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Coventry University

Theatre and Professional Practice

UCAS Code: W440

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

to include one from Drama, Theatre or Performing Arts.

The Access to HE Diploma. Plus GCSE English at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

to include Theatre Arts at Higher level.

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

DMM

in Theatre or Performing Arts.

UCAS Tariff

112

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Drama

You will have the opportunity to learn from our experienced creative practitioners, some who have worked as theatre directors, movement directors, educational programme developers, freelance actors, designers, mask-makers and applied theatre specialists for organisations ranging from Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), The Globe, Théâtre Sans Frontières, Trestle, Spike Theatre, The Lion’s Part and The Fabularium. teaching staff have significant experience in major project events, such as Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008 programme, international touring with the British Council, co-productions with the National Theatre and performances at the Sydney Opera House. Staff members are also founders and directors of organisations that have been within the Arts Council of England National Portfolio.

These experiences have harvested a range of accolades and awards for our teaching staff, from Fringe Firsts at the Edinburgh Festival to Arts Marketing and Business Awards or Annual Arts awards from the likes of Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Echo and Daily Post, and the Brighton Festival.

The teaching team has a vast array of international research expertise with exciting collaborations including examples, such as a site-specific project on the use of Pico pocket projectors during field trips with Das Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, as well as long-form improvisation research with alumni of Chicago’s Second City and teachers from The Hothouse Los Angeles.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in the Telepresence in Theatre initiative which is an ongoing project between Coventry and the actor training degree at the University of Tampere, Finland. Using repurposed technologies such as videoconferencing, rear projection, directional sound, Adobe Connect and Facebook an immersive rehearsal space is created in both locations to enable students to rehearse and explore a variety of classic plays. The project, which has now received multiple international awards (Gold in Arts and Humanities Reimagine education 2016, Gold in Arts and Humanities and Hybrid Learning Reimagine Education 2018 and Highly Commended at the Times Higher Education Awards 2018) is now in its fifth year and is continuing to develop new ways of teaching and learning at a distance. The project has conducted performances in Hong Kong, Finland and Miami and in 2019 collaborated with Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan and Purdue University in the US (http://telepresenceintheatre.coventry.domains).

We offer opportunities to our students to apply to collaborate with our professional partners, both locally and globally. For example, students and recent graduates have performed at the RSC in collaboration with Kiln Theatre, at the Just So festival in Staffordshire with The Fabularium, at the Festival of Imagineers in Coventry with Imagineer Productions, and in Oxford with Mandala Theatre Co.

**Key Course Benefits:**

* Dedicated technical support for theatre and dance performance, wardrobe needs and music technology, as well as a range of equipment available on loan, such as video, recording, sound and lighting.

* Taught by staff with a broad range of experience and expertise with staff members still engaging in professional development activities and continuing to perform, create or contribute to the wider theatre research culture through publications and performances.

* Excellent links with industry, some of whom provide placements as well as collaborating with professional partners to create, tour and facilitate live applied theatre projects, both locally and globally. Current partners include The Belgrade Theatre, Theatre Absolute, Strangeface Theatre Co, Midlands Arts Centre and Warwick Arts Centre.

Modules

Your main study themes are:

**Professional theatre skills and performance**: We explore the devising process and the mixture and balance of roles needed to create performance. This is considered practically and theoretically, relating performance practice to its global, historical and cultural context. Skills areas investigated include voice, movement and methods of actor training, including script work, improvisation, acrobatics, equilibristic and acro-balance, mime, games, mask work and puppetry. You will also have the opportunity to explore technical aspects of production including lighting, sound, projection, costume and prop making, and digital and experimental theatre practices.

**History and Theory**: Teaching covers skills in historical/critical analysis and cultural awareness; focusing on the history and development of theatre from Ancient Greece to the present day and investigates theatre practices from across the globe exploring how elements of theatre practice from other cultures can relate to performance in terms of concepts, cultural awareness and stylistic presentation.

**Professional Practice and Industry Preparation**: Each year our students will have the opportunity to engage with a number of performance projects which mirror the performance industries beyond, and in this way professional practice is at the heart of the degree. Through documenting their own practice, researching contemporary companies, coupled with career preparation and planning, students will develop an action plan for career paths and life after university.

Please be aware that some optional modules may require a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) clearance. 

For details about individual modules please visit the course page on our website.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Media and Performing Arts

TEF rating:
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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.

85%
med
Drama

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

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
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

85%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

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.

97%
med
Employed or in further education
37%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

43%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
23%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Other elementary services occupations

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