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Theatre

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in an Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language (or grade B/5 in English Literature). GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 is also normally required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

in any subject and an A level at grade B

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

in any subject

OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

D

in any subject with A levels grade BC

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

in any subject and an A level at grade B

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

in any subject with A levels grade BC

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

in any subject

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

UCAS Tariff

112-136

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.5 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

Theatre studies

If you have a passion for theatre and would like to learn how to bring your ideas to life on stage, Brunel’s Theatre course will equip you with specialist skills in a range of performance genres. It will also ground you academically in history and theory, enabling you to become a well-rounded, adaptable artist and critical thinker.??

Providing the perfect balance between theory and practice, you’ll be taught by industry and academic experts in our purpose-built Antonin Artaud Performance Centre.??

The course has compulsory modules and numerous optional modules that you can choose from within the Theatre degree. You can opt for a wide selection of modules on the main?Theatre?degree or focus your studies through a specialised degree pathway in?Acting,?Musical Theatre?or?Physical Theatre.

You will be supported by a personal tutor who is also your academic seminar tutor and you will be taught by staff who are cutting edge academics and industry specialists. You’ll learn in our Antonin Artaud Performance Centre which includes a main theatre and two studio theatres, in addition to a suite of rehearsal and recording studios.

As we’re close to central London, we regularly organise trips to see productions at places such as the Barbican, the National Theatre, the Royal Court, and Sadler’s Wells and participate in workshops with ground-breaking theatre companies all as part of your course.

Modules

Year 1
Perspectives 1
Theatre Making 1
Ensemble Production
Physical Theatre 1: Between Dance and Theatre
Acting 1: Essential Skills
Applied Drama Practice 1: An Introduction
Digital & Technical Theatre 1
Musical Theatre 1

Year 2
Core Modules
Perspectives

Optional Modules
Acting: Beyond Naturalism
Acting as a Critical Practice
Musical Theatre 2: Histories, Practices and Theories
Musical Theatre: Critical Developments
Physical Theatre 2: Performance and Embodiment
Physical Performer Training
Writing 2: Experiments in Language for Performance
Applied Drama 2: Project
Digital Performance 2
Theatre Making 2

Year 3
Core Modules
Final Production
Written Dissertation

Optional Modules
Advanced Acting 3
Advanced Musical Theatre 3
Advanced Physical Theatre 3
Psychogeography
Perspectives 3: Battling with Ideas
Digital Performance and Technology 3
Chaucer to Shakespeare
Violence
Victorian Literature and Culture
Modern and Contemporary Lesbian Literature
Writing Poetry for Performance
The Horror Film
Gender and Sexuality
Professional Experience and Development
Creative Industries and Labour Practices
Anti-Racism and Performance

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,335
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Arts and Humanities

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

40%
low
Theatre studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

61%
Staff make the subject interesting
61%
Staff are good at explaining things
54%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

49%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
63%
Course specific equipment and facilities
37%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,920
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
34%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
18%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Performing arts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Higher entry requirements
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