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BA Theatre and Performance Studies (2Q3W)

Course overview

BA Theatre and Performance Studies (2Q3W)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: AAB

A-level contextual offer: BBB

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Course duration

3 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS


£9,250 per year, home students

£29,300 per year, international students

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Clifton campus

The Theatre and Performance Studies course builds your understanding and practical skills by exploring critical and historical frameworks alongside practical workshops, performance opportunities, and production-based tasks. There are opportunities to engage with professional theatre-makers and our museum-accredited archive, the Theatre Collection, to develop your range of critical and practical skills while diversifying your awareness of potential future careers.

In your first year, you will learn how to analyse performance while developing practical skills in a range of performance practices, including staging play texts, developing workshops, and engaging in production work for the theatre. In subsequent years you will choose from a range of options that will deepen your analytical, critical, practical and historical expertise around your interests and aspirations.

Your degree culminates in an independent study project. This could be a group or individual performance, or a dissertation. You will also have an opportunity to undertake an industrial placement. We have strong links with the creative industries and placement partners have included the Bristol Old Vic, MAYK, In Between Time and Traveling Light Theatre. Students can also undertake placements elsewhere, including overseas.

Course structure

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

No specific subjects required.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

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