University of Cumbria has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
You’ll develop your passions and talents to graduate as a confident performer and producer on this course – which has seen our students securing jobs in the competitive industry of performing arts.
You’ll spend 70% of your studies doing practical theatre work honing your professional skills in 4 disciplines - musical theatre, acting, dance, and technical theatre, supported by performing-active tutors and visiting professionals from national companies.
Why Choose University of Cumbria
We’ll give you the knowledge and skills required for a career in performing arts – but crucially, artistic freedom to explore who you are as an artist and practitioner, so you graduate ready and confident to step into an artistic post.
Many of our students have secured castings from directors while on their course placement, while others have been snapped up by castings agencies after graduating.
You’ll be taught by tutors, who are active on the performing arts scene, including the English National Opera.
Learn about the creative industries and secure the skills employers demand
Knowledge to market yourself as a self-employed actor/actress
Tutor support when you need it, thanks to small study groups
Host your performances in our dedicated campus-based Stanwix
As the educational partner for Theatre By The Lake, Keswick, you get breadth of stage experience – boosting your confidence and helping you to become audition-ready
Our great connections with current industry organisations give you good job
Opportunity to perform at the London and Manchester Graduate Showcases
- Bolster your chances of being a self-employed artist by learning how to set up a business and market yourself
You’ll be within 20 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other. Add to that being nearby the spectacular North West coastline and you’ll never be stuck for something to do.
You’ll have the opportunity to make good industry contacts thanks to the visiting professionals we bring in to work with you on the course. This has created great job prospects for students. But, we’ve also seen former students set up their own theatre companies, kick-start the annual Carlisle Arts Fest and have their theatre-based designs and apps patented.
So, if you’re looking for a course that will take your raw talent and shape it, prepare you for the national stage and boost your employment prospects, this is it.
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.
|Campus name||Carlisle - Brampton Road|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 - 128 points|
|A level||ABB - BBC|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM - DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|60 credits - 45 must be graded at Level 3|
|Scottish Higher||AAAB - ABBB|
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|