Theatre and Performance at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS

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Course summary

Are you passionate about theatre and performance? Interested in issues like the climate crisis, anti-racism, trans rights – and keen to use the arts to bring about positive change? Our new BA (Hons) in Theatre and Performance could be your springboard to a broad range of exciting careers. This course will help you become an independent thinker and innovative practitioner. You'll not only be able to engage with the world critically, imaginatively and creatively to secure your own career ambitions, but also actively help solve complex social, political and cultural challenges. It's your chance to go beyond traditional understanding of theatre and performance - to test and push boundaries – and learn to be a leader. The programme may be grounded in the North East, but it takes an international and intercultural approach through partnerships across the vibrant Newcastle Gateshead area. This includes working with theatre and performance practitioners, cultural venues like Northern Stage, Live Theatre and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, as well as organisations such as schools, care homes and local authorities. You'll explore the world's big challenges by innovating through your own creative practice. So, whether your role is as performer, director, writer, designer, critic or producer, this course will support you to thrive – whether working as a creative individual or collaboratively to stage timely, ambitious and culturally aware performances. Between your second and final years, you can undertake a year-long sandwich work placement. This placement will provide an opportunity to further develop your professional skills and knowledge through working in practice. There's also the option to apply for a year of study abroad. Students value the Northumbria approach with 93% saying that they were satisfied overall with their course (National Student Survey 2018)


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Assessment method

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

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Theatre and Performance at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS