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Course summary

Our BA (Hons) Drama, Theatre and Directing course offers you numerous opportunities to both perform in and direct your own performance work, as well as working with pre-existing texts. Learn critical and historical insights into drama, alongside a creative and analytical processes towards the making of contemporary theatre. You will explore the cultural and critical significance of dramatic practice, process, and product throughout history, as you consider a wide range of historical and social theatre practices and contexts. When you graduate you will have a confident understanding of the complimentary disciplines of drama, theatre and directing, alongside a range of practical experiences suited to diverse careers in a range of professional contexts. We have a strong link to the world-renowned Chichester Festival Theatre, where you will discover and experience established theatre practice and perform throughout your studies. You will be encouraged to make and perform your own work in a wide range of different and radical performance contexts. You will emerge with a confident understanding of the parallel disciplines of drama and theatre, together with a range of analytical and creative experiences designed to motivate varied careers in this industry.


Your teaching will vary depending on the type of module studied: Projects and Productions - These modules are central to the course. These specialist performance projects will inspire and challenge you to make innovative theatre. You will be involved in at least twelve examined performances, including three major productions, during the three years. Critical and Cultural Studies - Taught in lecturers and small seminar groups, these modules will explore theatre theory. You will learn about philosophy, sociology, psychology and critical and cultural issues and matters. Professional Development and Careers - These practical modules explore the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in theatre, arts practice and related fields as you prepare for your career after you graduate.

Assessment method

There are no formal exams in this course. You will be assessed through a wide range of practical and performance contexts including: -Group and individual performances -Directing exercises -Presentations -Creative installations -Written evaluations -Essays -Final year dissertation

How to apply

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Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Candidates will be asked to attend an audition day. You will present two prepared speeches, talk with staff about their interests and ideas for making theatre and take part in a devising workshop.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No component less than 5.5
PTE Academic5050-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)79At least: 18 in Reading 17 in Listening 20 in Speaking 17 in Writing

Qualifications recognised for English language proficiency

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15840 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15840 Year 1

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Drama, Theatre and Directing at University of Chichester - UCAS