Northumbria University, Newcastle

Drama Northumbria University, Newcastle Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Northumbria University Newcastle

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Course summary

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BA (Hons) Drama allows you to fully experience different aspects of theatre arts. The course includes a range of optional specialist pathways which lead to the following awards:

BA (Hons) Drama (Acting and Performance)
BA (Hons) Drama (Applied Theatre)
BA (Hons) Drama
All pathways are led by award winning industry experts who will support you to acquire the necessary skills for professional work whether as an actor, performer, writer, facilitator or community-engaged theatre maker.

The strength and depth of our partnerships with world leading professional arts organisations is what makes studying Performing Arts at Northumbria University so special. The opportunities presented are unique; whether it’s professionally touring work to schools; acting with top regional theatre company Northern Stage; performing at an International theatre festival; or having your script read by professional actors at one of the most outstanding new writing theatres in the world, you’ll get access to the best that industry can offer.

While working across our excellent campus facilities you will be part of a thriving community developing specialist knowledge about theatre and performance and a rich set of creative, critical and reflective skills suited to your future profession. We encourage students to be makers in whatever form they are working. The course provides an opportunity for you to shine as an individual in a community and to learn from others while creating artistic work of the highest quality.

Course details

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Acting and Performance
  • Applied Theatre
  • Scriptwriting

Modules

For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at www.northumbria.ac.uk

Assessment method

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.


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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:
There are no specific subject requirements for this course

GCSE Requirements:
Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

Additional Requirements:
An audition is required as part of the selection process

International Qualifications:
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Undergraduate fees are set by Government and are subject to annual review. Once these have been approved we will update fees/funding information for UK and EU students.

Provider information

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Northumbria University, Newcastle
Northumberland Building
Northumberland Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST


Course contact details

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