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BA (Hons) Theatre (Performance and Production)

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Institution C58


3 years Full Time

Postgraduate Pathways

Alumni receive a 15% discount on postgraduate courses at Chichester.

Postgraduate study options available at Chichester include PGCE and Masters. 

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Where this can take you

Alumni Profile: Daniel Hills and Rachel St Clar

"Throughout our studies we worked closely with our lecturer Pete Phillips to define our performance and establish our company, which was very beneficial. Rachel and I first met at Chichester four years ago, and have been working together ever since. 

While we were at Chichester, we formed Cool Hunting, and have gone on to perform at Glasgow's Buzzcut festival, appear at Camden Town's famed People's Theatre, and have been artists-in-residence at Brighton's Marlborough Theatre."

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Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £9,250

2020/21 International fee: £13,500

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.


Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

A levels (or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC / Cambridge Technical): 104 to 120 UCAS Tariff Points

A Levels: BBB - BCC

BTEC / Cambridge Technical: DDM (Performing Arts)

International Baccalaureate: 28 points

IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

Audition: Candidates will be asked to attend an audition day.  You will present two prepared speeches, talk with staff about their interests and ideas for making theatre and take part in a devising workshop.  You will get the chance to meet current students over lunch.

Course content

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

The Showroom

At the heart of the learning experience of the Theatre department is a fully equipped 212-seat public theatre venue - The Showroom.

The ShowRoom is recognised nationally for presenting some of the most exciting companies touring on the UK circuit, and the programme is shaped to support the learning of students.

We often run workshops and post-show discussion for Theatre students with visiting artists. We believe that one of the best ways to learn about professional theatre is by watching a training with arts industry professionals. This is at the heart of the ShowRoom's ambition. 

The ShowRoom is highly adaptable, with retractable seating, making it an excellent teaching and workshop space in addition to its role as a venue. It is run by our Theatre Manager and Department Technician, who work closely with our students, helping them to realise creative and adventurous ideas in a professional working space. 

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

Find out more on the ShowRoom website.

Indicative modules

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.  

International English Studies

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International English Studies

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. 

Additional Costs

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Additional Costs