• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

You will learn from researchers and guest practitioners, and engage critically and creatively with varied modules which will help you to put performance into context. We will support you to develop your own artistic vision based on your personal interests and aspirations, to grow in confidence showcasing your work.  

You will explore techniques that underpin acting and performing for the stage, gain a broad understanding of the history of theatre and performance from Ancient Greece to contemporary performance art, and investigate theatre as a vehicle for social change in politics and education.  

Gain real-world experience through placements and internships, get involved in professional performances, and broaden your horizons with theatre trips at home and abroad – all of which will prepare you for a range of careers in the arts industry.  

Graduate careers

Graduates from Drama (Joint Honours) (Hons) at the De Montfort University  gain strong skills  in critical analysis, reflection and research, and acquire  excellent oral and written communication skills. We will teach you to  effectively  collaborate, devise, organise and self-manage projects, and  deal confidently with public performance.  

Previous graduates have developed careers in media and technical theatre production, worked in theatres and community arts organisations, developed personal professional practice, set up their own theatre companies, and teach in primary, secondary and further education. Others choose to pursue postgraduate study,  such as  our  Performance Practices MA.  Recent destinations for Drama graduates include actor for the National Theatre, Associate Director at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre and Drama coach at Berzerk Productions. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Not available for International. 

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Performance in Context: History and Analysis
  • Acting and Performing
  • Performance in Context: Culture and Theory
  • Curve Company 
  • Popular Performance
  • Devised Theatre and Performance
  • Drama and the Community

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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

Drama and Arts and Festivals Management BA (Hons)Drama and Media BA (Hons)

    • 112 points from at least 2 A'levels or
    • BTEC Extended Diploma DMM or
    • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points

Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.

  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent) and GCSE  English (Language or Literature) at grade 4 or above.

We will normally require students have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.

  • We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above

Interview required: No

Drama and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

    • 104 points from at least 2 A'levels or
    • BTEC Extended Diploma DMM  or
    • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points

Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

  • DMU Sports Scholarship
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