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Acting for Contemporary Theatre (Hons)

36 months
14500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This BA Acting for Contemporary Theatre (Hons) degree from University of Chichester is a highly practical programme which will develop your skills, ideas and experiences to prepare you for your career in the theatre industries.


Explore narrative, physical and visual theatre, and text and cultural identity throughout your degree at University of Chichester. You will develop your performance skills and explore topics including performance, production, critical and cultural studies, business management and applied arts practice.

How you will learn

You will have a range of study options and contact hours throughout your Acting for Contemporary Theatre (Hons) degree. Your classes and contact hours will change each year.

In your first year at University of Chichester, you can expect to attend six hours per week of taught skills classes, at least four hours of rehearsals for third-year directing exercises, six hours of project classes, at least six hours of group rehearsal, two hours of lectures and seminars, and at least six hours of timetabled personal study and preparation. This makes up 30 hours per week.

On this Acting for Contemporary Theatre (Hons) course you will:

  • Explore a variety of theatre settings.
  • Discover theatrical contexts.
  • Develop your performance skills.
  • Learn to apply your business knowledge to the theatre industry.
  • Have the option to undertakes placement with a range of theatres.
  • Benefit from our professional industry partnerships throughout your studies.
  • Access placement opportunities including roles at The Chichester Festival Theatre, Forest Fringe, Edinburgh Festival and more.

Programme Structure


  • Performance Skills (devised text & character)
  • Production (postmodern)
  • Performance Skills (post-dramatic theatre)
  • Site-Specific Theatre
  • Clown, Comedy & Mask
  • Drama in Education
  • Children’s & Young People’s Theatre
  • The Body and Performance
  • Gender, Sexuality & Theatre

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 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

  • UCAS 104-120 tariff points from A levels or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC/ Cambridge Technical.
  • You will need to attend an audition. You will present two prepared speeches, discuss your interests with staff, share ideas for making theatre and take part in a devising workshop. You will have the opportunity to meet current students over lunch.
  • You will complete all four parts of the audition process, whichever degree you are applying for. You will meet and work with current students and members of staff and during the audition movement classes, workshops and your speeches.
  • A Levels: BBB-BCC
  • IB: 28 points

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 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 Chichester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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