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Drama and Psychology (Professional Placement Year) BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons)

Bath Spa University

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UCAS CODE: SE99

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview

You’ll study plays, practitioners and genres that have been particularly influential in shaping contemporary theatre and performance. We give you the opportunity to explore:

  • Theatre practitioners
  • Playwrights
  • Performance making
  • Writing, directing and performing.

The course also includes a focus on:

  • Plays and musical theatre productions in the University Theatre
  • Theatre in education performances and workshops in local schools
  • New plays written by students
  • New and existing works devised, directed and performed by students.

How will I be assessed?

We use a variety of assessment tasks across the programme, including:

  • Public performance
  • Playwriting
  • In-class performance of devised or published work
  • Oral presentations
  • Performance of backstage/technical roles
  • Critical reflection
  • Working as part of an ensemble
  • Script analysis
  • Devising
  • Individual and group research projects.

How will I be taught?

You'll be taught through a range of activities including lectures, workshops, seminars, skills classes, rehearsals, tutorials, work placements and theatre visits.

Careers

We equip you with creative, collaborative, writing, presentational and communication skills that are useful in many professional and vocational areas.

Some graduates choose to pursue postgraduate study, especially in teaching, or vocational training. Recent graduates have gone on to study Master's degrees at Central School of Speech and Drama, Yale Theatre School and the Royal Academy of Music.

This optional placement year provides you with the opportunity to identify, apply for and secure professional experience, normally comprising one to three placements over a minimum of nine months. Successful completion of this module will demonstrate your ability to secure and sustain graduate-level employment.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

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A level : CCC - BCC

Grades BCC-CCC including Grade C in Drama, and Psychology or related subjects preferred.

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University information

Bath Spa University

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 103 21

    100th out of 118 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    116 61%

    73rd

    29
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48.0 48%

    75th

    27
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    30th

    43
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    98 47%

    112th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%

    70th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    111th

    3

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