University of Chichester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
BA (Hons) Theatre (Performance and Production) is a creative theatre performance and production course, designed for students who see their own processes of creating original theatre work as an empowering starting point for a wider process of understanding theatre and performance in theoretical and contextual terms. The programme is vocational in that students who have successfully completed the programme can expect to have amassed the requisite range of skills necessary to pursue a professional career in contemporary theatre-performance making. Students’ vocational and creative skills are focused towards understanding the processes of production – technical (sound, lights, digital), design and management – alongside performance and devising skills. Merging these sets of skills requires a cross-disciplinary and holistic approach to making new theatre and, as such, the course does not attempt to offer specialisation in any single technical area. The particular vocational commitment of this three-year undergraduate programme is underlined by the opportunity to undertake an extended placement in the third year, during which students work with industry professionals in creative production.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 120 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 12 credits|
Additional entry requirements
The audition has 4 parts:
1. Movement class: Please come in clothes suitable for a movement session.
2. Speeches: We ask you learn two short contrasting speeches. These should be no longer than one minute each. One should be a classical speech, the other from a published modern play.
3. Interview: Please research a local OR national OR international cultural event e.g. a story from your local newspaper, an event like the London 2012 Olympics or the Brexit referendum.
Be prepared to discuss:
a) why this event is significant to you
b) your ideas for directing an imaginary new play based on this event. Think about where you might perform the play, what it might look like and who the ‘characters’ might be.
4. Workshop: You will take part in a workshop with other candidates and current students exploring approaches to devising and performing.
English language requirements
The standard entry requirement for this programme is IELTS 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5. However, you can begin your 3-year degree programme with IELTS 5.5. Our International Route allows you to take 4 credit-bearing modules in International English Studies (IES) as part of your first year studies. This means you study 4 modules in your chosen subject and 4 in International English. The IES Modules allow you to focus on personal language development and your use of English as an academic language. Then, at the end of your first year, you’ll have all the necessary language skills to transfer to full study of your main subject. If you have an IELTS score under 5.5 you can still begin a 3-year degree programme with us. In this case we provide a 5 or 10 week intensive Presessional Programme in English language and academic skills. For the 10 week Programme you’ll need IELTS 4.5, and IELTS 5.0 for the 5 week Programme.
Further details of our international entry requirements can be found on our website.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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