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Theatre (Hons)

University of Surrey

12 months
19700 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This is a unique conversion course that recognises your previous study or your work experience, enabling you to complete your BA degree in a year. As this Theatre (Hons) degree offered at the University of Surrey is taught entirely online, you can pursue your passion for theatre while working, performing or managing a household, fitting your studies around your daily routine.


What you will study

Primarily a one-year course, the BA Theatre (Hons) degree offered at the University of Surrey is delivered through online learning and is equivalent to Year 3 (FHEQ Level 6) of full-time study. The course includes three optional weekend tutorials, where you can join your tutors and other students for an intensive study and workshop experience.

Delivered by the renowned Guildford School of Acting, this course offers a range of modules that will integrate your professional experience with theory across a broad set of topics that include contemporary actor training, American political theatre, musical theatre, theories of performance, play writing, theatre design, choreography and musical theatre creation.

We’ll guide you to actively engage with relevant concepts, exploring the rich heritage of theatre from a critical, experiential and practical perspective.

Careers and graduate prospects

Whether you’re refocusing your career, want to pursue a masters degree, or are seeking to further your own personal interest and development, our online learning theatre course will open doors to a variety of exciting careers and further study.

Many past graduates have progressed to further study, either at PGCE, MA or PhD level, or have gone on to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS Assessment only) and other subject-specialist teaching qualifications.

Graduates of this course can be found working across the globe in leading drama schools, universities, schools, theatres and production companies, as well as performing in the West End and on screen.

Graduates over the last few years have secured roles such as:

  • Actor, Lyceum Theatre
  • Head of Drama, Knightsbridge School
  • Head of Drama and Dance, Walstead School
  • Actor, Vienna's English Theatre
  • Actress/Singer, Queen's Theatre
  • Marketing Assistant, Society of London Theatre
  • Assistant Stage Manager, Jamie Hendry Productions
  • Actor, Young Shakespeare Company.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theories of performance
  • Contemporary actor training
  • American political theatre
  • Musical Theatre
  • Political Theatre

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prospective candidates are required to have successfully completed a three-year National Diploma at an accredited drama school or have significant industry experience and equivalent qualifications.
  • GCSE or equivalent: English Language and Mathematics at Grade C(4) (or equivalent)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.


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