University of Gloucestershire Drama

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University of Gloucestershire Drama

University of Gloucestershire Drama

Drama (BA Hons)

Stage combat class

Acting, directing, stage management, production, theatre & education, multimedia performance

From classical acting to improvisation, physical theatre to contemporary digital performance, you’ll experience the full range of theatre on this focused and creative degree.

Based in the new purpose built Performing Arts Centre, this course combines theoretical and practical preparation for performance, with training in voice, movement, improvisation, stage combat and acting for camera. Modules focus on the latest developments in contemporary and classical theatre and give you the chance to work with professional directors and leading theatre companies.Your skills will be nurtured through working within a friendly and vibrant performance community.  Practical classes run alongside accessible and interactive lectures where you will develop skills in presentation, debate and academic writing and develop an understanding of theatre’s rich history.

You will explore the techniques of pioneering actors and directors such as Stanislavski, Stella Adler, Sanford Meissner and Rudolf Laban and apply these to your own performance. You will study Shakespeare and Ancient Greek theatre, and also discover the latest developments in multimedia and immersive theatre. Optional modules include Performing Arts in Education, Creative Writing for Performance, Event Design and Technical Theatre.

You’ll learn from lecturers who are experienced actors and directors, bringing their extensive knowledge to exciting modules. You’ll gain professional experience by presenting your performances regularly at professional theatres and festivals and networking with industry practitioners. You’ll work with lighting, sound, projections, cameras, and computers, and rehearse in our range of hi-spec studio spaces.

Reading of The Crucible

Study style

Alongside 12 hours of module-focused learning each week, you’ll benefit from a further 10 hours of intensive skills training per week. In addition to these 22 hours of contact time per week, you will get to perform regularly in public performances.

Performance at centre launch event

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2017 entry*

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2017 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Business, Hospitality and Tourism.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don’t meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Selection is by audition interview

Female drama student in period costume

Check your UCAS tariff points

If you are unsure whether your predicted grades will carry enough points to study the course, we can help. Whether you’re taking A levels or BTECs, Access courses or anything else the tariff calculator will let you know whether you currently have the grades and advise on what to do next.

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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours – 3 years full-time W40C


  • Actor
  • Teacher
  • Director
  • Arts management
  • Technical theatre
  • Media and PR