Stage and Screen

Choose a practical, performance-based degree

Stage and Screen

Choose a practical, performance-based degree

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Perfect your performance on stage or on screen

Stage and Screen courses

Prepare for your performance career

Develop your skills in singing, acting and dance as you explore and train in stage or screen performance. Learn from industry professionals in an environment that encourages creativity.

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  • Postgraduate
Student performing in ShowRoom

Advanced Performance – PgCert

Develop your musical theatre performance skills on this course with vocational training in instrumental or vocal performance, or orchestral performance.
Theatre students on stage

BA (Hons) Acting

Perform throughout your studies as you develop your skills and explore aspects of live and recorded theatre and access placement opportunities at Chichester Festival Theatre and more.  
Students using film and editing equipment and software

BA (Hons) Acting for Film

Specialise in acting on camera and learn from working industry professionals with opportunities to develop spotlight skills in horse riding, period dance, sword fighting and more. 
Directing in the ShowRoom

BA (Hons) Drama, Theatre and Directing

Work with the world renowned Chichester Festival Theatre as you direct and perform in your work and the work of others. 
Music students performing

BA (Hons) Music and Musical Theatre 

Train in musical theatre dance, singing or stage acting, audition for performances at local theatres and study your chosen instrument including voice.
Music student performing

BA (Hons) Music with Musical Theatre

Work on a range of productions and specialise in specific areas of composition or performance as you develop your skills through community outreach.
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BA (Hons) Musical Performance and Acting for Film

Develop practical performance skills and train in singing or instrumental performance alongside television and screen acting, and perform your work on and off campus. 
Guys and Dolls performance

BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (Triple Threat)

Develop your performance skills, audition for projects at theatres including the Alexandra Theatre and join projects including large scale musical theatre, straight plays and smaller ensemble projects.
Musical theatre student in ShowRoom

BA (Hons) Musical Theatre and Acting for Film 

Create performance material, refine your skills in acting for screen and audition for musical theatre performances at the Alexandra Theatre and more.
Musical theatre students rehearsing

BA (Hons) Musical Theatre and Arts Development

Train in musical theatre dance, singing and stage acting, audition for theatre productions and develop and charity performance. 
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BA (Hons) Musical Theatre and Cabaret Performance

Work with Talent Artistic Group, Sonic Artists and Piha International Entertainment, perform in a final year showcase and graduate with a professional showreel.
Musical Theatre Performance students smiling on stage

BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance

Develop your performance skills, explore all aspects of theatre production and complete a swing project where you will learn every part of a production.
Students rehearsing in ShowRoom

BA (Hons) Musical Theatre with Teaching

Learn to teach musical theatre and perform throughout your studies. Audition to perform at theatres including the Alexandra Theatre and other regional theatres. 
Students using swords in combat module

BA (Hons) Screen Acting and Film Production

Join a thriving community of actors, film makers, script writers, designers and gamers to explore play and screen-play texts on this ARRI Certified course.
Theatre students performing in ShowRoom

BA (Hons) Theatre

Perform, grow and explore the theatre with theoretical studies, practical modules and opportunities to work with The Chichester Festival Theatre, Total Theatre Awards, Edinburgh Festival and more.
Guys and Dolls performance

MA Performance: Theatre or Theatre Collectives

Choose your study topics, establish your artistic identity and platform your work in national and international contexts.

MA Screen Acting

Join a community of actors, film makers, script writers, designers and gamers to explore story craft and develop your screen acting skills and experience.
Street Fighting Skills
Learn spotlight skills throughout your degree.

Spotlight technique classes

Develop spotlight skills alongside acting, singing and dance

Choose modules to direct your studies and tailor your degree to you. You could study specialist technique modules including horse riding, period dance, street fighting, sword fighting, accents and more.

Facilities suited to your degree

Make the most of campus performance spaces including the ShowRoom and Chapel

Take advantage of the ShowRoom, a fully equipped 212-seat public theatre venue, Conservatoire, rehearsal spaces, recording studios and industry audio/visual equipment and editing technology and software.

Theatre students rehearsing on stage

Cabaret courses

Train to perform in the entertainment industry with a specialist cabaret degree

Learn from industry professionals

Most staff work professionally in their industry as performers, theatre-makers, directors, dramaturgs and researchers

Head of Department of Theatre

Ben is an established professional Dramaturg with extensive experience of working with a range of key performance makers, and has been Head of Theatre at the University since 2004.

Programme Coordinator Cabaret, Senior Lecturer, Vocal tutor

William won an Associated Board Entrance Scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in 1986. He has since forged a solo career in the world of cabaret, opera, musicals, and radio/TV.

Showroom Administrator - Theatre (Performing Arts)/Dance

Andy is one of the Artistic Directors of Bootworks Theatre: a group of artists who work in a range of disciplines and contexts, and make a varied spectrum of work including devised performance, live art and children’s shows.

Complete industry work placements

Gain experience with professional companies

Benefit from departmental industry relationships and complete placements with companies across the world in performance, production and more.

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