Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Silver

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If you have a passion for theatre and would like to learn how to bring your ideas to life on stage, Brunel’s Theatre BA will equip you with specialist creative skills in a range of performance genres like physical, musical and digital theatre as you grow your knowledge of theatre history and theory. Blended learning is a feature of the course which includes a mix of practical classes in acting, writing and ensemble production, together with more theoretically focussed content alongside your own private study. Study theatre at Brunel and you’ll become part a rich community of creative students, artists and academics with a variety of opportunities to collaborate through acting, directing, playwriting and production. You’ll learn in Brunel’s purpose-built Antonin Artaud Performance Centre (AA), which is rather like being in drama school with its main theatre, two studio spaces, rehearsal rooms and recording studios. AA facilities regular host [email protected] nights showcasing new music, film, creative writing and drama presented by Brunel students. Off campus, Brunel’s easy access to central London helps to facilitate regular class trips to see West End productions as well as events at the Barbican, National Theatre and Royal Court. Established links with the theatre industry means we regularly host talks from guest speakers and alumni which help towards your professional development and industry knowledge. Additionally, the option of a work placement year is an unmissable opportunity to find out where your interests lie and to increase your attractiveness to future employers. Brunel students have completed placements at a variety of arts and arts related organisations, including the Park Theatre in London, Rose Wisksteed Casting, The Vaults, Unicorn Theatre, Icarus Theatre Company, and the Grieg City Academy. There are many uses for a love of theatre beyond acting, writing and directing. Drama skills are increasing sought in variety of fields like arts administration, teaching, drama therapy, radio, speech writing and corporate training.

Course details


Year 1 Perspectives 1 Introduction to Theatre Studies Theatre Making 1 Ensemble Production Physical Theatre 1: Between Dance and Theatre Acting 1: Essential Skills Applied Drama Practice 1: An Introduction Digital & Technical Theatre 1 Musical Theatre 1 Year 2 Core Perspectives Optional Acting 2: Beyond Naturalism Acting as a Critical Practice Musical Theatre 2: Histories, Practices and Theories Musical Theatre: Critical Developments Physical Theatre 2: Performance and Embodiment Physical Performer Training: Critical Developments Writing 2: Experiments in Language for Performance Applied Drama 2: Project Digital Performance 2 Theatre Making 2 Year 3 Core Final Production Written Dissertation Professional Experience and Development Optional Advanced Acting 3 Creative Industries and Labour Practices Advanced Musical Theatre 3 Advanced Physical Theatre 3 Psychogeography Perspectives 3: Battling with Ideas Digital Performance and Technology 3 Chaucer to Shakespeare Violence Victorian Literature and Culture Modern and Contemporary Lesbian Literature Writing Poetry for Performance Horror Gender and Sexuality

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!

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in any subject
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in any subject and an A level at grade B
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in any subject with A levels grade BB
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M2
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM in any subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in any subject and an A level at grade B
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D in any subject with A levels grade BB

Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)92with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic58with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6935* Year 1
England £6935* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6935* Year 1
Scotland £6935* Year 1
Wales £6935* Year 1
Channel Islands £6935* Year 1
International £11895* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Theatre at Brunel University London - UCAS