• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

Community Arts Practitioners work towards affect social, cultural and environmental change and commonly work with the following groups of individuals:

  • young people, especially those at risk
  • young offenders
  • homeless people
  • people with disabilities and mental health conditions
  • ethnic minorities
  • the elderly
  • drug and alcohol users or those recovering from addiction

This exciting new Foundation Degree at University Centre Doncaster offers students the opportunity to develop the skills needed to become a successful Community Arts Practitioner.

Throughout the two year course, you will have opportunities to gain professional experience through a number of work placements. You will develop knowledge of Community Arts practices through core modules undertaken by dance, drama and music student but will also develop your subject specialist skills through pathway modules to make sure that on completion of the course, you have a wide range of skills, knowledge and work-based skills to ensure a successful and rewarding career.

Level
Level 4 Level 5
Duration
2 years full-time
Awarding Body
University of Hull
Course Fees
£6500 per year
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Units and Structure

Level 4 Modules

Core modules:

  • Skills Toolkit
  • Contextual Studies
  • Understanding Society
  • Placement with Case Study Analysis

Pathway modules:

  • Music
    • Music in the Community
    • Music Performance Skills
  • Dance
    • Dance Practice 1
    • Facilitating Dance in the Community
  • Drama
    • Storytelling and Making
    • Developing Drama Skills for the Community

Level 5 Modules

Core Modules:

  • Collaborative Practice
  • Professional Placement and Project Delivery
  • Practitioner Studies
  • Applied Arts and its Social Context

Pathway Modules:

  • Music
    • Music Production
    • Composing / Arranging
  • Dance
    • Dance Practice 2
    • The Emotional, Physical and Social Benefits of Dance
  • Drama
    • Developing Community Performance
    • Drama for Personal Development and Social Change

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

One of the following:

  • 80 UCAS Tariff points-from at least 2 GCSEs, A Levels or BTEC National Qualifications
  • Access to HE Diploma in an Art related programme with at least 45 credits at level 3
  • Accreditation of prior learning (APL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

Enhanced DBS check


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

One of the following:

  • 80 UCAS Tariff points-from at least 2 GCSEs, A Levels or BTEC National Qualifications
  • Access to HE Diploma in an Art related programme with at least 45 credits at level 3
  • Accreditation of prior learning (APL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

Enhanced DBS check


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course full-time, you need to do so via Ucas. To apply for it part-time, you need to fill in an application form.

Ucas Code:

Provider Name: DN Colleges Group

Institution Code: N64

Campus Code: D

Click here for Application Information