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Performance, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Performance degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland focuses on practice, history, theory and industry allows you to explore performance critically and practically and gain a deeper understanding of diverse creative and research practices. You will be encouraged to develop your existing skills and passions whilst engaging with a series of new skills. 

Master classes and workshops led by leading industry professionals and contemporary performance scholars will support your learning and make you confident about future employment. Practice is developed in our state of the art performance and television studios where opportunities for interdisciplinary work are abundant.

BA (Hons) Performance is for emerging performers, performance makers and those interested in developing their practical skills, researching their discipline and thinking critically about performance and culture. It is a four years honours programme with entry primarily into the first year. However, direct entry into second and third year is also possible if you meet the criteria listed below. 

In addition to this criteria, workshops/interviews help us determine your suitability for the programme and gives you the opportunity to meet staff and decide if this course is right for you. 


With this qualification, you could find yourself acting, directing, producing or writing for stage and screen. Or you could be designing and delivering community theatre projects or even forming your own theatre company. You may also go on to become a primary school or secondary school drama teacher.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Performance Histories
  • Collaboration & Practice
  • Performance Contexts: Production Aesthetics
  • Practice Text Based
  • Reading Performance 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BBBC, or equivalent, or 102 UCAS Tariff points 
  • A levels: CCC or 96 UCAS Tariff points  
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 H4
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (4, 4 at HL)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Channel Islands & Isle Of Man English, Northern Irish & Welsh

£9,250 Cost per year of study for four years but not more than £27,750


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