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Explore every aspect of modern musical theatre to become a versatile, confident and exciting practitioner.
Create and take part in musical theatre projects
Work with music and drama students in multi-disciplinary performances
Discover how the latest technology can bring modern performance to life
Get movement, theatre and vocal tuition from our specialist staff
Our BA (Hons) Performing Arts degree will let you explore every aspect of modern musical theatre, helping you become a versatile, confident and exciting practitioner, able to create innovative and powerful work.
With a focus on 20th century and contemporary performance, our modules will develop your skills in music, drama and dance while allowing you to investigate other areas of production. Digital performance, staging and the use of the body to challenge dominant ideologies will all form a part of your core studies, against a background of developing your performance skills and understanding the historical context of performing arts.
You’ll have a choice of areas to study, including directing, performing arts in education and live event management, allowing you to tailor the course to your future career.
Our commitment to performance culture will see you working alongside students from music and drama courses to create collaborative, multi-disciplinary projects that will give you valuable teamworking experience. You will receive movement, theatre and vocal tuition from our specialist staff, and attend workshops, master classes and lectures by visiting performers, practitioners and academics.
For all your practical work, you’ll have access to our dedicated rehearsal studios, complete with a flexible black-box performance space, as well as our additional rehearsal spaces.
We stage regular staff and student public performances, both on-campus and around Cambridge, such as our full-scale musicals and operas, orchestra and chorus concerts, and bands evenings. You’ll also have access to free tickets to attend performance work in Cambridge and London.
Outside of the course, you will find opportunities for work experience at our own on-campus Mumford Theatre, front of house or backstage, giving you a taste of life in a professional theatre environment.
You can also volunteer for our Anglia Ruskin Community Theatre Company, putting on workshops and performances at local schools to get more experience of being part of a professional ensemble.
Year one, core modulesPerformance Contexts 1A Performance Contexts 1B Staging and Reception Staging and Production Digital Performance Performance Skills 1A Performance Skills 1B
Year one, optional modulesDirecting Skills
Year two, core modulesMaking Performance Performance Skills 2A Performance Skills 2B The Body in Performance
Year two, optional modulesNew Media Performance Performance Laboratory Applied Theatre Music and Performing Arts in Education Performing Shakespeare Live Event Management
Year three, core modulesDevising Performance Major Project
Year three, optional modulesSpecial Subject Principles of Music Therapy and Dramatherapy Contemporary Texts Music Theatre Studies Art, Music and Performance Enterprise in the Creative Arts Professional Practice
Optional modules available all yearsAnglia Language Programme
For a full breakdown of module options and credits, please view the module structure.
You’ll show your progress through essays, reports, critical reflections, studio and public performances and presentations, as well as your final-year Major Project, which may include practical work. This combination of practice and theory reflects the ways that you’ll develop your creative skills throughout the course.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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||Cambridge Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), preferably to include Drama, Theatre Studies or a related subject.|
|A level||96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), preferably to include Drama, Theatre Studies or a related subject.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.|
Please note that our full 2019 Entry Requirements are still to be confirmed. Please check back soon for updates to these.
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/performing-arts
Additional entry requirements
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.
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
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