Drama and Theatre Practice

University of Plymouth

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Take centre stage! In this exciting degree, you will be encouraged to break the boundaries in a vibrant and creative environment that encourages interdisciplinary and multimedia approaches to performance. You will have the opportunity to become a skilled practitioner, focusing on physical performance, vocal training, collaboration and critical awareness. Plymouth Conservatoire’s unique relationship with Theatre Royal Plymouth offers exciting apprenticeships and career possibilities. In the 2017/18 National Student Survey, this degree achieved 100% for teaching, academic support, and overall satisfaction! Students agreed that staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching and were happy that they have been able to access specialised equipment, facilities, or rooms when needed. According to the 2016 DLHE survey, 85 per cent of students were in work/study six months after finishing the course. Your learning takes place in a variety of purpose-built locations, including our very own performance space, The House. Highlights of the degree include: The opportunity to develop a strong career portfolio with work-based learning and professional development opportunities that will boost your skills and expertise, and enhance your employability. The opportunity to benefit from the breadth of the course which explores different aspects of theatre and performance, embracing contemporary, alternative, interdisciplinary and multimedia approaches. You can also try your hand at devising your own performances - work with professional practitioners and explore your own style. The opportunity to advance your creative practice with talks, master classes and workshops with visiting companies and internationally recognised performers; in the past these have included Action Hero, Low Profile, John Nettles, Wildworks, Lone Twin, Earthfall and Robert Lyons. The opportunity to build up your studio practice time with intensive teaching delivery and production rehearsals, giving you the same experience you’d gain with a professional theatre company. Each year includes perks for your education: free texts are provided in Year One; an intensive residency with a visiting company in Year Two (past residencies have included Gecko, Analogue Theatre Company and Liz Aggiss); and a production/employability budget available in your final year. Come join us at Plymouth Conservatoire and jumpstart your career in theatre!

Course details

Assessment method

80% of assessment is by coursework and 20% by Exam


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
83%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data. For further information, see the Discover Uni website.

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 codeW402
Institution code P60
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services/international-students/international-student-advice for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Tier 4 Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Tier 4 sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in (www.plymouth.ac.uk/study). A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/study/international-students-country-guides. International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees If you have any questions please contact [email protected]


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points Including a minimum of 2 A Levels, General Studies accepted
A level 104 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A Levels, General Studies accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (e.g. Preferably Performing Arts, Humanities or Combined), with at least 33 credits at Merit and/or Distinction.
Scottish Higher In combination with Advanced Highers. English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent.
AS Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D In any subject
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With 5.5 in all elements.

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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13800* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

* Full and part time fees shown are per annum. * Fees are correct at the time of publication and may be subject to change. * For all information about tuition fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. * International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. * ‘Islands’ refers to fees for both the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
Drama and Theatre Practice at University of Plymouth - UCAS