University of Gloucestershire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Drama and Performance Practice

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Course summary

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Why Drama and Performance Practice? Our Drama and Performance Practice degree enables you to build practical techniques and theoretical knowledge in acting, directing, creative collaboration, research, arts management and drama teaching. You’ll learn about the full range of theatre from classical acting to improvisation, physical theatre to contemporary digital performance. With opportunities to gain experience working in settings including Cheltenham's Everyman Theatre and Gloucester's King's Theatre, as well as at venues like the Wilson Art Gallery and the National Trust’s Croome Court, our graduates stand out from the competition. You can even take a show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and learn from Broadway actors and directors on a trip to New York City (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details). You’ll draw on the expertise of experienced professionals, gaining an array of practical skills in voice, movement, relaxation techniques, singing, stage combat and acting for camera. The academic programme is also supplemented by specialist workshops in areas such as commedia dell'arte mask performance, TV drama, clowning and radio acting. Learning in our purpose-built performing arts centre, you’ll take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities including drama and dance studios with full lighting rigs, a multimedia theatre studio and an acoustically designed music and singing room. Why University of Gloucestershire? We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an individual. Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies. Come and experience the University of Gloucestershire for yourself by booking an open day online at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. After the course Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. *Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17. Experience an open day Take the next step and book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. This is your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. Take the opportunity to get up-to-the minute advice and guidance from the people who have been here and experienced University of Gloucestershire life already. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW400
Institution code G50
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us. Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/in-your-region/pages/in-your-country.aspx


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 - 120 points We want the most creative and talented students and so will invite all applicants to interview providing they are studying for an NQF level 3 qualification (A-level/BTEC/OCR/Welsh Baccalaureate or equivalent). Following your interview we will offer you a place based on performance and that offer will be specific to your current studies to make it achievable for you.

Additional entry requirements

Audition

There are many ways to identify someone’s potential to succeed within the creative industries. Because we want to offer this course to creative students with talent and potential (and because we know that exam grades don’t always tell the whole story), if you are successful at audition we will make you an appropriate offer that is achievable for you. You will be advised of an audition date via UCAS Track. Interviews at University of Gloucestershire are about you ensuring we are the right place for you. You will have the chance to meet academic staff and view the facilities for your course. Grade C/4 in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. 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.

Interview


English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses and university preparation courses, in partnership with INTO, to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study. Please see our webpage - http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/into-centre.aspx

English Language requirements

http://www.glos.ac.uk/docs/download/International/english-Language-entry-requirements.pdf


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14680 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx
Drama and Performance Practice at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS