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Drama and Production University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of the Highlands and Islands

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Course summary

If you dream of pursuing a career relating to drama and theatre, this new BA (Hons) Drama and Production*, incorporating touring and festival performance, is ideal. With a focus on devising, production and entrepreneurship skills, you will be trained to be performers, practitioners, producers and researchers. The degree also offers progression into wider study and career pathways relating to health and well-being (drama therapy), education (PGDE with drama) and arts administration..

The course combines theoretical, practical and performance-based approaches, along with a programme of master classes, workshops and performances delivered by professionals working within the industry. You will be encouraged to develop your own professional network and will benefit from the programme’s connections with theatre practitioners and arts centres in the region. This will give you fantastic access to a variety of placements and touring opportunities, as well as supporting you beyond the course and onwards onto your chosen path.

The programme runs its own theatre production company, facilitating in-house, extra-curricular productions as well as organising visiting productions, allowing you to develop considerable performance production skills and giving you valuable experience to ensure you are industry-ready. These experiences greatly enhance learning and teaching across the degree, allowing you to make connections with the local and wider performance communities.

In your final year, you will develop a major piece of practice-based and/or text-based research, drawing on the critical and performance skills you have developed throughout the degree. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to showcase your performance work at venues and festivals across the region.

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!

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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

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BC Must include English at C or above, and at least one from the list of relevant academic subjects:
English, History, Geography, Modern Studies, Politics, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Philosophy, Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies, Religious Education, Media Studies, Language subjects, Maths, Sciences subjects (Human Biology and Biology will be counted as 2 separate subjects).
Drama is recommended but evidence of other drama activity will also be taken into account.
Scottish Higher BBC Must include English at C or above, and at least one from the list of relevant academic subjects: English, History, Geography, Modern Studies, Politics, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Philosophy, Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies, Religious Education, Media Studies, Language subjects, Maths, Sciences subjects (Human Biology and Biology will be counted as 2 separate subjects)
Drama is recommended but evidence of other drama activity will also be taken into account.

Advanced entry to year two may be possible with an HNC Acting and Performance or Musical Theatre, with
15 credits and B or above in the Graded Unit, or 120 credits at SCQF level 7 in a relevant subject.
Advanced entry to year three may be possible with an HND Acting and Performance or Musical Theatre (30 credits), with a B or above in the Graded Unit, or 120 credits each at SCQF levels 7 and 8 in a relevant subject.
Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

As part of the selection process, you will be required to give a 5-minute presentation on a performance that you have been involved with or researched; this will be followed by an interview, during which you will answer questions relating to your presentation


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no element below 5.5
PTE Academic 58.0 58 average with 51 in each component
TOEFL (iBT) 80.0 Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:

https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/international-courses/eligibility/english-language-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £11,650 * Year 1
England £9,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 * Year 1
Scotland £1,820 * Year 1
Wales £9,000 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

For RUK students studying a consecutive four year full-time degree, only years 1, 2 and 3 incur the fees stated, year 4 is free. For 5-year integrated masters degrees these fees are incurred for 4 of the 5 years. For full details on fees and funding please visit https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/

Provider information

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UHI Executive Office
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Inverness
IV3 5SQ


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01463 279190

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