University of Bolton has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Explore theatre both practically and theoretically in our ground-breaking Theatre and Performance degree. This innovative course is designed and delivered in association with the Octagon Theatre Bolton, which has an outstanding national reputation for its work. This creative and educational partnership combines academic study with deep insight into, and experience of, professional theatre and performance practice.
The University of Bolton’s BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance, offered in partnership with the Octagon Theatre Bolton, focuses on helping you develop the skills and knowledge needed to forge a career in theatre, the wider creative industries sector or education.
Designed to develop your understanding and experience of theatre-based activities, this dynamic course covers performance and direction, production management, participatory theatre, playwriting and street theatre. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff will also guide you in an exploration of the historical and contemporary context of theatre and performance, the theories and applications of theatre, and help you develop crucial academic study skills.
Our industry-engaged staff currently include our Professor of Theatre David Thacker, one of the UK’s most distinguished theatre directors. You’ll also meet and work with theatre practitioners – from writers, actors and directors to designers, managers and technical team-members. The knowledge you gain will form a basis for debates about the function, relevance and sustainability of theatre in the 21st Century. Overall, our primary focus is to prepare you for employment in the world of theatre and the wider creative industries, as well as study at Master’s level.
Information about the modules offered as part of this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.
Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.
How to apply
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||University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester|
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
|UCAS Tariff||104 points||
Any subjects are acceptable at Level 3, but a drama, performance or literature-related subject will give you an advantage.
You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English.
To help you understand what UCAS points are equivalent to, in terms of grades, please visit the University of Bolton’s webpage below for some examples of grades from popular qualifications:
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://courses.bolton.ac.uk/course/TFS007-P-UOB-SX/2020-21/
Additional entry requirements
Some work placements involved in this course involve unsupervised access to children and/or vulnerable adults, also known as regulated activity. If you’ll be undertaking a placement that involves regulated activity you’ll have to get an Enhanced Disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) beforehand. Charges are payable to cover the cost of the DBS Enhanced Disclosure application and annual registration with the online Update Service.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).|
We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£37,350 *||Whole course|
|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.