Drama and Theatre Arts BA (Hons)

University of Birmingham

Key Information

Course duration: 3 Years

Mode of study: Full time

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

Subject Ranking

Ranked 3rd for Drama, Dance & Cinematics (View subject table)

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  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    74.0 / 100.0
  • Student Satisfaction
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    4.19 / 5.00


UCAS Course Code: W440

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: AAB–ABB Satisfactory performance at an audition or, if not resident in the UK, on a visual recording. Please see website for further details.

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Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £17,640 per year

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The Course


This programme is a unique course, which combines practical training with the critical study of historical and contemporary theatre and performance. Studying the practical, theoretical and technical aspects of theatre in combination, offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore and understand its relevance, considerations and practicalities. Through this we will help you develop into a confident researcher and performer and to build a diverse and attractive professional profile. Your development will be supported by our close links with theatres and professional practitioners in Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon, London and beyond.

University of Birmingham students are part of academic elite and learn from world-leading experts. We will challenge you to become an independent and self-motivated learner, qualities that are highly sought after by employers. You will have a diverse learning experience, including: Lectures; small group tutorials; independent study and peer group learning, such as delivering presentations with your classmates. You will develop fantastic skills for your future career such as presentation delivery, confidence, communication and teamwork.

95% of Drama and Theatre Arts students enter work or further study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2016). Our graduates start careers with employers including: The BBC; The RSC; The National Theatre; Birmingham Hippodrome; The Royal Court Theatre. Roles include theatre choreographer, drama teacher, performing arts tutor and TV production assistant director. To enhance your career prospects even further, you will need to think about engaging in some extra-curricular activities to broaden your skills and network of contacts.

Start Dates

  • 30 September 2019 at Main Site

University of Birmingham

University League Table Ranking: 15th

The University of Birmingham has been leading the way as a global university since 1900; it was the first civic university to allow students from every background to study at its beautiful, leafy green campus. A member of the Russell Group, this research-intensive institution has world-leading academics...

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Postal Address

Department of Drama and Theatre Arts
University of Birmingham
Academic and Student Division
B15 2TT

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