Birmingham City University
Design for Performance with TFLE with Professional Placement Year BA (Hons)
Birmingham City University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Design for Performance with TFLE with Professional Placement Year

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 348 graduates of Design for Performance with TFLE with Professional Placement Year BA (Hons) at Birmingham City University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Stage Design.

Overall student satisfaction
79 /100
348 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Design for Performance with TFLE with Professional Placement Year BA (Hons) at Birmingham City University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Design for Performance with TFLE with Professional Placement Year BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19500 £18500 £21500
25-75 percentile range £18000 - £21500 £14000 - £22500 £16000 - £26500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Stage Design

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19542 £18384 £21848
25-75 percentile range £17250 - £22935 £13547 - £23003 £16119 - £27711

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Design for Performance with TFLE with Professional Placement Year BA (Hons) at Birmingham City University

20% Sales occupations
16% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
9% Design occupations
8% Elementary occupations
7% Business and public service associate professionals
7% Artistic, literary and media occupations
6% Administrative occupations
3% Managers, directors and senior officials
3% Media Professionals
2% Skilled trades occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Contextualised reduced tariff offer: 96 tariff points or equivalent e.g. A-level CCC, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

A maximum of 4 subjects are considered. These can be other A/S Levels (as long in a different subject) A-Levels or Level 3 equivalents.

Pass with 120 credits at Level 4 Must be in a related pathway May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript and portfolio will be required (for specified courses).

Pass with 240 credits at Level 5 Must be in a related pathway May be considered for advanced entry onto the third year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4 and level 5. A transcript and portfolio will be required (for specified courses).

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either five Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of grades BBCCC is required. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers.

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications (AS Levels must be in different subject to A-Levels) to obtain 112 pts

Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at Level 3. Arts, Media and Publishing subjects preferred but other subjects also considered.

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCD Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

" Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

" • Must be in a topic related to the degree subject being applied for Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

" Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

Obtain a minimum of 28 points overall For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) English A - Grade 4 or above or English B - Grade 5 from the IB Diploma will be accepted For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level Maths, grade 5 or above from the IB Diploma will be accepted

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 112 tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. This must include English Language and Maths taken at either Ordinary Level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level minimum grade H1/H7 (or A-D / A1-D3 up to and including 2016

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 overall with no less than 5.5 in any level
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Design for Performance with TFLE with Professional Placement Year, BA (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

Birmingham City University is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Design for Performance with TFLE with Professional Placement Year BA (Hons)

EU £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £13200 year 1

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Birmingham City University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Birmingham City University in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #69 
    • #81 
    Drama, Dance & Cinematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of Birmingham City University

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About Birmingham City University

Founded in 1853, Birmingham City University (BCU) is located in the city of Birmingham, England. The student population of this institution is made up of students from over 80 nationalities, which allows newly arrived foreign students to quickly feel welcome and at home. State-of-the-art facilities and resources await students on all courses, including the latest Engineering technology, 3D Printing studios, and Horology Workshops, just to name a few. BCU maintains a reputation for having a selective admissions process, so all applicants are recommended to prepare for their interview thoroughly.

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Where is this programme taught

City Centre Campus
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Parkside Building Campus
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