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FdA Contemporary Storytelling & Performance

For 2018 start

Cornwall College Eden Project LEVEL: 5 Music & Performing Arts

This programme aims to develop thinking, engaged actors and storytellers who have an understanding of a range of work contexts. The FdA Contemporary Storytelling & Performance is a unique programme which offers students an innovative and inspirational environment in which to perform, explore and create. Delivered in partnership with the Eden Project, this
programme is a skills-based course that provides the knowledge and practical expertise needed for success in the storytelling and performing arts industry. With the incorporation of Eden’s ethos of sustainability and ethical tourism, this programme focuses on developing performance and storytelling skills within a world-class visitor attraction. Eden provides an exciting platform and presents a wealth of opportunity to create, interpret and perform a diverse range of material in response to its environment and connections with the wider creative arts sector.

At the core is the skills training in storytelling, performance, movement, character development, voice, research, analysis,
reflection and evaluation which, under the guidance of tutors and industry professionals, will enable students to develop as storytellers and performers within a rigorous academic framework. In addition, the programme will also enable you to develop the necessary skills and experience to progress to Level 6 study or to enter directly into freelance work as a storyteller and performer.

Based at the Eden Project, you will establish links with creative partners across Cornwall and the South West, developing storytelling and performance work in response to a range of contexts, including Eden’s own inspirational natural landscape.


Possible Progression (subject to availability) 

– Honours-level final year in related subjects at other institutions


Possible Careers 

– Storyteller
– Theatre Practitioner
– Life Coach
– Actor
– Presenter
– Director
– Motivational Speaker
– Creative Arts Lecturer
– Facilitator
– Workshop Leader
– Creative Writer
– Corporate Storyteller


Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: D12M
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: Cornwall College & Plymouth University
Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-levels (at least 80 points must be at A2 level) or relevant Level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English language and maths or equivalent.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver Award


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Indicative Module Year 1

  • Personal Employability Social Development
  • Storytelling: Performance & Interpretation in Context 1
  • Collaborative Storytelling, Performance & Interpretation
  • Performer Training
  • Adapting Narratives
  • Applied Storytelling & Performance 1

Indicative Module Year 2

  • Storytelling: Performance & Interpretation 2
  • Solo Storytelling & Performance
  • Applied Storytelling & Performance 2
  • Autobiographical & Biographical Storytelling
  • Reflective Practitioner Portfolio
  • Performance Enterprise

*Modules are subject to change and availability


FdA Contemporary Storytelling & Performance

Start Date



Eden Project


2 years full-time

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

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