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University for the Creative Arts

UCAS Code: W44D | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements

112 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Minimum 4 GCSE's, grade 4/C or above, including English Language

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27-30

27-30 total points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma with at least 15 IB points at Higher level

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

MPP

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

32-168

We consider the strength of our applicants’ portfolios as well as their grades and we therefore may make offers which are lower than our standard entry criteria of 112 tariff points. This may be to students who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results - in these cases, a strong portfolio is especially important. We regularly admit students with a tariff much higher than our standard 112 requirement, and applicants who show potential but aren’t quite at the stage to be able to succeed on the course are offered a 4 year degree with an integrated foundation year which has a standard entry requirement of 32 tariff points.

About this course

Course option

5years

Full-time including foundation year | 2024

Subject

Theatre studies

Our BA (Hons) Design for Theatre and Screen (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) is a five year degree programme, specifically designed to provide international students with the English language and creative skills before they embark on year one of a degree. Your fourth academic year would then include a year in industry placement.

Create environments, costumes and props for stage and screen and learn from passionate, professional designers, who know the industry inside out, on our BA (Hons) Design for Theatre & Screen degree course.

Taught at UCA Farnham, you’ll put design, making and technical skills into practice as you take part in exciting work placements and collaborative projects, and learn from visiting lecturers with incredible experience – from production designers for Ant Man & The Wasp: Quantumania, and to designers for the Royal Ballet.

You’ll also consider the world around you as you learn and make, so you’ll enter the industry fully versed in climate and carbon auditing and leadership, and you’ll connect with cutting-edge research projects both domestically and internationally.

This course also has strong links with the likes of The Bush Theatre, The Young Vic, Farnham Maltings, and The English National Opera where you’ll attend workshops and performances and our longstanding relationship with the National Film and Television School often leads to work placements for large cohorts of students each year.

Related courses
- BA (Hons) Acting & Performance (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year)

- BA (Hons) Film Production (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year)

- BA (Hons) Film & Screen Studies (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year)

Modules

For our students coming from a non-UK educational background, UCA has an Integrated International Foundation Year to bring students from around the world to one hub of creativity. This is based at UCA Epsom and delivered by UCAIC.

This year of preparatory study is designed to give you the skills you’ll need to start your degree in the best possible way – with confidence, solid knowledge of creative practice, study skills and the English speaking and writing skills you’ll need to succeed.

You’ll explore a range of creative techniques and develop your portfolio, with your chosen subject in mind. We’ll work with you throughout the year to ensure you’re on the right track and give you the tools to achieve your highest potential on your degree.

If you opt to complete a professional practice year, this will take place in year three. You will undertake a placement within the creative industries to further develop your skills and CV.

While on your Professional Practice Year, you will be required to pay a reduced tuition fee for that year. This fee will be determined using government funding regulations. Based on current regulations, we expect this to be a maximum of 20% of the tuition fee rate that you are charged for your second year of study. You will also incur additional travel and accommodation costs during this year. The University will provide you with further advice and guidance about this as you approach your Professional Practice Year.

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
£17,500
per year
International
£17,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

At UCA we have a number of scholarships and fee discounts available to assist you with the cost of your studies.

Further details can be found via our Scholarships page: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/scholarships/

and our Financial Support page: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/fees-finance/financial-support/

The Uni

Course location:

Farnham

Department:

School of Film, Media and Performing Arts

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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.

58%
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.

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Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
67%
Staff are good at explaining things
58%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

83%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
31%
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?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation

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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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
46%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Design occupations
23%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

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

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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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£15k

£15k

£22k

£22k

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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