Brunel University London

Course Introduction

At Brunel you'll study and specialise in a wide variety of skills'based strands, including Acting, Applied Drama, Digital Performance, Directing, Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre and Playwriting. You will learn about theatre theory and practice in historical and contemporary contexts and have plenty of opportunities to perform. As we're so close to central London, we regularly organise trips to see productions at, for example, the Barbican, the National Theatre, the Royal Court, and Sadler's Wells and participate in workshops with ground'breaking theatre companies all as part of your course. We also invite industry guests, actors, writers and directors in to talk about their professional development, to enable you to gain a real insight into a wide range of careers. Recent guests include, screen and TV writer Richard Zadjlic (BBC3's Tatou, This Life, Attachments and Eastenders), actor, director and Brunel alumni Will Edelsten and are looking forward to welcoming producer and cast director Neil Rutherford in the forthcoming year. You'll then get the chance to apply what you have learned on our work experience module 'Professional Experience and Development'. We emphasise practical routes into careers within the creative industries, in education or in wider research and offer networking support from the industry specialists on our staff when you graduate.

Course Modules

Level 1 Core: perspectives 1; histories 1 (pre'20th century); ensemble production. (choose four) Acting: essential skills; applied drama practice: an introduction; devising: filling the empty space; digital performance 1; directing 1: contexts, theories and practices; playwriting 1. Level 2 Core: Perspectives 2. Options: Acting: beyond naturalism; directing 2: contexts, theories and practices; playwriting 2; applied drama practice: project; devising: dramaturgy and adaptation; digital performance 2; musical theatre; bodies in performance. Level 3 Core: Final production (practical); written dissertation. 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).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,500 ???abroad???
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000 ???home???
6 years
Part Time
BA (Hons) £6,750 ???home???

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • GCE A-level BBB
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates ABBBB
  • 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 Coursework: 70%

Total Practical: 30%

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

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