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Course summary

Study a unique course where you can creatively engage with both traditional and alternative forms of theatre and performance. This degree will provide you with opportunities to engage with a wide range of approaches to making theatre and performance. You will study a broad suite of modules which will enhance your knowledge of performance making. This includes looking at traditional forms of theatre, while also engaging with alternative forms of making performance, such as devising. The degree focuses on practice, theory and industry which allows you to explore performance critically and practically whilst gaining a deeper understanding of diverse performance, as well as creative and research practices. There are also regular guest workshops and talks, and opportunities for work experience through our extensive industry links and our resident, professional theatre companies. You will work with specialist and highly experienced lecturers, a wide range of professional practitioners and visiting industry professionals with a wealth of industry experience. The team currently includes experienced theatre directors, applied theatre practitioners, and experts in actor training and physical theatre. Alongside this, you can work with specialists in areas such as live art and interactive digital performance. There are a number of extracurricular activities to get involved with, such as regular trips to theatres, galleries and other creative spaces..


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Assessment combines practical presentations and performances, and oral assessments in which you will be invited to discuss your work. Written assessment takes the form of academic essays rather than unseen examinations.

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University of Chester considers a wide range of Level 3 qualifications and a wide range of professional / vocational qualifications.

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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

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
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