Course options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

Our BA Theatre & Performance course will equip you with the tools to express your creativity in performance and develop your understanding of theatre’s relationship with wider social, political, cultural and ecological contexts and practices. During your studies you’ll encounter a range of contemporary performance practices, including:

  • verbatim performance
  • immersive performance
  • adaptations
  • applied theatre
  • site-specific work
  • digital practices
  • live art
  • new writing.
The Department of Film, Theatre & Television’s long running Work in Progress project means you will have opportunities to work with a range of professional theatre-makers as they think through the development of their own performance work. Theatre trips, in both London and Reading, will also underpin your learning. Across your degree, you’ll explore how directors, designers, writers, technicians and other theatre-makers respond to and shape our rapidly changing world, and develop your ability to make politically engaged and creatively ambitious performance. This degree is based in the purpose-built, industry-standard Minghella Studios. Our studios are situated on the University of Reading’s green campus, a leader in sustainable practice across the higher education sector.

Modules

We will be updating this page with module information over the coming weeks.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W400
Institution code:
R12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BBC.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
TOEFL (iBT)88We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
Cambridge English AdvancedBWe require a grade B or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCWe require a grade C or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
PTE Academic69We require a minimum score of 69 overall with at least 59 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Institution's Own TestTest of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Trinity ISEMeritWe require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.

Full list of acceptable English Language Tests

http://www.reading.ac.uk/ad-EnglishTests.aspx


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
95%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £22350 Year 1
International £22350 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Theatre & Performance at University of Reading - UCAS