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

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500

  • Audition
  • Interview
  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

You will be invited to audition and interview in order to provide evidence of your practical knowledge of theatre and to evaluate whether this course is an appropriate choice in relation to your goals and aspirations.

If you are unable to attend in person for audition and interview, you may submit a digital portfolio and be interviewed by telephone.

You are also advised that in order to benefit from all the opportunities available through study you will be asked to undergo the relevant disclosure and barring service (DBS) checks.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Professional practice is embedded within the course ensuring that you are ready to transition into a successful career in theatre when you graduate.

Internships, guest artists and opportunities to travel provide you with experience and networking opportunities throughout your degree.

This course will prepare you for careers in:

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Production
  • Teaching
  • Running your own business
  • Arts management