Performance University of the West of Scotland


The BA Performance Programme introduces the skills required to secure successful careers in a variety of roles including acting on stage and screen; directing; writing for stage and screen; producing original theatre; musical theatre; and working collaboratively with community groups.

Degree titles include:
BA Hons Performance
BA Hons Performance (Contemporary Theatre)
BA Hons Performance (Musical Theatre)
BA Hons Performance (Screen Acting)

Course content
The programme will hone your existing stage acting talents, allowing you to develop transferable skills in a range of performance disciplines. You will develop new skills in scriptwriting, directing, and researching creative practice.

It is delivered at Ayr Campus, which is equipped with state-of the- art television and performance studios. Tutors and guest lecturers are professional practitioners and practice-led research is encouraged to enable you to integrate practice with theory. Guest lectures have included award winning director Michael Hines, Mel Churcher, producer Chris Grady and theatre practitioners from Geese Theatre Company.

Staff are actively involved in research on theatre production, green screen, musical theatre and stage/screen adaption, which informs their practice and teaching. Students have undertaken placement/work-based learning in Tron Theatre, Gaiety Theatre and Recovery Ayr.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Ayr Campus

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    2 to 4 years

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.




Northern Ireland



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 W400
Institution code U40
Campus name Ayr Campus
Campus code A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 102 points
A level CCC
Scottish Higher BBBC
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H4
Scottish HND Pass HND in Acting and Performance; Performance; Musical Theatre; Screen-related or relevant discipline.

Applicants with degree/diploma qualifications in an unrelated subject accompanied by professional theatre experience will be considered.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £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.