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University of Plymouth

Directing

UCAS Code: W421

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

Entry requirements


112 UCAS Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies is accepted.

Considered in combination.

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction.

Considered in combination.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

English and Maths are considered as GCSE equivalent at Higher Level 4 or Standard Level 5.

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

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

English and Maths are considered as GCSE equivalent at H1-H7 and O1-O4.

Considered in combination.

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

D*D*

Considered in combination.

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

DMM

Considered in combination.

112 UCAS Tariff points including 2 Advanced Highers.

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112

To include a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies is accepted.

Considered in combination.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Directing for theatre

The BA (Hons) Directing degree at the University of Plymouth is a unique blend of newly designed curriculum, apprenticeships, and collaborations with professional theatres in the South West. It is designed to appeal to high achieving students interested in learning more about the art of theatre direction.

As a partner with Theatre Royal Plymouth, the Plymouth Conservatoire offers you access to professional directors, actors, designers, and producers who bring with them a wealth of specialised and skilled expertise. Further, you are able to access the professional spaces of TR2 and Theatre Royal in the classes offered by the theatre such as our introduction modules and final year performance lab modules.

Modules

In Year 1, students take two modules in acting, two modules in theatre making, one theory-based module, and one module on script analysis for directors. Directors should undergo actor training as well as theatre making to better equip themselves as practitioners. In doing so, the students gain a better understanding of their actors’ processes and gain insight on generating new ideas for productions.

Year 2 includes two placement modules, as well as modules on performance making, cultural awareness, and performance styles. The placements will take place over the course of two semesters, allowing the students to experience one craft for one semester before switching to another craft in the new year.

Year 3 includes modules on dramaturgy, director’s research, applied practices, festival practices, and an off-site work placement module. The second semester requires directing students to collaborate with other students in the Plymouth Conservatoire to generate community-integrated work based on applied practices, as well as a new performance for festivals. The performance will stem from the students’ research in their modules on Dramaturgy and Director’s Research.

The above details represent the latest course structure and may be subject to change.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

School of Humanities 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.

74%
med
Directing for theatre

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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

87%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

After graduation


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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.

£14,500
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
39%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Other elementary services occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

Directing for theatre

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

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