Whether you see yourself as a director, performer, designer or administrator, this course will prepare you thoroughly for a career in theatre.
Over a period of three years you’ll explore movement and physicality, as well as the opportunities created by fusing and connecting movement/dance, new media techniques, physical theatre and contemporary theatre practice.
There’ll be every opportunity to ‘learn by doing’. We’ve exclusive access to the studio performance theatre, rehearsal studio, lecture room and other facilities of the Key Theatre in Peterborough - so you can put what you’re learning into practice, whether on stage or front and back of house.
Industry professionals and physical theatre experts teach the course and typically you’ll study six modules a year, covering theory and practice. Here are some of the learning and teaching methods we use:
We’ll help you develop the skills you’ll need to work independently with texts and other resources, such as digital media, production elements, and site-specific execution – just as you’ll be doing in your career.
By the time you graduate you’ll have a sound understanding of Performance Arts theory, practice, technologies and specialisms, as well as the ability to critically evaluate your own, and others’, work.
You’ll also be able be ready to join the working theatre and contribute to the production, design, rehearsal and other aspects of developing performances, using professional terminologies, techniques, structures and working methods.
Additionally you’ll have a range of transferable skills such as communication and presentation, team working, IT literacy and project management.
Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in theatre practice, teaching, performing, arts administration, directing, theatre project management, design and more.
We’ll assess your progress using your written blogs and journals, essays, portfolios, practical work, presentations and live performances.
Whether you aim to work in the creative industries or the social sciences, the legal profession or public service, the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for professional life.
Our lively, diverse community and ambitious academic environment will broaden your horizons and help you develop your full potential - many of our courses give you the chance to learn another language, study abroad or undertake work placements as you study.
If you’re interested in art, music, drama or film, check out our packed programme of events. Together with our partners in the creative and cultural industries, we’re always working to enrich the cultural life of the university and the wider community.
Our research is groundbreaking and internationally recognised, with real social impact. We support the StoryLab Research Institute, whose projects include interactive music apps and documenting lifesaving childbirth procedures, the Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER), as well as nine international research clusters including the Centre for Children's Book Studies and the Labour History Research Unit.
In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, six of our subject areas were awarded world-leading status: Law; Art and Design; English Language and Literature, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies; History; Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree with us can access an £800 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
Applicants with A level qualifications would normally have achieved 88-104 UCAS points on entry, including grade B in Theatre Studies, Performance Studies or cognate subject area, or VCE double award or equivalent in an appropriate subject.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
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