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Course summary

Overview Theatre is the beating heart of the UK’s thriving creative industries. Internationally renowned for nurturing some of the world’s best talent both onstage and behind the scenes. Our campus is located only 20 minutes from London’s most prestigious theatres, you’ll benefit from exploring London’s theatre industry, from the world-famous West End to its unrivalled fringe scene. You will gain many opportunities to follow your passion, whatever your interest. This innovative degree will allow you to gain the skills you need to build a portfolio career in the arts. Our practical Theatre courses are designed in collaboration with industry to put you centre stage. We offer outstanding hands-on training in acting and performance, design and technical theatre, directing and producing for theatre. You will have the flexibility and creative freedom to test your creative powers in our theatre spaces on campus as well as partnering with venues and companies across and beyond London. Depending on your passion, you can graduate with one of the following pathways:

  • BA Theatre (Acting)
  • BA Theatre (Design)
  • BA Theatre (Directing)
Follow in the footsteps of a long list of decorated graduates including: Alan Carr: Comedian, broadcaster and writer, Tangled Feet: Ensemble theatre company featured on BCC, ITC and The Guardian, Munotida Chinyanga: Director and Sonic Artist, Zakk Hein: Video designer, Associate at Luke Halls Studio, and many more. Learn more about the course and last year’s graduates on our Creative Graduates 2022 exhibition site. Why study Theatre with us? Wondering whether to choose a university course or a drama school? This course offers the best of both worlds by combining highly practical teaching and a wide range of performance opportunities with the chance to closely examine why and how theatre is made, giving you the freedom to pursue your interests and discover what makes you unique as a performer and practitioner. Keep me informed Get access to personalised content on this course and event reminders tailored towards your interests by signing up for alerts on our course page:


Year 1 - Compulsory Making Theatre (30 credits) Perspectives on Theatre (30 credits) Introduction to Design and Production (30 credits) Introduction to Acting and Performance (30 credits) Year 2 - Compulsory Theatre Industry: Applied Practice (30 credits) Performance Project (30 credits) Year 2 - Optional Creative Collaborations (30 credits) The Actor and Director (30 credits) The Scenographer (30 credits) The Writing and Dramaturg (30 credits) The Solo Performer (30 credits) Year 3 – Compulsory Theatre Industry: Placement and Portfolio (30 credits) Theatre Festival (30 credits) Year 3 - Optional Design: Scenography and Technology (30 credits) Directing: Practices and Philosophies (30 credits) Performance: Body and Training (30 credits) Theatre Laboratory (30 credits) Solo: Stand-up Comedy / Performance Art (30 credits)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at: We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


Applicants will normally be invited to attend an interview day of moving, thinking, making and playing in our exciting theatre facilities on our Hendon campus. You'll get to work with our staff and current students, meet other applicants, and together we'll create a piece of theatre and showcase it at the end of the day. Interview days are a unique opportunity for you to experience what it’s like to be a member of the Theatre community at Middlesex University. If you have a particular interest in design and visual theatre, you're welcome to bring along a portfolio or sketch-book. If you cannot attend an interview day, please submit a self-tape (video). This will either be a recording of you performing an extract from a theatre text of your choice (approx. 2-3 mins) that should demonstrate your ability to perform a memorised script and make clear performance choices, or be a recording of you telling us about a production you’ve worked on or seen and what role you took (or would love to take one day) and why (max. 5-mins).

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic596.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all components

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £15100 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at:
Theatre at Middlesex University - UCAS