University Of Bedfordshire Drama

University Of Bedfordshire Drama

This course will prepare you for a career in the professional theatre industry by training you in a range of acting techniques.

You will write and direct your work to be shown in our professional theatre and perform large scale work made by professional directors.

There is a focus on learning entrepreneurial skills to help you find, audition, apply for, and create your own work, as well as developing your teaching and leadership skills.

You will also be encouraged to think, write and talk about how theatre theory informs your work.

Theatre and Professional Practice – BA (Hons) – Bedford Campus

  • Apply Via – UCAS
  • Course level – Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code – W491
  • Campus Location – Bedford Campus
  • Start dates – Oct
  • Duration – 3 Years
  • Attendance – Full time | Part-time day
  • Download Course Specifications

Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

Year 1
  • Process to Production (group performance)
  • The Actor in Performance (acting skills: stage, repertory, TV, musical theatre)
  • Performance and Production (how to stage your work)
  • Practising Ideas (performance history and analysis)
Year 2
  • Production in Context (exploring different acting genres)
  • Making Performance (directing your own work)
  • Theoretical Approaches to Theatre (cultural theory and philosophy)
  • Acting and Devising 2: Community Performance
  • Turning Points: Theatre, Power and Control (political performance)
Year 3
  • Small Scale Production (staging your own work)
  • Staging New Writing (script writing and directing)
  • Collaborative Applied Practice (work in community settings)
  • The Independent Theatre Professional (career planning and management)
  • Theatre Dissertation / Theatre Practice as Research (option of written dissertation of practice-led project)

Entry requirements UK

  • We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.
    2017/18 entry

    UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

  • At least 80 points with 64 points from 2 A level passes at C or above
  • At least 80 points with 64 from Merit Merit in two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas or one BTEC Diploma
  • At least 80 points with Merit Merit Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff see the UCAS tariff calculator