You’ll study plays, practitioners and genres that have been particularly influential in shaping contemporary theatre and performance. We give you the opportunity to explore:
Writing, directing and performing.
The course also includes a focus on:
Plays and musical theatre productions in the University Theatre
Theatre in education performances and workshops in local schools
Stand-up comedy performances in local venues
New plays written by students
New and existing works devised, directed and performed by students.
Typical offer range for UK / EU applicants
280–320 UCAS Tariff points including A-Level Drama, Performance Studies or Theatre Studies at min grade B.
Build the foundations. You’ll undertake modules in theatre history, approaches to working with dramatic texts, contemporary performance and theatre skills. These will be taught through a mixture of practical workshops, seminars, lectures and rehearsals.
Apply your skills. You’ll have the opportunity to apply yourself in a variety of performance projects. The core modules focus on allowing you to create your own original work, while a range of optional modules allow you to explore your particular areas of interest such as physical theatre, comedy, applied theatre, musical theatre and theatre production.
Develop your specialisms. You’ll carry out research into an area of drama or performance of your own choice on our Dissertation module (optional for Joint Honours) as well as selecting areas of study from a range of specialist modules such as: Performance Projects, Staging Gender, Modern American Drama, Staging Shakespeare, Musical Theatre, Docu-drama, Media and Performance, and Devising and Site-Specific Performance.
We equip you with creative, collaborative, writing, presentational and communication skills that are invaluable in many professional and vocational areas.
Some graduates choose to pursue postgraduate study, especially in teaching, or vocational training. Recent graduates have gone on to MAs at Central School of Speech and Drama, Yale Theatre School and the Royal Academy of Music.
Other graduates launch careers in the creative industries, including working with theatre and media companies.
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