University Of Chichester Theatre

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University Of Chichester Theatre

University Of Chichester Theatre

BA (Hons) Theatre is a practical drama and performing programme, which develops you into an independent performance maker able to work inside theatres, schools, galleries, site-specifically and beyond. Your work will be rooted in original ideas decided by you and your fellow students, with an emphasis on rigorous and generous creative practice.

Course content

Across all three years, students are engaged in a highly practical programme, designed to develop significant skills, ideas and experiences relevant to careers in the theatre industries.

At various points in the programme, we provide classes in:

  • Skills: Movement, Dance, Voice, Devising, Playwriting, New Technologies and Technical Production, Solo Performance, Directing, Workshop Leading, Documenting Performance
  • Focused Creative Projects:  Narrative, Physical and Visual Theatre, Text and Cultural Identity; Clowning, Multi-media, the Body, Site Specific, Theatre in Schools and Audience Interactivity;
  • Production: THREE major staff-led performance events (over the last two years)
  • Critical and Cultural Studies: Introduction to Applied Theory, Modernism, Romanticism and Post Modernism;
  • Professional Development: Company and Business Management, Applied Arts Practice, Work Placement.

At Level Four (first year)

Students are introduced to a wide range of working practices, developing core skills in voice, movement and devising alongside critical and theoretical study designed to widen cultural reflection.  You created performances in four project projects: Narrative, Physical and Visual Theatre, Text and Deconstruction and Cultural Identity.

At Level Five (second year)

You continue on a rigorous skills programme, which, in the second year, is focused on two major performance projects – one in each semester.  The first involves writing and developing text for performance; the second involves exploring post-structural notions of performance.  Students can select options in complimentary practices: clowning, script writing, body-based performance, site-based performance and theatre-in-education. Critical and cultural studies continue in romanticism and post-modernism.

At Level Six (Final Year)

Students develop their own portfolio of theatre practice through a range of exciting performance options: Adaptation and Direction, Solo Performance, Experimental Workshop Performance, Performance Writing, New Technology and Performance and Documentation.  All students create a major production in small performance companies and produce a written dissertation.  Key careers development is provided through a range of modules: Company Management, Applied Arts and Work Placement

Our facilities

The Showroom

At the heart of the learning experience of the Theatre department is a fully equipped 212-seat public theatre venue – The Showroom. The department uses the Showroom for student performances, practical workshops and hosting some of the best international touring theatre.

Other facilities include:

  • Studio spaces exclusive to the department
  • Rehearsal Rooms
  • Recording studio
  • Editing facilities
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • In-house lighting and sound technicians to assist student projects

Entry requirements 2017 – 2018

Typical Offers (individual offers may vary):

A levels (or combination with AS / E.P. / BTEC): 110 to 125 UCAS Tariff Points


International Baccalaureate: 28 points

Audition:  Candidates will be asked to attend an audition day.  They will present two prepared speeches, talk with staff about their interests and ideas for making theatre and take part in a devising workshop.  They will get the chance to meet current students over lunch.