Brunel University London

Course Introduction

The world of contemporary theatre offers so many possibilities, so much inspiration and so much scope for the imagination and for collaborative work beyond conventional boundaries. A degree in Theatre equips you with specialist creative skills in performance. It also grounds you academically in history and theory. At the same time you'll acquire fundamental transferable life skills, such as collaboration, negotiation, teamwork, leadership skills, presentation skills, problem'solving and project'management ' essential to just about every professional environment you can imagine.

Course Modules

Level 1 Core: Perspectives (theatre); introduction to writing fiction; introduction to writing drama; histories 1: pre'20th century (theatre); ensemble production (theatre). Options: thinking about literature (creative writing); approaches to dramatic text (creative writing); approaches to poetry and prose (creative writing); acting: essential skills; applied drama practice: an introduction; devising: filling the empty space (theatre); digital performance 1; directing: contexts, theories, practices (theatre); playwriting 1. Level 2 core: Perspectives 2 (theatre); writing the short story; histories 2: 20th century to present day (theatre). Options: Acting: beyond naturalism; applied drama project; bodies and performance (theatre); devising: dramaturgy and adaptation; digital performance 2; directing 2; musical theatre; writing 2: experiments in language for performance (theatre); writing contemporary poetry; writing journalism; screenwriting; writing the journey. Level 3 Core: Final production (practical); written dissertation (in either subject). Options: Perspectives 3: battling with ideas; placement and professional development (compulsory for single hons); the canon reloaded; performance and embodiment; advanced musical theatre (by audition); writing modern fiction; writing comedy; writing modern drama; creative writing and the creative industries.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 - 7 years
Part Time
BA £6,750  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • GCE A-level BBB
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBB
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBB
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • IELTS 6.5
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)

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14% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 4%

Total Coursework: 82%

Total Practical: 14%

£4,500 - £6,900
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation