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Theatre and Performance BA (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Carlisle - Brampton Road

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course Overview**This programme consists of three distinct strands: Exploring Creative Practice, where we undertake performance work, is the largest strand and makes-up two-thirds of the degree. Critical Thinking explores the critical, cultural and social context for your practice. And Entrepreneurship develops your professional profile, portfolio and network. At the heart of the programme lies the Festival, where students work together across all three years to develop a season of performance work. Whether your interests lie onstage or backstage, you will find yourself working with a dedicated and expert staff team and you will have the opportunity to work on scripted performances as well as to devise and create your own original work.This programme is an exciting, practice-based degree that teaches you key skills in drama, movement, technical theatre and voice with an interdisciplinary focus. You will develop a portfolio of professional skills tailored to your chosen career path in the creative industries. Our course is designed for people who have a passion for creating performance, a curiosity for ideas, and a desire to discover creative ways of developing and funding projects, festivals and events. You will be challenged at every level to develop your practical skills, critical thinking, entrepreneurship and understanding of the artistic practice. Upon completion, you will be a skilled practitioner, ready for graduate employment or postgraduate study.**Graduate Prospects**Theatre and Performance are aimed at students who aspire to work in the Creative and Cultural Industries. The portfolio of potential career paths includes; performing, teaching, community arts practice, festival and event management, technical management and developing your own theatre company. Our interdisciplinary focus means you will also have a broad base of transferable skills which are attractive to employers across a range of graduate sectors including hospitality and retail management, marketing, public relations and sales. The Institute of the Arts is a dedicated arts campus, so you may also have the chance to develop work with our Film and TV, Photography, Games Design, Fine Art, Graphics or Illustration students.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 10,500per year

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University of Cumbria

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  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    102nd out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    114 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    39 39%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.36 67%



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