BA (Hons) Theatre (Performance and Production) is a practical course designed for people who want to create their own original theatre work and develop key technical, digital and management skills to support the creative process in professional contexts.
Please note that this is a new programme for 2017 entry and is currently under development. The main content of the programme will be taught as advertised but individual module content may change before final approval in the summer. If you would like further information about course content, please contact email@example.com
In addition to classes in Theatre, leading to a range of diverse performing opportunities, students will develop production skills, choosing from a variety of lighting, sound, digital and design tasks, alongside key experiences in arts management and administration.
Students will work closely with students across a range of performing programmes and have significant placement opportunities with a wide range of professional theatres and arts organisations.
This is a perfect course for performers who are excited by the whole process of realising a theatre project.
This programme embraces the core elements of our Theatre programme – creative processes, performance and critical engagement with contemporary theatre making – and adds key concerns in professional and technical producing.
We recognise the increasing demand for independent professional artists to be equipped both in performance and management skills: a flexible and holistic understanding of how theatre is made.
Our facilities content
At the heart of the learning experience of the Theatre department is a fully equipped 212-seat public theatre venue - The Showroom.
The department uses the Showroom for student performances, practical workshops and hosting some of the best international touring theatre.
Other facilities include:
- Studio spaces exclusive to the department
- Rehearsal Rooms
- Recording studio
- Editing facilities
- Audio/visual equipment
- In-house lighting and sound technicians to assist student projects
At Level Four (first year) students work alongside theatre students in developing performance skills and performing in key projects on Narrative, Visual Theatre, Text/Deconstruction and Cultural Identity; they also develop skills in technical elements to do with performance design: Lighting, Sound and Digital Media and get the chance to control and stage manage key performance events.
At Level Five (second year) students progress in their performer-making skills, taking part in a major production with all students from the year and focusing on specific types and contexts of theatre making (Comedy, Schools Theatre, Multi-Media, Site-Specific etc…); they develop management skills in targeted projects and explore key notions of design in relation to independent arts practice.
At Level Six (third year) students take part in a range of major performance and directing exercises and develop their knowledge of how theatre is produced and developed in a professional context.
Teaching and assessment
Your work is assessed through a wide range of practical/performance contexts: group and individual performances, directing exercises, presentations and creative installations.
There are no formal exams.
Some classes are assessed through continuous assessment and through written evaluations, with several formal essays that lead to a final-year dissertation.
Entry requirements 2017 - 2018
Typical Offers (individual offers may vary):
A levels (or combination with AS / E.P. / BTEC): 110 to 125 UCAS Tariff Points
International Baccalaureate: 28 points
Audition: Candidates will be asked to attend an audition day. They will present two prepared speeches, talk with staff about their interests and ideas for making theatre and take part in a devising workshop. They will get the chance to meet current students over lunch.