, broadcasting, journalism, archiving, academic research, publishing, scriptwriting and proof-reading. Such careers provide enough opportunities for the integration of interdisciplinary research techniques with innovation aimed at the creation of projects employing the performing arts. The programme is also conceived as one of the pathways for a career in academia.

The Bachelor in Performing Arts provides a direct undergraduate pathway to the already-existing postgraduate programme, MA by Research in Performing Arts.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2022/3.

Last Updated: 19 April 2022

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.