With our sister venue The Garage excellence and progression are placed at the centre of courses, grounding the programme in rigorous vocational training to prepare students for working life in the arts. The courses take advantage of our professional facilities and highly skilled and qualified tutors to enhance your time with us. The extended performance and workshop opportunities that being in a dynamic arts venue provides, alongside the added value of professional practitioners working with our students as emerging artists, sets our courses apart from others.

We will nurture you whilst you study with us to reach your potential, we will support you to continue your journey as you progress onto the next steps in your training and career as a performing artist.

If you would like any more information on any of our up and coming courses, quality assured by our sisterhood with The Garage, please email info@theworkshop.org.uk

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GCSE DANCE

LEVEL 2

DURATION
21 months, part-time.

COURSE DATES 
October 2019 – June 2021

TIMETABLE
2.5 hours per week, Sunday afternoons, term-time only.

FEES*
£1700, instalment plans available

COURSE CONTENT
The course will comprise of 3 key modules – Performance, Choreography and Dance Appreciation – inviting students to explore a wide range of dance styles, with set works covering contemporary, ballet and hip-hop. Each weekly session will comprise of a 1 hour class, 45 minutes choreography, and 45 minutes appreciation. Sunday sessions will be complemented by tutorials, performance trips, masterclasses, guest tutors and a high profile performance opportunity.

ASSESSMENT
PRACTICAL Performance (30%), Choreography (30%)
WRITTEN Dance appreciation (40%)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
No formal entry requirements, however students must be able to demonstrate the ability to take on both the practical and theoretical elements of the course, therefore auditions will include both written and practical tasks.
Age: 13+, adult learners welcome

GREAT FOR…
Studying alongside work or other courses. Start this course in Year 9 to complete the GCSE qualifi cation before your year 11 exams.

APPLICATION
To apply download and fill in the Application Form & Equal Opportunities Form and return them to: Admissions, The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich NR2 1NY or email to education@thegarage.org.uk

OFFER: ENROL ON BOTH THE GCSE DANCE & GCSE DRAMA COURSES AND RECEIVE 10% DISCOUNT

*Some students may be eligible for support with fees from local charitable trusts. The Garage team is happy to provide a list of organisations that can be approached for financial assistance. All fundraising must be complete prior to the start of the course.

 

GCSE DRAMA

DURATION
20 months, part-time

COURSE DATES
October 2019 – May 2021

TIMETABLE 
2.5 hours per week, Sunday mornings, term-time only

FEES*
£1700, instalment plans available

COURSE CONTENT
This course is designed to engage and encourage students to become confident performers with the skills needed for a bright and successful future. The course will comprise of 3 key modules – Understanding DramaDevising Drama and Text in Practice – inviting students to explore a wide range of performance styles and periods, with set works covering comedy, historical and teen drama. Sunday sessions will be complemented by tutorials, performance trips, masterclasses and guest tutors.

ASSESSMENT
PRACTICAL: Devising Drama – Performance & log (40%), Texts in Practice (20%)
WRITTEN: Understanding Drama (40%)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
No formal entry requirements, however students must be able to demonstrate the ability to take on both the practical as theoretical elements of the course, therefor auditions will include both written and practical tasks.
Age: 13+, adult learners welcome

GREAT FOR…
Studying alongside work or other courses. Start this course in Year 9 to complete the GCSE qualifi cation before your year 11 exams.

APPLICATION
To apply download and fill in the Application Form & Equal Opportunities Form and return them to: Admissions, The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich NR2 1NY or email to education@thegarage.org.uk

OFFER: ENROL ON BOTH THE GCSE DANCE & GCSE DRAMA COURSES AND RECEIVE 10% DISCOUNT

*Some students may be eligible for support with fees from local charitable trusts. The Workshop team is happy to provide a list of organisations that can be approached for financial assistance. All fundraising must be complete prior to the start of the course.

PERFORMING ARTS FOUNDATION PROGRAMME – ACTING

LEVEL 4*

DURATION
7 months, full-time.

COURSE DATES
September 2018 – Easter 2019**

TIMETABLE
9AM-5PM Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, plus independent study

FEES***
£6000, instalment plans available

CORE UNITS:
• The Performing Arts Industry
• Professional Development
• Acting
• Jazz Dance
• Singing

ACTING UNITS:
• Movement for Actors
• Voice and Speech for Actors
• Devising Theatre and Performance

This intensive and highly practical course is designed to prepare students for further study at drama school or university. The focus of the course is to build strong foundations in technique and skills whilst coaching students through audition preparation and process. Students will work alongside those on other pathways to develop core skills across acting, dance and singing which will be complemented by specialist units in artform-specific areas.

