University of Chester

Performing Arts University of Chester Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Silver

University of Chester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Find out more about the TEF.

This course invites you to explore performance from a variety of angles, encompassing dance, drama and interactive performance, not just as separate subjects but allowing you to work at the intersection of these 3 areas. As your studies progress, you will be able to define your own specialism whilst adding a body of supplementary and supporting knowledge areas in order to make you a well-rounded and multidisciplinary performer. Teaching takes place at the Kingsway Buildings.

Course details


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, many of which are designed to simulate what happens in the world of performing arts outside of the University. You will write essays and give presentations, undertake spoken exams and create portfolios, but you will predominantly be assessed in practical performances.

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 C55
Campus name Chester
Campus code -

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 - BCC Including A-level Drama and Theatre Studies, Performing Arts or Performance Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM BTEC in Performing Arts
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma (Drama), to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit
Scottish Higher BBBB Including Drama and Theatre Studies, Performing Arts or Performance Studies
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points Including 5 in HL Theatre Arts
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3 Including Drama and Theatre Studies, Performing Arts or Performance Studies

Please note that we will accept a maximum of 8 UCAS points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs.

Applicants will be invited to audition which will involve participation in a group workshop.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.

Provider information

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University of Chester
Parkgate Road

Clearing contact details

Admissions Office


Fax: 01244 511603

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Friday's 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Except: Thursday 16th August 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday 17th August 8:00 am to 6:30 pm, Saturday 18th August 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 19th August 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions

01244 511000

Fax: 01244 511300