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Bachelor in Performing Arts (Honours)
Bachelor in Performing Arts (Honours)

Bachelor in Performing Arts (Honours)

  • ID:UM10614
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (EUR)

  • Application Fee:€95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:€200.00
  • Application Fee:€95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:€200.00
Estimated Total/program:
€51,885.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

English requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT: 80 with a writing score of at least 20

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with no less than 6.0 in Writing and no less than 5.5 in every other element

  • Cambridge: Advanced Certificate with a pass at Grade C or better

Course Information

The Bachelor in Performing Arts (Hons) is aimed at students interested in pursuing a combined degree in the Performing Arts with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach. This course allows candidates to take study-units from three different performance disciplines – Dance Studies, Music Studies, and Theatre Studies – and follow a programme of study according to their 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 students to formulate and follow tailor-made programmes of their own personal choice. Students 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 (Dance, Music, Theatre). Any conditions pertaining to prerequisite study-units will apply, and there will be no synoptic examinations in the final year. The students will however be required to write a dissertation in combined performing arts involving at least two, or all three named disciplines.

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 YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

  • MSP1265, Fundamentals of Music 1, 6 ECTS,

  • MSP1277, Basic Keyboard Proficiency, 6 ECTS,

  • PFA1003, Collective Performance, 5 ECTS,

Semester 1
Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

  • DCS1003, Foundations of Choreography 1, 5 ECTS,

  • DCS1005, Dance in History and Society 1, 5 ECTS,

  • DCS1011, Dance as Communication, 5 ECTS,

  • MSP1153, Vocal Ensemble 1, 2 ECTS,

  • MSP1186, Basic Music Technology, 4 ECTS,

  • MSP1267, The Spiritual in Music (1100-1900): Selected Themes, 2 ECTS,

  • MSP1269, History of Music: Classical Antiquity to Baroque, 6 ECTS,

  • THS1100, Histories of Theatre 1, 6 ECTS,

  • THS1104, Performance Skills 1: Training, 5 ECTS,

  • THS1106, Studying Performance, 4 ECTS,

Semester 2
Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

  • DCS1004, Foundations of Choreography 2, 5 ECTS,

  • DCS1006, Dance in History and Society 2, 5 ECTS,

  • DCS1013, The Healthier Performer, 5 ECTS,

  • MSP1253, Vocal Ensemble 2, 2 ECTS,

  • MSP1262, History of Music: Classical Period to Twenty-first Century, 6 ECTS,

  • THS1101, Histories of Theatre 2, 6 ECTS,

  • THS1105, Performance Skills 2: Festival, 5 ECTS,

YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

  • MSP2130, Fundamentals of Music 2, 6 ECTS,

  • PFA2003, Collective Performance, 5 ECTS,

Semester 1
Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

  • DCS2003, Dance Theatre, 5 ECTS,

  • DCS2005, Dance and Performance Theory 1, 5 ECTS,

  • DCS2007, Technology and Interdisciplinary Performance 1, 5 ECTS,

  • DCS2009, Dance Education, 5 ECTS,

  • DCS2011, Movement Analysis: Theory and Practice, 5 ECTS,

  • MSP2153, Vocal Ensemble 3, 2 ECTS,

  • MSP2155, Areas of Study in Musicology and Ethnomusicology, 4 ECTS,

  • MSP2258, Research, Writing, and Presentation Techniques in Music, 4 ECTS,

  • MSP2310, Orchestration Techniques 1, 4 ECTS,

  • MSP2311, Music Aesthetics, 4 ECTS,

  • THS2100, Development of Theatre Texts 1, 5 ECTS,

  • THS2102, Theories of Performance 1: Concepts, 5 ECTS,

  • THS2104, Performance 1: Laboratory, 6 ECTS,

  • THS2106, Applied Performance 1: Skills, 4 ECTS,

  • THS2108, Popular Performance, 5 ECTS,

  • THS2110, Modern Theatre and Performance, 5 ECTS,

  • THS2112*, Interdisciplinary Practices, 4 ECTS,

Semester 2
Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

  • DCS2004, Choreography: Modernism and Postmodernism, 5 ECTS,

  • DCS2006, Dance and Performance Theory 2, 5 ECTS,

  • DCS2008, Technology and Interdisciplinary Performance 2, 5 ECTS,

  • DCS2010, Dance in the Community, 5 ECTS,

  • DCS2012, Dance Criticism, 5 ECTS,

  • MSP2132, Oral Music Traditions of the Mediterranean, 4 ECTS,

  • MSP2133, Music and Spirituality in Contemporary Music, 2 ECTS,

  • MSP2253, Vocal Ensemble 4, 2 ECTS,

  • MSP2283, Approaches to Musical Analysis, 4 ECTS,

  • THS2101, Development of Theatre Texts 2, 5 ECTS,

  • THS2103, Theories of Performance 2: Critical Perspectives, 5 ECTS,

  • THS2105, Performance 2: Production, 4 ECTS,

  • THS2107, Arts and Cultural Management 1: Theories and Perspectives, 6 ECTS,

  • THS2109, Theatre and Performance in Malta, 5 ECTS,

  • THS2111, Contemporary Theatre and Performance, 5 ECTS,

  • THS2113*, Performance and Scientific Perspectives, 4 ECTS,

YEAR THREE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • PFA3030, Dissertation, 12 ECTS, (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

  • PFA3003, Collective Performance, 5 ECTS,

  • THS3107, Arts and Cultural Management 2: Placement, 6 ECTS,

Semester 1
Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

  • DCS3009, Choreological Perspectives, 5 ECTS,

  • DCS3010, Individual Dance Project, 10 ECTS,

  • MSP2178, Eighteenth-Century Maltese Music, 4 ECTS,

  • MSP3111, Jazz Improvisation, 4 ECTS,

  • MSP3113, Music in Community, 4 ECTS,

  • MSP3115, Music for the Media, 4 ECTS,

  • MSP3118, Opera in the Classical and Romantic Eras, 6 ECTS,

  • MSP3121, Maltese Popular Music, 4 ECTS,

  • MSP3153, Vocal Ensemble 5, 2 ECTS,

  • THS3108, Musicality in Theatre and Performance, 6 ECTS,

  • THS3110, Shakespeare in Performance, 6 ECTS,

  • THS3112*, Advanced Topic in Theatre Studies 1, 4 ECTS,

Semester 2
Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

  • DCS3006, Performance Practitioners, 5 ECTS,

  • MSP3002, Nineteenth-Century Maltese Music, 6 ECTS,

  • MSP3116, Music and Meaning, 6 ECTS,

  • MSP3253, Vocal Ensemble 6, 2 ECTS,

  • THS3106, Applied Performance 2: Community Project, 6 ECTS,

  • THS3109, World and Intercultural Performance, 6 ECTS,

  • THS3113*, Advanced Topic in Theatre Studies 2, 4 ECTS,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

We hope that our graduates 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.

The Honours degree in combined Performing Arts is intended for persons in search of interdisciplinary skills and knowledge in dance, music, and theatre. It is a flexible undergraduate programme that promotes theoretical and practical hands-on learning that enables students 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 students aiming 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.

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Health insurance - EUR €200 per year

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