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Theatre and Performance Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (QS) ,
The Theatre and Performance Studies course from University of Bristol will allow you to build your understanding and performance skills by exploring critical and historical frameworks alongside practical workshops. There are opportunities to engage with professional theatre-makers and our museum-accredited archive, the Theatre Collection.

About

In your first year of Theatre and Performance Studies course from University of Bristol you will learn how to analyse performance and plays alongside developing practical skills in theatre design, lighting, costume and production. In your second and third years you will choose from a range of options that will deepen your analytical, critical, practical and historical expertise.

Your degree culminates in an independent study project that can take the form of group or individual performance, an extended essay or an industrial placement. Placement partners have included the Bristol Old Vic, Mayfest, In Between Time and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. Students can also undertake placements elsewhere, including overseas.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Production and Design for Performance
  • Performance Forms and Analysis
  • Performance Contexts
  • Producing the Performance
  • Staging the Text
  • Performance Histories
  • Melodrama
  • Popular Performance: Cabaret, Music Hall, Musicals and Revue
  • Revenge Tragedy

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    185

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

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Academic Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer: AAB 
  • A-level Contextual offer: BBB 
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher level
  • Cambridge Pre-U offer: Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
  • Access to HE Diploma offer: Pass Access to HE Diploma (Humanities/Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Distinctions may be required in specified units.
  • BTEC offer: DDD in Performing Arts/Production Arts

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    22300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    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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Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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