University of East London

Performing Arts University of East London Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Working across traditional disciplines of drama, music and dance, this exciting and innovative course responds to the creative industry demands of today by developing artists who will graduate as multi-skilled creative producers and practitioners.

Course details


Year 1: Sound
The Body
Creative Project Production 1
You will establish core practical skills and understanding in performing arts practices, including drama, music and sound, dance and movement, performance writing, and technical production. You will develop work individually and in ensembles, culminating in a large-scale performance piece at the end of the year. You will develop research skills and evaluate your work and its context
Year 2:Energy and Momentum
Movement and Gesture
Image and Representation
Creative Project Production 2
The skills and understanding established in your first year will be developed within an interdisciplinary module framework. Modules represent different interdisciplinary themes. You will collaborate to produce large-scale public performance pieces in a creative production module.
Year 3:Time and Space
Creative Research Project
Year 3 will challenge and enrich your practice and research. You will build further skills and understanding with an emphasis on developing an independent voice. You will also work collaboratively in a large-scale creative research project, which will enable you to confidently establish your own creative practice in the context of peer-reviewed researc

Assessment method

We assess approximately 50 per cent of the course through practical rehearsals, presentations and performances. We assess the remainder through essays and workbooks/study journals, reflecting on a critical understanding of drama and theatre and its application to performance. Second and third-year module grades contribute towards your final degree award classification.

The final year of the course contains a compulsory written dissertation and a placement in a theatre or arts institution. Project work forms an important part of the course. Many of the modules are practical in nature and the teaching takes the form of lecture, seminar and practical, studio-based workshops. You’re also expected to engage in a wide range of research-based personal assignments.

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W470
Institution code E28
Campus name Stratford Campus
Campus code S

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements.

Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication)

Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision.

If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,880 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of East London
Docklands Campus
4-6 University Way
E16 2RD

Course contact details

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Applicant Relations Team

0208 223 3333