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Drama and Theatre Practice BA (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Take centre stage! In this exciting degree, you will be encouraged to break the boundaries in a vibrant and creative environment that encourages interdisciplinary and multimedia approaches to performance. You will have the opportunity to become a skilled practitioner, focusing on physical performance, vocal training, collaboration and critical awareness. Plymouth Conservatoire’s unique relationship with Theatre Royal Plymouth offers exciting apprenticeships and career possibilities.In the 2017/18 National Student Survey, this degree achieved 100% for teaching, academic support, and overall satisfaction! Students agreed that staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching and were happy that they have been able to access specialised equipment, facilities, or rooms when needed. According to the 2016 DLHE survey, 85 per cent of students were in work/study six months after finishing the course.Your learning takes place in a variety of purpose-built locations, including our very own performance space, The House.Highlights of the degree include:The opportunity to develop a strong career portfolio with work-based learning and professional development opportunities that will boost your skills and expertise, and enhance your employability.The opportunity to benefit from the breadth of the course which explores different aspects of theatre and performance, embracing contemporary, alternative, interdisciplinary and multimedia approaches. You can also try your hand at devising your own performances - work with professional practitioners and explore your own style.The opportunity to advance your creative practice with talks, master classes and workshops with visiting companies and internationally recognised performers; in the past these have included Action Hero, Low Profile, John Nettles, Wildworks, Lone Twin, Earthfall and Robert Lyons.The opportunity to build up your studio practice time with intensive teaching delivery and production rehearsals, giving you the same experience you’d gain with a professional theatre company.Each year includes perks for your education: free texts are provided in Year One; an intensive residency with a visiting company in Year Two (past residencies have included Gecko, Analogue Theatre Company and Liz Aggiss); and a production/employability budget available in your final year.Come join us at Plymouth Conservatoire and jumpstart your career in theatre!

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Plymouth

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  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    64th out of 103 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    123 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44 44%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%



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