London Metropolitan University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Why study this course?
Learn by doing on this exciting practical theatre course. You’ll build skills in performing, directing, writing, dramaturgy and technical areas of theatre. You will have sessions with industry professionals, making valuable contacts and learning from their expertise. You will also have numerous opportunities to create original performances.
In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.
More about this course
This practice-based program is taught by active theatre practitioners and companies. Our tutors have exceptional teaching experience and are committed to helping students reach their fullest potential. We proudly welcome students from across the UK and around the world.
Students are trained to be versatile artists with classes in acting, directing, movement, writing, dramaturgy, design, producing, and theory. Our graduates include award-winning practitioners who work in a range of capacities across theatre, film, and television.
We believe in learning by doing, so our students continuously make and present performances. We have a rich calendar of professional workshops, talks by practitioners, performance visits, industry collaborations, and placements to help you get the most out of your time.
Every element of the program has been carefully designed to prepare you for working life. We teach professional conduct to help you meet the high standards expected by employers and you will also learn the skills required to set up your own projects and companies.
What our students say
“At the heart of the course were its staff. They were professionals who brought their industry specialisms to the classroom, but were also mentors who nurtured and guided us, allowing individuality and creativity to flourish... It was informing, challenging, inspiring, and always brilliantly fun.”
Tanya Roberts, former student.
Graduate and actress Maimie McCoy of our former performing arts course had this to say about her experience:
"A huge amount of our performances were site specific, which meant we could be more imaginative with our staging. My final third year project was staged in the courtyard. I think we probably had the best teachers in the country who specialised in this approach to theatre and dance. They were hugely encouraging of everyone’s experience and opinions and determined for us to shatter the way we thought about performance, especially as most of us had come from a more traditional background."
Example Year 1 modules include:
Acting and Performance Skills 1
Objects and Theatre
Performance, Art and Film Ideas 1
Example Year 2 modules include:
Acting and Performance Skills 2
Performance, Art and Film Ideas 2
Theatre Arts Studio: Second Year
Example Year 3 modules include:
Performance Research and Development
Theatre Arts Studio: Third Year
Collaborative Film Project
There are no exams during this course. Assessment is conducted via a combination of workshops, performances, productions, discussions, presentations, journals/portfolios and essays.
Self-assessment and reflection are key factors in the process of learning and are therefore considered throughout assessment.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/international-admissions/application-guidance-and-entry-criteria/english-language-requirements/undergraduate-english-requirements/
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|A level||BBC||Typical offer BBC (112 UCAS points) in three or more A levels.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 6 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 15 credits
|Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. QAA accredited course required.|
|Scottish Higher||CCCCDD||A minimum of 114 UCAS points to include four passes (grade C) at higher level in a related subject.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points||A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths at standard level.|
English Language and Maths GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent).
We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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