In Movement for Actors students will consider the importance of developing an expressive body as an essential component of their performance toolkit. Students will acquire foundation skills in suppleness, strength and agility, which will facilitate the development of movement capability and physical presence. In Voice and Speech for Actors students will explore the fundamental principles of vocal performance and how sound is formed physiologically. Students will learn technique and exercises that can be used to develop an expressive and flexible vocal
instrument capable of meeting the demands of professional work. In Devising Theatre and Performance students will develop a creative toolbox of methods, ideas and techniques that could all be applied to devised work. Practical work will be developed using multiple contemporary devising processes, including use of movement, text and ensemble, developing an appreciation of the entire creative process from stimulus to final product.

ASSESSMENT
Assignments, projects and practical tasks completed throughout the course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Students will be expected to demonstrate relevant previous learning at A-Level or equivalent alongside practical ability.

Age: 18+, adult learners welcome

GREAT FOR…
College/sixth form leavers who are committed to a career in the performing arts.

APPLICATION
To apply download and fill in the Application Form & Equal Opportunities Form and return them to: Admissions, The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich NR2 1NY or email to education@thegarage.org.uk

**Students who successfully complete this course will gain a Higher National Certificate (HNC), a recognised level 4 qualification equivalent to a university or vocational training school foundation year.

***Some students may be eligible for support with fees from local charitable trusts. The Workshop team is happy to provide a list of organisations that can be approached for financial assistance. All fundraising must be complete prior to the start of the course.

PERFORMING ARTS FOUNDATION PROGRAMME – DANCE

LEVEL 4*

DURATION
7 months, full-time.

COURSE DATES
August 2019 – Easter 2020**

TIMETABLE
9AM-5PM Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, plus independent study

FEES***
£6000, instalment plans available
Edinburgh Fringe Festival supplement £300

COURSE CONTENT
CORE UNITS:
• The Performing Arts Industry
• Professional Development
• Acting
• Jazz Dance
• Singing

DANCE UNITS:
• Choreography
• Contemporary Dance
• Ballet

The HNC Intensive Dance programme provides rigorous training designed to prepare students for further study at dance school or university. The course will focus on the essential technique and repertoire required for a career in dance, whilst coaching students through audition preparation and process. Students will work alongside those on other pathways to develop core skills across dance, acting, and singing, which will be complemented by specialist units in art form specific areas.

In Choreography students will be given an overview of choreography, establishing an understanding of what goes into dance making. They will also explore the history of movement as an art form, how to construct an original piece of choreography and develop an understanding of choreography as a chosen career pathway.
In Contemporary Dance students will gain a grounding in contemporary dance technique; achieving greater control over their creativity and agency to grow as unique artists. Students will improve the quality of their movement through dance combinations, the learning of modern dance language, contemporary dance technique and by developing a stronger relationship to musicality and creativity.
In Ballet students will study the vocabulary and enchaînements of classical ballet. In addition, students will investigate different approaches to ballet which inform technique and style, considering how they relate to personal factors such as facility, physicality and prior experience.

ASSESSMENT
Assignments, projects and practical tasks completed throughout the course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Students will be expected to demonstrate relevant previous learning at A-Level or equivalent alongside practical ability.
Age: 18+, adult learners welcome

GREAT FOR…
College/sixth form leavers who are committed to a career in the performing arts.

NEW FOR 2019!
Students will have the chance to develop a show for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2019.

APPLICATION
To apply download and fill in the Application Form & Equal Opportunities Form and return them to: Admissions, The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich NR2 1NY or email to education@thegarage.org.uk

*Students who successfully complete this course will gain a Higher National Certificate (HNC), a recognised level 4 qualification equivalent to a university or vocational training school foundation year.

** Students who do not enrol for the additional Edinburgh Festival Fringe performance opportunity will commence the programme in September 2019.

***Some students may be eligible for support with fees from local charitable trusts. The Workshop team is happy to provide a list of organisations that can be approached for financial assistance. All fundraising must be complete prior to the start of the course.

PERFORMING ARTS FOUNDATION PROGRAMME – MUSICAL THEATRE

LEVEL 4*

DURATION
7 months, full-time.

COURSE DATES
August 2019 – Easter 2020** 

TIMETABLE
9AM-5PM Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, plus independent study

FEES***
£6000, instalment plans available

COURSE CONTENT
CORE UNITS:
• The Performing Arts Industry
• Professional Development
• Acting
• Jazz Dance
• Singing

MUSICAL THEATRE UNITS:
• Ensemble Singing
• Choreography
• Voice and Speech for Actors

This dynamic and comprehensive course is designed to prepare students for further study at dance/drama school or university. The course encompasses aspects of dance, acting and singing to build a ‘triple threat’ of skills whilst coaching students through audition preparation and process. Students will work alongside those on other pathways to develop core skills across which will be complemented by specialist units in artform-specific areas.

