Brunel University London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
Year 1 Perspectives 1: Performance Analysis Ensemble Production How to Read a Play: Fundamentals of Dramatic Text Acting: Essential Skills Applied Drama Practice: an Introduction Digital Performance 1 Directing 1: Contexts Theories & Practices Playwriting 1 Year 2 Perspectives 2 Acting: Beyond Naturalism Directing 2: Contexts Theories and Practices Writing 2: Experiments in Language for Performance Applied Drama: Project Physical Theatre 2: Performance & Embodiment Digital Performance 2 Musical Theatre: Histories Practices & Theories Performance as Research: Second Year Production Year 3 Psychogeography Perspectives 3: Battling with Ideas The Canon Re-loaded Final Production Advanced Physical Theatre New Writing: Page to Stage Writing Poetry for Performance Advanced Musical Theatre Please visit our website for full course details
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|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
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||with no less than 5.5 in each subsection|
|Institution's Own Test||with no less than 55% in each subsection|
|TOEFL (iBT)||92||with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17|
|PTE Academic||58||with a minimum of 51 in all subscores|
Brunel University London - English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.