Theatre and Performance

UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Sheffield Hallam University
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Course summary

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Theatre and Performance at The Arden School of Theatre offers a comprehensive programme that explores multiple sectors of contemporary performance, which are set within the context of a range of appropriate theoretical underpinnings. The aim of the programme is to train and support professional theatre-makers. The course is fast-paced and heavily practical, encouraging students to explore their individual artistic interests in order to develop as practitioners. The course is ideal for those with a passion for performance and a desire for a career in the performance industry. The Arden School of Theatre utilises its working links with the professional community of Manchester and the North West in order to present work created from the artistic intentions of the students. The programme explores a number of modules which engage students in performance technique and skills, alongside interdisciplinary practice. The modules are designed to explore the devising and performance of theatre alongside critical and theoretical discussion and underpinning. Each year of the programme has a unique focus in providing students with the techniques, knowledge, and methods in order to become professional theatre-makers. The first year is the ‘skill’ year where a foundation of skills, techniques, knowledge and methods will be introduced. The second year is the ‘practice’ year where the skills, techniques, knowledge, and methods will be utilised in the making of theatre and performance. The third year is the ‘professional’ year where students are provided with opportunities to develop their artistic intentions and present themselves to the industry as professional theatre-makers.

Course details


Examples of current modules- Professional Performance Skills Performance Specialism Negotiated Research Project Micro Festival International Performance Directed Performance

Assessment method

The majority of your work will be assessed via practical means, through performances, presentations, and skill shows. Theoretical and critical engagement will be assessed in a variety of ways that include essays, professional discussions, application forms, and production portfolios.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 codeT2P6
Institution code M10
Campus nameNicholls Campus
Campus codeN

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points in a related subject area (for level 4 entry)

A Foundation Degree or HND in a relevant subject area (for level 5 and 6 entry) We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4. Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.

Additional entry requirements


Applicants will need to attend an audition which will consist of a group workshop, presentation of a prepared speech, and an interview. Skype interviews may be arranged in special circumstances, at the Course Leader’s discretion


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Theatre and Performance at UCEN Manchester - UCAS