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.
- A level
- Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Grades / Points
Satisfactory performance at an audition or, if not resident in the UK, on a visual recording. Please see website for further details.
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
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 including Nobel Prize winners, and offers over 300 programmes from business to biosciences, engineering to psychology.
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