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Drama and Contemporary Performance (Hons)

Manchester Metropolitan University

36 months
18000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Drama and Contemporary Performance (Hons) programme from Manchester Metropolitan University is all about your development as a theatre artist, performer, thinker and professional, in a city with a vibrant theatre and performance scene.


With a focus on cutting edge practices across contemporary performance and dramatic theatre, the programme combines artistic practice and academic enquiry, and draws on established local, national and international networks.

Working with leading theatre academics, artists and professionals, you will be part of a close knit course community, working in one of the most vibrant sectors of a city internationally acclaimed for its creativity.


This Drama and Contemporary Performance (Hons) programme from Manchester Metropolitan University will enable you to gain the skills and understanding to work professionally as a theatre maker, performer, director, producer, facilitator or teacher, or to move into other creative industries, as well as to engage in further academic study and research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theatre Making
  • Critical Perspectives 
  • Performing
  • Project 
  • Artists and Companies
  • Directing and Dramaturgy
  • Performance and Composition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A levels ­– e.g. BCC-BBC
  • Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma – DMM
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 106 UCAS Tariff points
  • Equivalent qualifications and combinations will be considered, including Extended Project (EPQ) at grade C or above.
  • AS levels (or qualifications equivalent to AS level) are not accepted.
  • Specific GCSE requirements: GCSE grade C/4 in English Language or Level 2 Functional Skills English pass
  • International Baccalaureate points: IB Diploma with minimum 26 points overall or 104-112 UCAS Tariff points from Higher Level. If you plan to meet the Level 2 course requirements through your IB Diploma you will need to achieve Higher Level 4 or Standard Level 5 in English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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