University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' Highly recommended: 100% student satisfaction on this course (National Student Survey 2015). ' Gain an in'depth understanding of practice and theory with our stimulating range of innovative modules. ' You'll work with leading researchers, writers and practitioners in the field. ' You will have opportunities to gain work experience in teaching or in creative arts organisations (recent opportunities were with The People Show, Chelsea Theatre and Live Art Development Agency). ' The chance to do a work placement module in your final year. ' Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015).

Course Modules

Year 1: thinking through theatre; stages and staging 1; stages and staging 2; engaging performance 1 (questioning performance); engaging performance 2 (performance fieldwork); contemporary professional practices. Year 2: critical frameworks; arguments for comedy; riots, censorship and offence ; representing women (feminist perspectives on drama, theatre and performance); theatre and the American dream; race, ethnicity and representation; community drama and theatre; mapping modern drama; postmodernism and performance; music, theatre and performance; modernism, performance and the avant'garde; contemporary British drama; performance and live art; classical Greek and roman drama in context; staging gender (Shakespeare to Behn); in the beginning was sound; new media in performance; early modern practice; performance, culture and the poetics of the everyday: field methods in performance studies; contemporary devising strategies; adaptation for the theatre; installation art; voice in dramatic performance; approaches to directing; practical approaches to acting; design and scenography; studio theatre production; site specific theatre production. Year 3: theatre and drama for the young; stages of terror; theatre and landscape; performance, gender and sexuality; staging multicultural Britain (performance in a postcolonial perspective); the non'human in performance; the theatre image; theatre and religion; leisure industries, escape and experience; theatre on the move; food and performance; Shakespeare on screen; drama of the 60's counter'culture; race writes representation; Shakespeare and contemporary performance; performance in an age of hip hop; Romani/gypsy cultures in performance; theatre criticism; advanced theatre practices; text workshop; performing failure; performing non'fiction (biographical performance); performing comedy; group production project; applied theatre/community performance: perspectives and methods; work placement; performance practice as research; playwriting; performance documentation; dissertation; extended dissertation; special topic.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500 ???abroad???
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000 ???home???
5 - 7 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 112
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR L3 Quals in ICT Systems and Principles
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate
  • Course specific

Key Course Information

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90% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 83%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 83%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 90%

£16,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 70
Studying 5
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 5

30% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 3%

Total Coursework: 60%

Total Practical: 37%

£905 - £905
Typical cost of university accommodation

£1,030 - £1,236
Typical cost of private accommodation