University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

Challenging assumptions and territories, BA Performance Design and Practice explores theatre, film, video and live art. It emphasises collaborative practice, instilling a strong set of specialist and transferable skills. In the final year you'll shape your own individual project, anticipating your future in this diverse and expanding sector. You'll have the opportunity to incorporate a work placement within the curriculum, (e.g. within organisations such as the National Theatre or TV companies, on specific events, or as an assistant to a designer or director). The course has a long and distinguished heritage. Alumni include Maria Bjornson (Phantom of the Opera), Tim Hately (Spamalot), Alison Chitty (Mike Leigh films), Sandy Powell (The Young Victoria, Shakespeare in Love), and more recently Miriam Buether, Garance Marneur, Gary Card, Ben Stones & Samal Blak. The course is taught at Central Saint Martins, King's Cross.

Course Modules

This programme of study enables students to identify with a broad pathway focused on performance design, or performance practice. Performance Design: this pathway focuses on activities associated with the production and realisation of the visual components of a performance. Forms include theatre; live art; video; and community events. Performance Practice: This pathway focuses on a range of overlapping activities that support students' development towards roles such as director; performer; devisor; choreographer; writer; and dramaturge.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £17,230  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
Sandwich
BA (Hons) £17,230  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Sandwich
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Art Foundation Diploma
  • IELTS 6.0
  • Portfolio
  • Interview
  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • Tariff 80
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma