This September , University Of The West Of Scotland will be launching a brand new Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE) course in Performing Arts, delivered at UWS Ayr Campus. It is specifically designed for students who have an HNC in Performance or Acting, or 3 Advanced Highers or 3 A levels. This one year course  provides a route into Drama UK recognised BA (Hons) degree courses in PerformanceContemporary Screen Acting and Musical Theatre.

David Hayman at a recent Masterclass Event in our UWS Ayr TV Studios

David Hayman at a recent Masterclass Event in our UWS Ayr TV Studios

Students will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of performing arts training. This includes voice, movement, dance, singing, acting for stage and screen, research, devising and improvisation. Tutors are active researchers and professional actors, writers and directors. Throughout the programme, there will be a balance between modules based on performing arts theory and those involving practical activities and skill development. Students will be introduced to analysis and criticism in all of the main areas of the performing arts and will be given a wide experience of practical training. The course is delivered at our new Ayr Campus, which is equipped with state-of-the-art television, music and performance studios. You will not only benefit from the professional practice of your tutors but guest lecturers as well. You will be taught by staff who are professional practitioners in industry, and are active researchers. You will be timetabled for three days a week over two trimesters and given ample notice of extra rehearsal time required for the production aspects of the course. Here’s a flavour of the sort of work we do in StudioLab at our Studios in UWS Ayr . Full details of the new Programme and how to apply can be found HERE.