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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Theatre, Acting and Performance (UCRPA0002*)

Full Time
Course NameStart DateEnd DateCampus 
BA (Hons) in Theatre, Acting and Performance Y128/09/202016/06/2023University Centre RotherhamAvailable for applications
Course Overview
This course offers a broad practical curriculum underpinned by academic study, with the opportunity for you to influence the way you work. The main pathway is acting however, we do offer alternative modules for the musical theatre pathway.

You will gain an insight into the creation of new work, acting and performance in a range of styles from classical to contemporary. You will discover the theoretical and historical backdrop to theatre, acting and performance and will obtain the industry-desired skills and contacts.

You will work with professionals and highly-skilled staff, go on trips and take part in invaluable workshops.

Modules Covered
Year 1
  • Approaches to Acting 1
  • Acting with a Mask
  • The Empty Space: (Devising Innovative Performance)
  • Theatre in Education and Community Arts 
  • Preperation Process and Production: Making it Happen
  • Historical Context of Performance
Musical Theatre pathway will do Singing and Movement for performers.

Year 2
  • Approaches to Acting 2
  • Site Specific Performance 1 and 2
  • Performing Shakespeare
  • Performance Study and Demonstration
  • Stage to Screen
Musical Theatre will do Dance and Acting for Musical Theatre.

Year 3
  • Integrated Final Performance
  • Creative Arts Research (Dissertation) (written and practical or just written)
  • Personal and Professional Development - Industry Placement
Musical Theatre pathway will continue with a final Musical Theatre Performance.

Why study with us?
The course includes live projects in partnership with a range of companies and organisations such as the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) Events team, Open Minds Theatre Company, Rotherham Underground, Rotherham Music, Rotherham United and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue as well as the opportunity to deliver workshops to local schools.

A further enhancement to the course is a trip to Whitby for three nights to write, act in and direct short films, which are then screened and entered into competitions.

We have an impeccable 100% pass rate with former students from the course being recognised as Student of the Year and have gone on to set up companies such as Renegade Productions, work freelance and teach. A number of our students have performed at the Crucible Theatre and at the National Theatre for the Connexions festival.

Entry requirements
  • A relevant Level 3 qualification
  • GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or above or equivalent
  • If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all key skills or equivalent

How to apply?
You can apply using our online application form and clicking the Next Step button at the top of the page.

Career Opportunities
After successful completion of this course you can progress into acting, directing and arts related pathways, including stage management, script writing or working freelance in community or youth workshops.

Alternatively, you can progress onto further study on a PGCE or continue your studies to achieve a Master’s degree.

University Centre Rotherham (UCR)
This course is partially delivered at the new University Centre Rotherham (UCR) and Rotherham College Town Centre Campus to provide you the best workshops for the practical elements of your course. Click here to visit the website.

Please Note
We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2019 or 2020-21. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.