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Entry requirements


Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma with 112 UCAS Tariff Points

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

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

DMM

T Level

M

UCAS Tariff

112

Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from A levels BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma Irish Leaving Certificate Scottish Highers Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Theatre studies

**BA Acting is a practical, production-based degree. Our course is delivered in partnership with Middle Child Theatre Company and Prague Quadrennial.**

Train on-the-job from your first week to your last, gaining the skills and knowledge you need to become a professional actor.

Hear from industry professionals through masterclasses, workshops, visiting lectures, guest shows and appearances.

Perform in world-class, Grade II-listed facilities. And join a thriving creative community at one of the most established Drama departments in the UK.

Most of our modules are production-based. You work on various performance projects within a production ensemble setting. The rest of our modules focus on the practical training (voice, movement, etc) and theatre knowledge you need to be a professional actor. You learn on-the-job, starting work on your first production in week one. And you’re involved in regular production work right up until the end of your third year.

You get exclusive access to our fantastic theatre facilities. Our Gulbenkian Centre is the most flexible theatre space at any European university. Inside, you’ll find studio performance spaces, rehearsal rooms, design studios, and a costume department.

You’re invited to regular masterclasses, workshops, and guest shows with our industry partners. These include Arts Council England National and Portfolio Organisation, Middle Child Theatre Company. And Prague Quadrennial, the world festival of scenography and performance design. You also get to work with students across Drama, Game and Graphic Design, and Media Production.

**Official Team GB partners**

Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it.

What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership.

We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else.

Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb

Modules

**First year**

Approaches to Theatre Exploration
Drama Industry Case Study
Introductory Performance Techniques
Production Project
Movement and Voice
Approaches to Theatre Discourse

**Second year**

Compulsory modules

Live and Recorded Media
Theatre Practice: Research and Development
Intermediate Technique
Theatre Practice: Production
Exploratory Practices 1

Optional modules

Performance Perspectives: Contexts and Criticism
Performance Perspectives: Making Meaning

**Third year**

Performance Perspectives: Approaching Audiences
Making Performance: Research and Development
Advanced Technique
Showcase
Making Performance: Production
Exploratory Practice 2

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£15,400
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

The Uni


Course location:

The University of Hull

Department:

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

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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.

92%
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

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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

80%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
89%
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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
55%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Other elementary services occupations
22%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
15%
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.

Drama

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

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

£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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