In Ensemble Singing students will develop skills including relative pitch, the singing of major scales and arpeggios, listening to and reproducing melodic lines, singing a capella, copying and identifying metre and rhythm, and developing internal timekeeping. Students will acquire knowledge of the rudiments of music notation and score reading and to learn to sing simple and more complex melodies at sight.
In Voice and Speech for Actors students will explore the fundamental principles of vocal performance and how sound is formed physiologically. Students will learn technique and exercises that can be used to develop an expressive and flexible vocal instrument capable of meeting the demands of professional work.
In Choreography students will be given an overview of choreography, establishing an understanding of what goes into dance making. They will also explore the history of movement as an art form, how to construct an original piece of choreography and develop an understanding of choreography as a chosen career pathway.

ASSESSMENT
Assignments, projects and practical tasks completed throughout the course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Students will be expected to demonstrate relevant previous learning at A-Level or equivalent alongside practical ability.
Age: 18+, adult learners welcome

GREAT FOR…
College/sixth form leavers who are committed to a career in the performing arts.

NEW FOR 2019!
Students will have the chance to develop a show for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2019. 

APPLICATION
To apply download and fill in the Application Form & Equal Opportunities Form and return them to: Admissions, The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich NR2 1NY or email to education@thegarage.org.uk

*Students who successfully complete this course will gain a Higher National Certificate (HNC), a recognised level 4 qualification equivalent to a university or vocational training school foundation year.

** Students who do not enrol for the additional Edinburgh Festival Fringe performance opportunity will commence the programme in September 2019. 

***Some students may be eligible for support with fees from local charitable trusts. The Workshop team is happy to provide a list of organisations that can be approached for financial assistance. All fundraising must be complete prior to the start of the course.

MA PERFORMING ARTS ENTERPRISE

This course starts September 2020. It is aimed at graduates and mid-career artists whose aspirations extend beyond performing and wish to develop as producers, entrepreneurs and creative leaders. The course will function as an incubator for those early-mid career artists who choose to study with us, nurturing and supporting their career vision.

This course has been developed as a response to the changing landscape of the performing arts ecology and to support the next generation of the creative workforce. You will undertake five units – Research into Practice, Creative and Cultural Ecology, Diversifying Practice, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and the Masters Project. Through these units you will explore the business and enterprise elements of your particular areas of interest such as – artform specialisms, delivery channels (eg festivals, site-specific work, small scale venues) or specific audiences.

The course is a combination of taught elements, independent study and a substantial Master’s Project. The assessments you will encounter on your course will be varied to enable you to experience and adapt to different assessment styles. Assessed tasks will include: Group and individual presentations, prepared individual tutorials, essays, critical evaluations, reflective journals, research reports or project briefs. Teaching will occur at NUA Campus and The Garage.

Entrants should normally have achieved a BA (Hons) / BFA / BSc Degree of 2:1 or above (or its equivalent), in a subject related to your proposed course of study. Applicants who hold a degree from another discipline may also be considered for entry, subject to the submission of a satisfactory portfolio of art, design or media-related work in support of their application. The offer of entry onto a Masters Degree (MA) is based on an expectation that you have the potential to fulfil the aims of the course of study and achieve the standard required to successfully complete the award.

To express your interest in the course, send your contact details to education@theworkshop.org.uk.  Applications to all postgraduate courses should be made directly to the Norwich University of the Arts using an MA Application Form – 

MA Application form 2020-21 – PDF format

Applications should be returned to admissions@nua.ac.uk

Terms and conditions:

NUA Terms and Conditions (06/12/18) (51k)

NUA 2019-20 Student Regulations and Procedures (17/09/19)

Student Protection Plan (05/09/18) (60k)

If you’re invited to interview we’ll ask you to bring a portfolio of recent work. You’ll be interviewed by one or more members of the MA course team, who will ask you about your work, your applicant’s statement and your preparedness for postgraduate study.

Interviews normally last around thirty minutes and you’ll have a chance to ask the course team questions. We will endeavour to let you know if you have been successful within ten days of your interview.

There is no official deadline for applying for a postgraduate course. We would recommend you apply by 25 August (at the very latest) of the autumn you wish to start. This will allow time for your interview to take place and the necessary paper work to be processed if you are successful in achieving a place.

Benefits include: Access to NUA library, access to NUA MA base room, local postgraduate community, discounted studio hire, half-price classes on The Workshop class programme.

2020/21 University fees for new entrants:

UK/EU nationality

Postgraduate degree (full-time)

£8,000

UK/EU nationality

Postgraduate degree (part-time)

£5,000

Financial support for UK/EU students in 2020

Tuition fee loans and loans for living costs are available, as well as non-repayable NUA bursaries for UK students based on family income. Find out more about applying for funding.

Postgraduate Masters Loan of up to £11,222

For 2020, UK and EU nationals may be eligible to apply for a government loan of up to £11,222 towards course fees or living costs. Both full and part-time Masters degrees are eligible for the Masters loan.