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Course summary

Are you a born performer who loves treading the boards? Maybe you prefer making things happen behind the scenes, as part of the production team that pulls everything together? Broaden your knowledge of the current theatre industry and develop the skills you need to work in a variety of theatre and performing arts areas, on this comprehensive skills-led BA (Hons) Theatre Industry Practice*. Created by industry professionals in response to local student demand, join this tailor-made course and build your experience with hands-on training, culminating in live theatre productions and performance opportunities such as traditional theatre production, community theatre, educational workshops, technical installation, and design. Immerse yourself in a range of theatre-based disciplines, including performing, directing, producing, arts tutoring, stage management, and technical areas such as lighting and set design. Learn from expert practitioners, gain hands-on experience via a placement module of your choice, and engage with extra-curricular workshops and master classes delivered by industry professionals. Let us support you as you grow in knowledge and confidence, before taking your experience out into the world to enjoy a sustainable and rewarding career in the vibrant and creative world of theatre.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Please apply to one of the following HNCs if you wish to study Year 1 of this course: HNC Musical Theatre OR HNC Technical Theatre. Please apply to one of the following HNDs if you wish to study Year 2 of this course: HND Musical Theatre OR HND Technical Theatre and Production Arts.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no element below 5.5
PTE Academic5858 average with 51 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)80Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £13980 Year 1
International £13980 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1

Additional fee information

For full information on fees please see our Undergraduate Tuition Fees page at For course specific fees information please refer to the Fees/funding tab on the university website course page. You can also find information on additional funding available such as bursaries and scholarships at
Theatre Industry Practice at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS