Performance for Stage and Screen Sheffield Hallam University


Develop a variety of performance skills and practices alongside the tools to reflect on and analyse them.

• Experience a broad range of performance practices.
• Create work for stage, screen and broadcast media.
• Explore the close relationship between practice and theory.
• Analyse the contexts and concepts surrounding performance.
• Work in educational and community settings.

On this course, you'll work from the perspective of an industry practitioner. You'll consider the role of the audience and critic towards stage, screen and broadcast media — blending a practical approach with a clear theoretical understanding.

How you learn

Emphasis is placed on the cyclical relationship between practical enquiry and critical analysis and reflection. You are required and supported to continue your learning through individual study and group project work.

You learn through:

• practical studio-based workshops
• traditional lectures
• interactive seminars
• screenings of film and performance material
• external trips and visits

Live projects

A number of assessments require you to work in public or professional contexts, and to relate your learning to ongoing personal and professional development.

Networking opportunities

Staff in stage and screen come from a range of academic and performance backgrounds, and include a number of professional practitioners, as well scholars with specialisms in a diverse range of research and practice. The core team is also supported by a number of external practitioners, who contribute to our delivery of specialist modules.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in:

• professional performance
• the arts, media and entertainment industries
• teaching
• community development
• applied theatre work
• cultural industries
• public sector management and administration
• events management
• programme scheduling

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work in:

• the screen industries
• theatres
• the media
• their own theatre companies
• theatre-in-education
• arts marketing
• arts management
• teaching

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    23 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Year 1 compulsory modules
Ensemble Practices - 20 credits
Introduction To Broadcast Performance - 20 credits
Performance For Screen - 20 credits
Performance For Stage - 20 credits
Performance Through Time - 20 credits
Starting A Creative Portfolio - 20 credits

Year 2 compulsory modules
Applied Theatre - 20 credits
Approaches To Classic Text - 20 credits
Re-Interpreting Performance - 20 credits

Year 2 elective modules
Broadcast Voices - 20 credits
Diy Film Making - 20 credits
Foreign Language - 20 credits
In Situ: Body, Space And Performance - 20 credits
International Performer Training - 20 credits

Final year compulsory modules
Final Project - 40 credits
Researching Performance - 20 credits

Final year elective modules
Advanced Acting Techniques - 20 credits
Building A Professional Portfolio - 20 credits
Creative Screens - 20 credits
Drama In Education & The Community - 20 credits
Foreign Language - 20 credits
Making Comedy - 20 credits
Performance Lab - 20 credits

Assessment method

Coursework and practical assessment

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 W491
Institution code S21
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:

BCC at A Level.
DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies
Access to HE Diploma At least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalent

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


The evidence you provide in your personal statement and reference will influence whether you are shortlisted, so please take the time to plan and complete your application form. If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to submit a piece of work as part of the selection process.

Please visit the course page on our website for further details on selection process.

The additional information you may be asked to provide will be in the form of a creative submission. You will be asked to submit one of the following pieces for us to assess:
•A monologue - this should be recorded on your mobile phone or camera and should last roughly 2-3 minutes. This is often referred to as a self-tape – additional guidance will be sent to you via email if you are invited to take part in the selection process.
•OR A review of a film or performance. This should be one side of A4 or can be done via a podcast
•OR Some ideas for a show you would like to put on or appear in.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 With at least 5.5 in all skills.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,250 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.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.